National Jersey Day in Leduc

Pipestone Flyer

National Jersey Day was created to bring awareness to sports in Canada. It is an agreed ‘statement of facts’ that sports build up a sense of community and dreams of success and fame in youth and are a fun and healthy activity for families to share, and individuals to engage in for optimal fitness. All over the region, business teams and individuals enjoyed an opportunity to wear a jersey of their favorite team.

Janet Guthrie, new Sports Tourism Coordinator at the LRC since August, emphasized the power of sports in Canada, and among our Capital Region’s residents. Regarding National Sport Day, she enthusiastically described the addition of unique sport features to the regular schedule of the LRC: the climbing wall challenge over the pool, underwater hockey, a floor hockey challenge for families, a free nutrition session with a renowned nutritionist and the demonstration of the LRC’s new TRX, a state-of-the-art, extreme fitness workout piece of equipment.

The extreme cold snap was expected to bring in ‘healthy’ crowds of visitors on that day. She added that beside a large number of LRC staff members, she saw many jerseys at the Civic Centre as well.

On a visit to The One 93.1 FM Radio Station, Stephan ‘The Newsman’ Sutcliffe, popular and spunky radio host and program director Jenn Dalen and yours truly, clad in our favorite jerseys were happy to grab MP James Rajotte for a photo, who had stopped by to record a Christmas greeting. Jenn was happy to contribute that “sports are great all around and these two events promote an active lifestyle.” The Edmonton-Leduc MP added that, “National Jersey Day and Sports Day are wonderful initiatives to recognize sports across our country and confirm that participation, as an athlete or as a spectator, is great. I would say, the best team to cheer for is…Canada!”

Later in the day we caught up with Mayor Greg Krischke and were fortunate to see him ‘sporting” the jersey of his favorite team: the City of Leduc! Mayor Krischke, the most vocal champion of our city, shared that “In our sports-loving country and especially in our region, these initiatives to promote sports are well-received.”

Joining the effort, The Leduc Regional Chamber of Commerce Team was proud to also promote sports by wearing their favorite jerseys. Jill Lange, Lorie Anne Samoisette, Executive Director Jennifer Garries and Jessica Roth posed for a picture. Ms. Garries was happy to contribute that, “the Chamber’s vision is to be a proactive voice and leader of our region. Our regional businesses are amazing supporters. National Jersey Day, National Sports Day and the City’ initiative to support Jump Start are good reminders of how great sports are for everyone.”

Pictured: Bernadette Lee, Jackie Kenlah and son Alex, fitness trainers Lucas Kailinak and Jocelyn Baraboneff, Janet Guthrie (new Sports Tourism Coordinator since August), Linda Glaicar, Jessica Farmer and Lee Ann Weller, the LRC’s Recreation Services Manager all pose for National Jersey Day at Leduc’s Recreation Centre. Photo by Dominique Vrolyk

See more Jersey Day photos in this week’s paper.

Just Posted

County of Wetaskiwin gravel hauling rates getting boost

Councilors vote to increase haul rate from $0.149 to $0.186 per tonne km

Wetaskiwin RCMP inspector ‘not surprised’ with Crime Severity Index

Inspector puts Maclean’s ‘Most Dangerous’ feature into perspective

UPDATED Two dead after head-on collision near Millet

UPDATED Wetaskiwin RCMP investigating, one dies at hospital

Wetaskiwin Chamber luncheon cancelled Nov. 16

Bad weather, icy roads mean benefits talk rescheduled for January

City of Wetaskiwin didn’t apply utility hikes to bills

Clerical financial error discovered by Wetaskiwin city council

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

Six students arrested, charged in sex assault probe at Toronto all-boys school

The school’s principal, Greg Reeves, described the video of the alleged sexual assault as ‘horrific’

Calgary Stampeders back to Grey Cup with 22-14 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Calgary was favoured to win the 2017 and 2016 Grey Cups, but lost to the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks respectively.

‘A giant step forward’: new $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond to enter circulation

A new $10 banknote featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait will go into circulation, just over 72 years after she was ousted from the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S.

Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts; 77 dead

Trump arrived at the oceanside conclave Saturday afternoon after visiting Northern California to survey the wildfire damage in the town of Paradise.

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

“It’s a suffering tape, it’s a terrible tape. I’ve been fully briefed on it, there’s no reason for me to hear it,” Trump said in the interview.

Canada Post calls for ‘cooling off’ period to allow for mediated talks

The proposal came as Canada Post workers continued their rotating strikes Monday after rejecting the Crown agency’s latest offer.

Metro Vancouver homicide detectives busy after separate weekend deaths

Homicide detectives in Metro Vancouver are investigating separate cases involving two deaths they say appear to be either targeted or suspicious.

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Most Read