Anna Pedersen, two, learns how to summersault with help from Tera Masson — of the Langley Gymnastic Foundation ­— at Saturday’s Sports Day in Canada. The event was held in locations across canada as a celebration of the power of sport to build community, national spirit and healthy living.

Photo: Giving it a try

Curious young sports fans were given the chance to try their hand at various sporting activities as the Langley Events Centre hosted a Sports Day in Canada event.

More than 150 people attended the event in Langley.

The event was just one of 1,400 sporting events, activities, open houses and try-it days held across the country as part of the Sports Day in Canada.

“Sport has the power to make individuals, communities and our nation stronger,” said Kelly Murumets, the president and CEO of ParticipAction.

“It provides a way for adults, children and youth to learn new skills, make new friends, and challenge themselves, all while becoming more physically active. ParticipAction is committed to inspiring Canadians to get active and participate in sport so that all Canadians are leading healthier, more active lifestyles. RBC Sports Day in Canada is a great opportunity to get people engaged.”

The Township of Langley, the City of Langley, the Langley Events Centre and Pacific Sport Fraser Valley teamed up in celebration of RBC Sports Day in Canada.

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