Employees at the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle and the Ladysmith Press are teaming up to show support for youth sports.
With 66 employees at the press and at the newspaper, Black Press is the sixth-largest employer in Ladysmith, and this Friday (Sept. 28), staff in each building will be donning their favourite sports jerseys and T-shirts to raise money for Kidsport, a community based sport-funding program that provides grants for children ages 18 and under to participate in a sport season of their choice.
The Chronicle is urging everyone in Ladysmith, Chemainus and the surrounding area to have a little fun in the classroom or at the workplace while raising awareness for the third annual Sports Day in Canada.
Jersey Day invites you to exchange your regular work attire for your favourite team sweater. All you have to do in return is donate $2 to Kidsport.
“From municipal council chambers to office buildings and classrooms across the nation, we envision a sea of Canadians wearing their hearts on their sleeves on national Jersey Day,” states the promotional material for Jersey Day.
Jersey Day will be followed the next day by The Sports Day in Canada broadcast on CBC. Sponsored by Sport Canada, the CBC and a wide variety of sports organizations, Sports Day in Canada is described as “an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the power of sport to build community, fortify our national spirit and facilitate healthy, active living.”
Everyone is encouraged to join in the fun on Friday. We would love it if people and businesses participating in Jersey Day shared their photos on our Facebook page.
— The Chronicle