The first annual Sport Fair - hosted by Sport PEI and U.P.E.I, with support from Aliant and CARI, is scheduled to take place next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2/3, with over 2000 elementary school students in grades 4 through 6 expected to attend and try out a variety of new sports.
The Fair - which will be spread out over the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre and the CARI facility, has been in the planning stages for the last six months, and organizer Lyall Huggan of Sport P.E.I is confident that it will be a big success.
“We are shooting in the dark a bit because this is the first fair of its kind in the province,” said Huggan, “but we have followed the Nova Scotia model closely in terms of set up and theirs has always been very successful. The sport centre and CARI are great sites to host something like this. Getting such a large number of students in and out will be a challenge but we have a large number of volunteers lined up through Panther athletes and the Aliant Pioneers, and we are confident that the children will not only have fun, but learn about some sports that they wouldn’t normally try.”
Twenty-four sports will be represented at the Fair, along with other organizations that promote active living and healthy lifestyles. There will be a variety of demonstrations and activities for the children to try, including karate, floor hockey, throwing a baseball measured by radar, and wheelchair basketball to name just a few.
Although the daytime sessions will be attended by students of the 23 elementary schools that have signed up for the Fair, the evening session on the Tuesday, from 6.00pm-8.00pm, is open to the public. Entry to the Fair is just $2, with all proceeds going to the Kidsport Fund.
For more information on the Sports Fair, call Sport P.E.I at 368-411
Any CPEI members who would like to assist at the booth, please drop by. Any help would be appreciated. Times are as follows: Tuesday 10am-12pm, 12-2pm for schools & 6-8pm for general public. Wednesday 9-11am & 11:30am-1:30pm for schools.