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Sports Day in Canada begins Saturday

11/28/2014 06:13 EST | Updated 01/28/2015 05:59 EST
The fifth edition of RBC Sports Day in Canada will be held Saturday in communities from coast to coast to coast. The whole country can join in with over 1,800 events being held across Canada. You can also tune in starting at 2 p.m. ET and watch on CBC TV and CBCSports.ca.

The broadcast kicks off at the Whitby Abilities Centre at 2 p.m. with Glenn Healy's Highland Creek pipe and drum band.

The show will include special reports including Winnipeg's Reg Sherren who has a story on two of Canada's oldest coaches with a unique connection and Bruce Rainnie live from CFB Shearwater in Halifax.

We will also have a live report from Vancouver's Shane Foxman who will be on-site at the National Cross Country Championships as well as interviews by Scott Russell with some of Canada's top athletes.

If you're in the Toronto area come to the Whitby Abilities Centre and see a variety of sports demonstrations and events including wheelchair basketball, pickle ball and sitting volleyball. You can also meet some of Whitby's best athletes including Anne Ottenbritte, Wayne Primeau and Brad Jacobs. 

Don't forget, wrapped inside our sports day celebration will be live coverage of men`s downhill championship alpine skiing from Lake Louise and figure skating featuring the pair`s, women's and men's free programs from the Grand Prix of Japan

Join in by tweeting us at #SportsDay and send us your photos! Some of them will make it on the broadcast.

Be sure to check the CBC Sports Facebook page for more coverage of the day.

You can also find us on Instagram @​_cbcsports_ to see behind the scenes photos and videos of the activities in Whitby. Use #SportsDay to tag your photos of the day from across Canada.

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