CAF Sports Day
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Canadian Armed Forces Sports Day 20 & 21 October 2017

The fifth Annual Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Sports Day will be held on 20 October 2017. The event will coincide with the CAF Sports Awards Ceremony and serve as a celebration of sports at all levels. 4 Wing will join this celebration of sport via the conduct of a Military Sports Day and Jersey Day on Friday, 20 October 2017, and a Community Sports Day on Saturday, 21 October 2017. These activities have been planned to further develop and reinforce our CAF culture of health and physical fitness in support of Canada’s Defence Policy “Strong, Secure, and Engaged”. 

All Defence Team members are invited to participate! The CAF has a longstanding and rich sports history, wherein sports are considered an integral part of the continuing training and development of its members (developing attributes such as leadership, esprit de corps, physical fitness and warrior spirit).

The 4 Wing Fitness and Sports Department has organized a day filled with sports. The focus of this sports day is maximum participation of CAF Personnel, thus all units are encouraged to enter a team in at least one (and ideally all) of the tournaments that will be run over the course of the day. The tournaments run free of charge to participating teams and are as follows:
 

Sport

# of Participants

Location

Time

Who to Register With

Phone 780-840-8000

Ice Hockey

Min of 16 members on a team roster

Both ice surfaces at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre

0830-1530 hrs

Kevin Kiely

ext. 4740

Volleyball

Min of 7 members on a team roster

Main gym at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre

0830-1530 hrs

Tovah Fenske

ext. 8194

Curling

Min of 7 members on a team roster

Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club

0845-1530 hrs

Luke Grasby

ext. 3058

Squash

No set limits; one team per unit

Squash courts at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre

0830-1530 hrs

Jerry Ingham

ext. 8195

Disc Golf

Max 6 players per group

4 Wing Disc Golf Course

0830-1530 hrs

Dinah Coles

ext. 8145

Spinn-a-thon

Min of 7 members on a team roster

Mini-gym at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre

0830-1530 hrs

Charity Simmons

ext. 8162

Yoga-a-thon

Max of 75 participants for each scheduled class

Activity Room upstairs in the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre

0830-1530 hrs

Tovah Fenske

ext. 8194

Cricket

Min of 8 members on a team roster

Sports Field directly behind the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre

0830-1530 hrs

Jessica Walsh

ext. 7454

Health Promotion Scavenger Hunt

Team roster will consist of a min of 4 and a max of 6 members

Starting at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre

0830-1200 hrs

Tammy Buchanan

ext. 7127

Rugby 7’s Clinic

No teams; clinic only

Sports Field directly behind the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre

0830-1530 hrs

Jordan Charlebois

email only

Please register your team no later than 13 October 2017.

The Wing Commander and Wing CWO (or their delegated representatives) will officially open 4 Wing’s CAF Sports Day Celebrations in an all-inclusive Opening Ceremony. This will take place in the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre Blue Rink at 0800 hrs Friday, 20 October 2017. All competitors for each of the events imbedded in the Military Sports Day are to be in attendance.

To be run in conjunction with the Military Sports Day, in an effort to foster further excitement and build a fun atmosphere of team rivalry, all members of the 4 Wing Defence Team will be permitted to wear their favorite sports team jersey while participating in the Military Sports Day (either as a spectator, player, coach, or team manager) and throughout the work day (provided it does not present itself as a safety hazard or interfere with operations). All members of the 4 Wing Defence Team must liaise with their direct supervisor to ensure the wearing of a sports jersey will be authorized for this day.

This year we’re big on TEAM SPIRIT!!! Not only will there be prizes (and Wing Commander Cup Points) for the winning teams, we are also awarding prizes and cup points at each venue (hockey, curling, volleyball, etc.) for the best display of team spirit and for the best team cheer! Spectators, this is your opportunity to shine!! So wear your favorite team jersey, don your unit colours, bring your mascot, flags, banners and get ready to CHEER!! – P.S. to set yourself above the rest in the “team cheer category” we are looking for not only a great team cheer, but the “moves” to go with it!!! 

Friday is not the only day of sports fun. The Community Recreation Department has organized a day of Community Sports to be conducted at 4 Wing Cold Lake on Saturday, 21 October 2017. Activities are as follows:
  • Free Public Skate (1300-1500 hrs). This open skating session will take place on the Red Rink at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre. No pre-registration required; 
  • Free Family Swim (1430-1600 hrs) and Free Public Swim (1600-1800 hrs). These open swimming sessions will take place in the aquatic centre at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre. No pre-registration required; and
  • Free Rock Climbing (1400 hrs-1700 hrs). This open rock climbing session will take place in the main gymnasium at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre. No pre-registration required.

Link to full Admin Order for CAF Sports Day.