Port Coquitlam residents are invited to grab their hockey sticks and strap on their skates as the city celebrates Sports Day in Canada.
Several events have been set up in the city in an effort to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle while reinforcing the city's small-town charm, said PoCo Mayor Greg Moore.
"We're highlighting the importance of sport and physical activity with people across the country," Moore said in a press release. "Sport and physical activity are important for a variety of reasons."
Events begin on Friday, Sept. 16 as the city hosts Jersey Day, and encourages participants to wear their favourite jerseys to work, school or wherever they go.
On Sept. 17, the mayor and city councillors will host the Mayor's Road Hockey Game at Rowland Lacrosse Box (corner of Wilson Avenue and Mary Hill Road). The free drop-in match will be open to families and kids of all ages and participants are encouraged to bring their own stick and healthy snacks.
Prizes will be provided and KidSport will be on hand to provide information and collect donations.
Later in the day, the city will hold the Elk's Skate at the Port Coquitlam rec complex (2150 Wilson Ave.). Participation is free and open to members of the community.
For more information, go to www.portcoquitlam.ca/sportsday or call the healthy resource centre at 604-927-7983.