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Brampton hosts Free Try-it Sports Day November 21 

BRAMPTON, ON: Watch demonstrations and try a new sport at Brampton’s Free Try-it Sports Day on November 21 at the Brampton Soccer Centre and Cassie Campbell Community Centre. Between 10 am and 4 pm, residents will have the opportunity to meet athletes learn about local sports organizations and experience more than 30 different sports. Featured activities include everything from Badminton to Zumba, with Cricket, Kabaddi, Baseball, Boxing, Run Jump Throw Wheel, Sledge Hockey, and Martial Arts to name just a few. Collect five stamps on your Sports Day passport (available at the event) for your chance to win great draw prizes! Event-goers earn a stamp for every sport they try or by filling out the onsite survey. Many professional athletes, Olympians, and members of the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame will be in attendance to greet visitors and promote their sports. The list of high profile athletes includes:

Elizabeth Manley – Figure Skating, 1988 Olympic and World Silver medallist

Carlton Chambers – Track, 1996 Olympic Gold medallist, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Stephen Clarke – Swimming, 1992 Olympic Bronze medallist, Brampton Sports Hall of Fame

Stephanie Dixon – Swimming, 19 medals in gold, silver and bronze at the Paralympic Games, Brampton Sports Hall of Fame

Troy “The Boss” Ross – Olympic boxer and Canada’s top-ranked boxing athlete

Ron Ellis – Hockey, Winner of the 1967 Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs

For a full list of attending athletes and a complete event schedule, please visit www.brampton.ca.

This event is registered with RBC Sports Day in Canada, a national celebration of the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving. In the week leading up to and including November 21, more than 2,000 local organizations, communities and schools across Canada will throw open their doors to celebrate sport at the local level. For more information about RBC Sports Day in Canada, please visit http://sportsday.cbc.ca.

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