19th annual SportsFest returns to Port Colborne

The 19th Annual SportsFest returns to Port Colborne February 9 -11, 2018. The Festival of Sports is a city-wide family-friendly community event providing activities for all ages and interests. Proceeds from various events are donated to local charities, including Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services Fire Prevention Program, Bless the City, and Port Cares.

“Our goal for SportsFest has always been to provide the community a mid-winter opportunity to get out, PORTicipate, and enjoy all that Port Colborne has to offer”, said Gina Tartaglia, Event Coordinator. “We wouldn’t be able to host this event without the support of community groups and local businesses, offering sports tournaments, free family fun, and activities for music lovers and foodies too.”

An exciting addition for 2018, Canada’s National Sledge Hockey Team will be taking on Team USA on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in an exhibition game to prepare of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Admission to the game is free and everyone is encouraged to come out, watch and cheer on Team Canada! Team Canada will be in Port Colborne for a week, starting Monday, February 5, 2018 for its training camp.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Team Canada to Port Colborne”, said Mayor John Maloney. “It was February 2013, five years ago, that we opened the doors to the Vale Health & Wellness Centre, and Team Canada’s arrival is another example of the caliber of sport we are able to host and accommodate.”

The full schedule of SportsFest activities is listed on the City of Port Colborne website: http://portcolborne.ca/page/Sportsfest.

Source – City of Port Colborne press release



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