College of the Rockies Celebrating RBC Sports Week

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College of the Rockies’ Manager, Student Life and Athletics Cori Andrichuk looks forward to RBC Sports Week events

College of the Rockies will be celebrating sport during the week of November 16 to 21. In conjunction with RBC Sports Day in Canada, the College will be hosting a week of fun activities to celebrate the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving.

Cori Andrichuk, Manager, Student Life and Athletics explains, “RBC Sports Day in Canada, taking place on November 21, 2015, is an annual national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance, that takes place in communities across the country.”

The College’s Sports Week kicks off on Monday, November 16 with half-court hoops games for College students from 1:00 to 3:00pm.  Following that, from 4:00 to 6:00pm, will be a volleyball camp for children ages 10 to 12 with the College’s own Avalanche teams.  There are 25 spots open with a cost of only five dollars per person.

The fun continues on Tuesday with community drop-in access to the climbing wall from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for a five dollar fee and an opportunity to try badminton and/or Pickle Ball in the gymnasium for free between 3:00 and 5:00pm.

Wednesday will see an Indoor Soccer Skills camp for kids aged 9 to 11.  Spots are limited so interested participants should register as soon as possible.  The camp will run from 3:30 to 5:00pm and cost only two dollars.  From 5:00 to 6:00, College students will be invited to participate in an indoor soccer game.

Thursday, the College will host a free Dodge Ball tournament from 1:00 to 4:00pm before taking part in National Jersey Day on Friday, November 20.  National Jersey Day is a day where sports fans can show their love and support for sport by wearing a jersey, team or club uniform to school, work or play.  The Student Life office will be issuing a campus-wide challenge for all students and staff.

On Saturday, November 21, the College of the Rockies Avalanche will be hosting the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades.   Prior to the first matches, the College will be hosting Avalanche Spirit Day.  Between 11:30 am and 12:45pm, Student Life will be offering fun activities including face painting and a barbecue.  Everyone is invited to attend and to wear the Avalanche team colours – blue and white.  Games start at 1:00pm.

Also on Saturday, the College will be holding a free NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) course from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  The course is open to any interested parents, coaches, recreation leaders, and teachers.

The College’s Kinesiology and Teacher’s Education programs are continuing to be leaders in delivering and developing FMS and Physical Literacy programs.  They are currently working with eight elementary schools in Cranbrook and the applied research they have completed has been recognized provincially, nationally and internationally.

“We hope to see members of the community come up and take part in all of our Sports Week activities and to wear their best blue and white as they come out to cheer on the Avalanche,” Andrichuk adds.

For more information about College of the Rockies’ RBC Sports Week schedule of events, or to register for an event, contact 250-489-2751 extension 3572 or email bmillis2@cotr.bc.ca

To register for the NCCP fundamental movement skills workshop, contact lavery@cotr.bc.ca or jpickering@cotr.bc.ca

Schedule of Events:

 Monday, November 16
• Half Court Hoops (COTR students).  1:00 – 3:00pm  FREE
• Volleyball Camp (Kids 10 – 12)  4:00 – 6:00pm  $5.00

Tuesday, November 17
• Climbing Wall drop-in.  1:00 – 3:00pm  $5.00
• Badminton/Pickle Ball  3:00 – 5:00pm  FREE

Wednesday, November 18
• Indoor Soccer Skills camp (Kids 9 – 11)  3:30 – 5:00pm  $2.00
• Indoor Soccer Game (COTR students) 5:00 – 6:00pm  FREE

Thursday, November 19
• Dodge Ball Tournament 1:00 – 4:00pm  FREE

Friday, November 20
• National Jersey Day – All day.  FREE

Saturday, November 21
• Avalanche Spirit Day  11:30am – 12:45pm  FREE
• Avalanche game vs UFV Cascades 1:00pm  $2.00 students/$5.00 adults
• NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills course  9:00am – 12:00pm  FREE