All Sport One Day 2019 Sets New Attendance Record

June 17, 2019

CALGARY, Alberta — Sport Calgary’s popular “All Sport One Day” event set a new attendance record this year, with over 4000 kids discovering a new sport for free.

Held this year on Saturday, June 15, All Sport One Day is a free annual day of sport discovery for Calgary kids ages 6 to 17. Local sport organizations – over 85 this year - volunteered their time to host over 380 sport sessions at 20 partner facilities across Calgary.

Sports offered included traditional favourites such as soccer, baseball, basketball, and golf, but also unique offerings such as combat archery, circus arts, capoeira, gaelic football, ninja warrior training, and quidditch.

Sport Calgary is proud that many sessions were fully or partially adaptable to accommodate persons with disabilities. The free annual event allows kids from all demographics and backgrounds a chance to fall in love with a new sport.

“All Sport One Day continues to grow in popularity each year, inspired by the importance of amateur sport and play for kids,” said Murray Sigler, Sport Calgary CEO. “Because of its broad grassroots support, the event now stands out and is recognized nationally as a Canadian success story that is unique to Calgary.”

“On behalf of all of us at Sport Calgary, our sincere thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who make the event a success.”

About Sport Calgary

Sport Calgary is a volunteer non-profit society, representing sport in the city of Calgary. Sport Calgary is an official Civic Partner of the City of Calgary. As an advocate of sport, we strive to assist, support and influence the growth of sport in Calgary by:

•        Playing a lead role in the implementation of the Calgary Sport for Life Policy, and ensuring it continues to create a vision for sport in Calgary from introductory to high performance levels
•        Continually identifying and assessing the needs of the sport community and facility stakeholders
•       Encouraging development and enhancement of appropriate facilities and the efficient utilization of current facilities
•        Fostering collaboration within the sport community and coordination of resources amongst stakeholders to develop and enhance facilities
•        Increasing the profile of sport in Calgary, and advocating the values and benefits of sport
•        Facilitating education and training opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and volunteers
•        Acting as a resource for sport organizations
•        Encouraging the hosting of sport events and sport tourism in Calgary

Matthew Achtymichuk