Friday marks the opening of the Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game, with Ultimate Chilliwack playing a lead role.
Twenty-eight communities across Canada will be playing a string of one-hour games, starting at 7 p.m. Friday night and concluding at 11 p.m. Saturday night (Pacific time).
Games will be played in 10 provinces and one territory.
Money raised from the event will go to two charities, Ultimate Peace and the Boys and Girls Club of Canada.
Ultimate Peace builds bridges of friendship and understanding for youth from different social and cultural backgrounds in conflict zones around the world.
BGCC’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
The score from each game will be carried over to the next, with the winning team getting 60 per cent of donations for their charity and the runner up getting 40 per cent.
Ultimate Peace will be represented by red jerseys.
BGCC will be represented by white jerseys.
The first game is in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. The final game is in Victoria.
Chilliwack is in the third slot, playing at 9 p.m. Friday at Exhibition Stadium.
Anyone is invited to play and donate to the two worthy causes. Show up at Exhibition Stadium at 8:30 p.m. Friday night with either a red or white shirt. The event will go ahead rain or shine.
Get more details online at canadianultimate.com.
Get more info on the local club at http://chilliwack.bcdss.bc.ca/AHGCUG.html.