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Get active on Super Saturday

August 29, 2008
News Release

Quesnel, B.C., August 29, 2008 - Whether you like to spend your free time playing sports, supporting others, or kicking up your heels, you’ll want to make time for Super Saturday, September 6.

Quesnel and District Leisure Services and the Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year Committee have teamed up to present three events next Saturday that will encourage everyone to get active either as a participant or volunteer.

“In conjunction with the Volunteer Citizen of the Year Committee, we decided to hold all three events on the same day to encourage increased participation in the community at all levels – from the newest soccer players to our most experienced volunteers,” explained Diane Rogers, Recreation Manager. “When we increase activity and fitness levels and give back to the community, everyone benefits.”

There are three events on Super Saturday.  The First is Central Registration, where you can sign up for a wide range of community programs & activities and get your Recreation pass in one convenient stop. This annual event has been relocated to the Arts & Recreation Centre and is now on a Saturday.

The second event is the Volunteer Fair at West Park Mall, where you can learn about different volunteer organizations and choose one that can use your volunteer talents and energy.  You may just find a perfect fit!

Finally, if you are hoping to add more movement to your fall and winter, there’s no better opportunity to test drive a new sport or activity than Try It Out Day, a jam-packed event at West Fraser Timber Park and the local gyms.  The Try-athon will include orientations to 20 different activities, including ultimate Frisbee, cricket, belly dancing, lawn bowling, tennis, orienteering, bird watching, golf fitness, exercise classes for all levels, gymnastics, and soccer.  There are activities for everyone from three-year-olds and up, and supportive volunteers will share with you their passion for their game or activity.

All Super Saturday events will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information, call the Arts and Recreation Centre at 250-992-8200, the City of Quesnel at 250-992-2111, or email Tryitout@shaw.ca.

Did you know?

  • Being active will help you stay healthy, live longer and improve your quality of life.
  • Exercise slows the rate of bone loss and reduces the chances of acquiring osteoporosis.
  • Active people have a lower risk of colon cancer and breast cancer than sedentary people.
  • Regular physical activity decreases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, stroke and high blood pressure.
  • Volunteering can lead to personal and professional growth, not to mention that it’s a great way to have fun and meet new people.
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