/ What Exactly is Try-It Day?


One of our favourite signature events is our Try-It Day event.  This past June we held our biggest one to date and it was a resounding success. Thank you to the 37 organizations who offered 39 different activities and the 23 venues who hosted 650 youth participants.

For those of you wondering “What the heck is Try-It Day?” Try-It Day (TID) is a day of FREE sport exploration for youth ages 6-17.  (We added art classes to our last event for the first time and it was a big hit!)

Sport organizations get a chance to showcase their sport while kids gets an opportunity to try something new and fun.  (Did you know we have more than 80 sports on offer in our region?)  It’s a chance for them to shine and dazzle the community with the programs and coaches they have available.

Try-It Day fits into what the Grande Prairie Regional Sport Connection mandate in two ways.  It helps to promote sport throughout the region and it supports sport organizations with potential membership opportunities.  The Sport Connection organizes the event from start to finish. (Selecting dates, finding sponsors, inviting sport organizations, booking venues, promotions and media, creating the schedule and managing the registrations.) All participants need to do is show up and have fun.

TID has now become a twice a year event with a winter and spring edition.  The dates for the 2023 events are tentatively set at January 21 & June 3.  Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when registration is opening.

Of course, we can’t miss thanking our sponsors,  without them we would not be able to offer this event to the community for FREE.  Thank you to our presenting sponsor Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Center and our 6 sport sponsors who sponsored 12 sports in total.  Adventure Physiotherapy, Aquatera Utilities, Beairsto & Associates Engineering, Elite Vac & SteamISL Engineering, and Ortho 101.

Here is what parents had to say about our latest event:

What sports would you like to see at Try-It Day?