Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence and the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame will host the fifth annual Island Savings Family Sport and Recreation Festival on Saturday.
“The festival is a great way of introducing kids to new opportunities at the club and community level, and for parents to learn more about options for keeping their kids engaged in healthy, enjoyable activities,” said Jackie Connelly, even co-ordinator. “What makes this event unique is that kids can try out all of these activities for an afternoon; they will be shown how to pass a rugby ball, how to hold a tennis racquet and hit a ball successfully over the net, and know what a karate stance looks like. Our goal is to not only give them the chance to try out a sample of different sports and activities, but hopefully excite them about what they might want to participate in, long term.”
The festival will include over 30 mini-sport activities for kids of all ages to try, and it will also be a great way to introduce kids and parents to sport, recreation and physical activity opportunities in Greater Victoria. Some of the 30+ activities include Adrena LINE Zipline (by donation), numerous physical literacy activities, outdoor rock climbing, tennis, rugby, orienteering, Taekwondo, karate, motocross, and adapted sports such as para-biathlon and wheelchair basketball.
Donations made to ride the zipline will help raise funds for the Sport Start Grant, a funding opportunity provided by Island Savings Credit Union’s Community Investment program that provides children and youth under 19 years participate in PISE Community Programs.
The free, half-day interactive sport and recreation expo for the family, will be at PISE, located on Camosun College’s Interurban campus, 4371 Interurban Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 3. Parking is free. Visit piseworld.com/events for more details.