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Olympian Charmaine Crooks joins the fun at Markham Sports Day

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Olympian Charmaine Crooks joins the fun at Markham Sports Day New for 2019!

Breaking Dance Battle by Universal Breaking League.


MARKHAM, ON – September 10, 2019 – Join us at the Markham Pan Am Centre on Sunday, September 15 for Markham Sports Day.

This annual signature sporting event builds community, celebrates the power of sport, and strengthens our national spirit while facilitating healthy, active living. It’s a great opportunity to try a new sport or perfect your skills in a sport you already love.

“Markham is home to many great and accomplished athletes and we take our sports seriously,” says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “We are a global sports destination and the Markham Pan Am Centre is world-class facility hosting countless international and national championships. Let’s come together as a community, have some fun and celebrate what we love about sports, while nurturing the next generation of athletes.”

There will be a variety of indoor and outdoor try-it activities for all ages and abilities, including kendo, taekwondo, ball hockey, dry-land curling, soccer, netball, basketball, sledge hockey chairs, volt hockey chairs, and much more! No registration is required.

Bring your bike and helmet and get safety tips from Can-Bike, watch an awe-inspiring Breaking dance battle hosted by the Universal Breaking League and cheer on your favourite performer. Meet Andrew Platt, ball hockey gold medalist, and get some shooting tips from the master.

You won’t want to miss Charmaine Crooks, Canadian athlete, five-time Olympian and Olympic silver medalist who was the first Canadian woman to run 800 metres in under two minutes. She will be available for photos, autographs and to share some inspiration.

“Building confidence, leadership and teamwork are some of the benefits a child will experience through sports,” said Charmaine Crooks. “These core skills not only help a child succeed in sports, but can also help shape their ethics, which they take forward throughout their lives. It has to start early in life, and community sports play a key role. Markham Sports Day is the perfect opportunity to get kids out and active to try a sport. I wholeheartedly support community events like this.”

The Markham Pan Am Centre is a place for our community sport organizations to teach and develop athletes and future athletes to become the best in their sport. The City of Markham is proud of its rich sporting heritage and values a strong sporting culture that promotes accessibility and inclusiveness.

View a full list of try-it activities offered at Markham Sports Day.


What
Markham Sports Day

When
Sunday, September 15, 2019
11 AM to 3 PM

Opening ceremony at 1 PM. Interview and photo opportunities available.

Where
Markham Pan Am Centre
16 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario

Who
Mayor Frank Scarpitti
Members of Council
Charmaine Crooks, five-time Olympian and Olympic silver medalist
Andrew Platt, Ball Hockey gold medalist
Ian Moss, CEO Gymnastics Canada




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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office: Lama Nicolas, Senior Communications Advisor at lnicolas@markham.ca or 416.671.2890.

For all other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham: Maxine Roy, Advisor, Communications and Media Relations at mroy@markham.ca or 647.200.8718.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.

About Markham Pan Am Centre: Sport Development in the City of Markham, focuses in six key components: Athlete Development, Coaches Development, Officials Development, Physical Literacy, Sport System Sustainability, and Sport Tourism. The vision for Sport Strategy is to nurture and grow our community sport network and raise the profile of Markham through sport tourism. The Markham Sport Development Unit acknowledges the important role that Community Sport Groups play in building a strong “Markham” sporting culture and promoting Excellence in Sport from childhood and beyond.


Olympian Charmaine Crooks joins the fun at Markham Sports Day New for 2019!

Breaking Dance Battle by Universal Breaking League.


MARKHAM, ON – September 10, 2019 – Join us at the Markham Pan Am Centre on Sunday, September 15 for Markham Sports Day.

This annual signature sporting event builds community, celebrates the power of sport, and strengthens our national spirit while facilitating healthy, active living. It’s a great opportunity to try a new sport or perfect your skills in a sport you already love.

“Markham is home to many great and accomplished athletes and we take our sports seriously,” says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “We are a global sports destination and the Markham Pan Am Centre is world-class facility hosting countless international and national championships. Let’s come together as a community, have some fun and celebrate what we love about sports, while nurturing the next generation of athletes.”

There will be a variety of indoor and outdoor try-it activities for all ages and abilities, including kendo, taekwondo, ball hockey, dry-land curling, soccer, netball, basketball, sledge hockey chairs, volt hockey chairs, and much more! No registration is required.

Bring your bike and helmet and get safety tips from Can-Bike, watch an awe-inspiring Breaking dance battle hosted by the Universal Breaking League and cheer on your favourite performer. Meet Andrew Platt, ball hockey gold medalist, and get some shooting tips from the master.

You won’t want to miss Charmaine Crooks, Canadian athlete, five-time Olympian and Olympic silver medalist who was the first Canadian woman to run 800 metres in under two minutes. She will be available for photos, autographs and to share some inspiration.

“Building confidence, leadership and teamwork are some of the benefits a child will experience through sports,” said Charmaine Crooks. “These core skills not only help a child succeed in sports, but can also help shape their ethics, which they take forward throughout their lives. It has to start early in life, and community sports play a key role. Markham Sports Day is the perfect opportunity to get kids out and active to try a sport. I wholeheartedly support community events like this.”

The Markham Pan Am Centre is a place for our community sport organizations to teach and develop athletes and future athletes to become the best in their sport. The City of Markham is proud of its rich sporting heritage and values a strong sporting culture that promotes accessibility and inclusiveness.

View a full list of try-it activities offered at Markham Sports Day.


What
Markham Sports Day

When
Sunday, September 15, 2019
11 AM to 3 PM

Opening ceremony at 1 PM. Interview and photo opportunities available.

Where
Markham Pan Am Centre
16 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario

Who
Mayor Frank Scarpitti
Members of Council
Charmaine Crooks, five-time Olympian and Olympic silver medalist
Andrew Platt, Ball Hockey gold medalist
Ian Moss, CEO Gymnastics Canada




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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office: Lama Nicolas, Senior Communications Advisor at lnicolas@markham.ca or 416.671.2890.

For all other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham: Maxine Roy, Advisor, Communications and Media Relations at mroy@markham.ca or 647.200.8718.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.

About Markham Pan Am Centre: Sport Development in the City of Markham, focuses in six key components: Athlete Development, Coaches Development, Officials Development, Physical Literacy, Sport System Sustainability, and Sport Tourism. The vision for Sport Strategy is to nurture and grow our community sport network and raise the profile of Markham through sport tourism. The Markham Sport Development Unit acknowledges the important role that Community Sport Groups play in building a strong “Markham” sporting culture and promoting Excellence in Sport from childhood and beyond.