CCE paddling to celebrate Sports Day

A paddle around Cultus Lake is combined with a game of poker as the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence promotes active living.

To mark this year’s RBC Sports Day in Canada, the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence is hosting a Poker Paddle at Main Beach Cultus Lake.

It’ll take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The CCE invites everyone to bring their canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards or dragon boats and paddle around the lake.

There will be five stops along the way.

At each stop a playing card will be given out, and the best poker hand at the end will win a prize. There will also be food and drinks at the finish.

RBC Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high‐performance levels.

It caps off a week of more than 1,000 local events and activities, such as community-wide festivals, try-it days, open houses, games, competitions, meet-and-greets, tournaments, fun runs, spectator events and pep rallies.

It includes a special broadcast on CBC television.

“Sport is a universal language that inspires and unites people,” said Kelly Murumets, president and CEO of ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada. “It’s also a way that adults, children and youth can learn new skills, make new friends, and challenge themselves, all while becoming more physically active and, ultimately, leading to healthier, more active lifestyles.”

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