Ultimate across Canada

Chilliwack’s ultimate frisbee club will join players from across the country on June 17-18 for the Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game. This game for charity will pit white against red, with the white team representing the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and the red team representing Ultimate Peace.

“Ultimate is a fantastic way of combining physical fitness with pure fun,” said Pam Jolliffe, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. “Thanks to the generous support of Ultimate Canada, clubs can continue offering programs that encourage healthy living and motivate physical activity amongst young people.”

The unique relay format will see Chilliwack’s club playing from 10-11 p.m. on June 17.

At the end of the hour, the score will be passed along to Yellowknife.

At the end of their hour, Yellowknife will pass the score along to Kamloops, continuing until it has run through 27 Canadian locations.

At the end of the game, the winning charity will receive 60 per cent of the funds raised and the other charity will receive 40 per cent.

The game is organized by Ultimate Canada, the national governing body for the sport.

The organization promotes the growth and development of ultimate throughout the country.

“Through the Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game, Ultimate Canada is proud to support two great charities that teach youth to take personal responsibility for their actions, exhibit mutual respect towards others and uphold the principle of fair play.” said Danny Saunders, executive director of Ultimate Canada. “These are core values in the sport of ultimate, and we are excited to have partners that are working in Canada and abroad to teach youth these important character developing life skills.”

The Chilliwack Ultimate League plays rain-or-shine at Townsend Park on Friday nights. Get more info on local ultimate from Iain Gardner, who can be contacted by phone at  604-792-9591 or by email at iain_april@shaw.ca. For more on Ultimate Canada, see www.CanadianUltimate.com.