PISE Family Sport & Recreation Festival

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April 29, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) – PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) and the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame will host the 5th Annual Island Savings Family Sport & Recreation Festival on Saturday, May 3 from 11 am – 3 pm.

The festival, which is an exciting free, half-day interactive sport and recreation expo for the family, will be at PISE, located on Camosun College’s Interurban campus.

The festival will include over 30 mini-sport activities for kids of all ages to try, and it will also be a great way to introduce kids and parents to sport, recreation and physical activity opportunities in Greater Victoria. Some of the 30+ activities include Adrena LINE Zipline (by donation), numerous physical literacy activities, outdoor rock climbing, tennis, rugby, orienteering, Taekwondo, karate, motocross, and adapted sports such as para-biathlon and wheelchair basketball.

“The festival is a great way of introducing kids to new opportunities at the club and community level, and for parents to learn more about options for keeping their kids engaged in healthy, enjoyable activities,” says Event Coordinator, Jackie Connelly. “What makes this event unique is that kids can try out all of these activities for an afternoon; they will be shown how to pass a rugby ball, how to hold a tennis racquet and hit a ball successfully over the net, and know what a karate stance looks like. Our goal is to not only give them the chance to try out a sample of different sports and activities, but hopefully excite them about what they might want to participate in, long term”.

Donations made to ride the Adrena LINE Zipline will help raise funds for the Sport Start Grant, a funding opportunity provided by Island Savings Credit Union’s Community Investment program,that provides children and youth under 19 years who require full or partial funding in order to participate in PISE Community Programs. There will also be an opportunity to enter to win a fabulous family activity draw prize

PISE is located at 4371 Interurban Road. Parking is FREE.  For more information call: 250-220-2510. www.piseworld.com/events 

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