Olympic Day is held annually on June 23 to celebrate the birth of the Modern Olympic Games. The Canadian Olympic Committee is providing this Olympic Toolkit to enhance Olympic Day in Canada.
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may2012-photo1.jpgOlympic Day is held annually on June 23 to celebrate the birth of the Modern Olympic Games. The Canadian Olympic Committee is providing this Olympic Toolkit to enhance Olympic Day in Canada. It not only highlights the need to adopt and maintain a healthy active lifestyle, but also to practice the Olympic Values in our everyday life: fun, fairness, respect, personal growth, leadership, and peace.

Come celebrate Olympic Day on Rideau Grounds

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) in partnership with the Governor General of Canada, the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) and Kidsport are planning a national Olympic Fair coinciding with Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Olympic Day, Saturday, June 23rd from 8am to 3pm on the Grounds of Rideau Hall. As a way to create awareness of the Olympic Movement and Olympic Values, children, youth and their families are invited to discover and try a sport. Olympians, coaches and volunteers will be invited to speak about their experience and inspire Canadians to adopt and apply the Olympic Values (excellence, fun, fairness, respect, personal growth, leadership and peace).

Olympic Day Toolkit 

Designed to guide you in every step of your event, the Olympic Day Toolkit contains useful information and advice for the preparation and staging of your Olympic Day. It includes the following:

  • Introductory remarks by the International Olympic Committee and the Canadian Olympic Committee;
  • A brief background of Olympic Day, which will assist you particularly in the promotion of your event;
  • Ideas and material to enrich your educational and cultural workshops;
  • Tips for the promotion and communication of your event;
  • Suggested modified activities promoting the Olympic Games sport programme;
  • Some promotional videos including the IOC President’s message video.

Mini Olympic Games

Catch the excitement of the Olympic Games and Olympic Day by hosting a club-wide Mini Olympic Games. Enjoy the fun of 30 modified versions of summer and winter sports in the Olympic Games program. Through these activities children will possess a better understanding of the sports, experience the Olympic Values and be equipped to get behind Canada’s Olympic Team during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

may2012-media.jpgTorch Relay

Use your creativity to create your own torch, plan your Torch Relay Route, and make your own medals! As part of every Olympic Games, a torch relay is planned that often involves schools, clubs and local sport dignitaries. The relay is symbolic in that it leads to igniting the cauldron during the Opening Ceremonies, and officially opens the Games. The flame will stay ignited until the Olympic Games are officially closed.

Trivia

What year did the Olympic Games originate? What is the Olympic motto? Olympic Trivia can be used to help engage your participants in Olympic Day and learn more about the Olympic Games, completed by individual participants or in teams, test your knowledge of the Olympic Games with Olympic Trivia!



Download Free Resources at www.olympicschool.ca

We invite you, your organization, and anyone you know who may be interested, to take a closer look at the Olympic Tool Kit available at www.olympicschool.ca.
 
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