In a little more than a year, Canada will be heading to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics and that legendary Canadian pride is already soaring! As a proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Tire has come up with some great ideas for ways that you can get your whole family involved in the countdown to the summer games. Try these four tips to help build your excitement and anticipation!
- Pick one summer Olympic sport you have never tried before and play that sport with your kids. Here’s the full list of summer Olympic sports.
- Pick a goal that you want to track, i.e., how many basketball free shots can you take, what is your best trampoline move, how fast can you run 50 metres, etc.
- Work on a specific skill and try to see how with practice you can improve throughout the year. Before next year’s Olympics, get your family to try again to see if they can beat their personal best.
- Do you know any Canadian athletes who are on the #RoadtoRio for the first time? Find out who they are and what they are planning for 2016.
To celebrate the athletes currently preparing for this exciting event, Canadian Tire is hosting a fun-filled #RoadToRio Twitter party! Come join in the conversation on August 5, 2015 at 8:00pm EST to kick off the official countdown to the 2015 Summer Olympics in Rio. Your Canadian pride will be soaring after joining in this inspiring party!
And not only is there $1000 in prizing available, the party will feature some very special guests…three Olympic athletes! Come chat with Rosie MacLennan, 2012 Olympic Gold medallist for trampoline, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Canadian heptathlete and 2012 Olympian and Mark de Jonge, Olympic sprint kayaker and world record holder! These three stars are sure to build your anticipation for the upcoming games.
There’s no RSVP required, so mark your calendar and come join in the fun. Please note that prizes are open to Canadian residents only, though all are welcome to join in the conversation. And if you’re new to Twitter parties, consider following along using the #WannaPlayChat #RoadToRio Twubs page! But no matter how you decide to participate, this is one party you won’t want to miss. It’s sure to have you ready to cheer for our incredible athletes during the upcoming Summer Olympics!