21st annual SportsFest returns to Port Colborne

Posted by Michelle Idzenga on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The 21st annual SportsFest returns to Port Colborne Feb. 7-9, 2020. For more than two decades, the Festival of Sports has provided activities for all ages and interests across the city. Several local charities benefit too, with proceeds from various events donated to the Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services Fire Prevention Program, Port Cares, Special Olympics Ontario, and our Active Camps program.

"In the middle of winter, when many of us feel like hibernating, SportsFest provides the community with an opportunity to get out, PORTicipate, and enjoy all that Port Colborne has to offer", said Luke Rowe, event assistant and volunteer coordinator. "We’re thankful for the support of several community groups and local businesses who have organized sports tournaments, free family fun activities, and events for the music lovers, foodies, and euchre players too. We’re also looking forward to being ‘freezin’ for a reason’ at our inaugural polar plunge."

The full schedule of SportsFest activities are below, including many returning favourites:

Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Mayor’s Cup Invitational Hockey Tournament

Vale Health & Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street
For more information, call Bryan: 905-835-2900 ext. 535.
Email: bryantheal@portcolborne.ca
Proceeds from the event will go to the City’s Active Camps program.

Progressive Euchre Night

Port Colborne Legion Branch 56, 67 Clarence Street
7 p.m. start.
$10/person.
For more information and for tickets, call Ginger Barrick: 905-835-2205. Email: barrickbg@hotmail.com NOTE: The chairlift is out of service.
Please bring a non-perishable food item.

Music Trivia – Name that Tune

Canalside, 232 West Street
8 p.m. start.
$10/person – Max. six people per team. RSVP Required.
Call Greg: 905-834-6090.
Email:greg@canalside.ca
Proceeds from the event will go to Port Cares.

Port Colborne YMCA Youth 10 years old+ (FREE)

Vale Health & Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street
6 - 9 p.m.
Ages 10yrs +
Swim and Open Gym.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

21st Annual Snow Golf Tournament

Whiskey Run Golf Club, 631 Lorraine Road
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$35/person – Two person teams.
Format: two-person scramble for 11 holes of snow golf.
For more information, visit www.whiskyrun.com, or call Jessica at 905-835-6864.
Email: jessica@whiskyrun.com
Proceeds from the event will go towards their Junior Golf Program.

Volleyball Tournament (Indoors) – Mens/Womens

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$200/team.
For more information, call Peter: 905-380-3207
Email: pleavere@sympatico.ca
Please bring a non-perishable food item.

Zuvic Memorial Sno-Pitch Tournament

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$250/team.
For more information, call William: 905-932-7663.
Email: wmurray7@sympatico.ca
Proceeds from this event will go to the Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services Fire Prevention Program.

Port Colborne Active Camps Ball Hockey Extravaganza

Vale Health & Wellness Centre
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drop in.
No pre-registration required.
All ages welcome!
Come out to PORTicipate in this free event, hosted by Port Colborne Active Camps. Enjoy activities such as ball hockey skills & drills and full game play. Feel free to stop by and warm up with some complimentary hot chocolate too. Game on!
For more information, call Blair: 905-835-2900 ext. 538.
Email: blairholinaty@portcolborne.ca

Port Colborne YMCA Activities (FREE)

Vale Health & Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street
1-3 p.m. Family Bounce & Gym Activities
All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult 16+)
1-4 p.m. – Open Swim
All ages. Participants 16+ must bring ID.

Mayor’s Cup Invitational Hockey Tournament

Vale Health & Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street
For more information, call Bryan: 905-835-2900 ext. 535.
Email: bryantheal@portcolborne.ca
Proceeds from the event will go to the City’s Active Camps program.

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020

Volleyball Tournament (Indoors) – Co-ed

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$200/team.
For more information, call Peter: 905-380-3207
Email: pleavere@sympatico.ca
Please bring a non-perishable food item.

Polar Plunge in Support of Special Olympics

H.H. Knoll Park Boat Launch, 260 Sugarloaf Street
Registration: 1 p.m.
Plunge: 3p.m.
Plungers either pay the registration fee or fundraise the minimum requirement to be able to takepart in the Plunge. Plungers can earn incentives based on how much money they raise in donations. For more information visit http://www.polarplunge.ca/plunges/portcolborne/ or call Luke 905-835-2900 ext. 566. Email: eventservices@portcolborne.ca Proceeds from the event will be donated to Special Olympics.

Soup Cook off

Canalside, 232 West Street
12 – 4 p.m.
$10/person or FREE if you enter a soup in the cook off.
Do you have a soup that everyone loves? Why not enter in our annual Soup Cook Off! And, if you love soup, come out and try all of the soups entered and vote for the soup you loved the best! For more information, call Greg: 905-834-6090
Email: greg@canalside.ca
Proceeds from the event will go to Port Cares.

Family Skate (FREE)

Vale Health & Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street – Rink 2
12:30 – 2 p.m.

Sponsored by Vance Badawey, M.P. Niagara Centre

Port Colborne YMCA Activities (FREE)

Vale Health & Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. – YOGA (Ages 13+)
Participants must bring ID
1-3 p.m. Family Bounce & Gym Activities. All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult 16+).
1-4 p.m. – Open Swim All ages. Participants 16+ must bring ID.

Mayor’s Cup Invitational Hockey Tournament – FINALS

Vale Health & Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street
For more information, call Bryan: 905-835-2900 ext. 535.
Email: bryantheal@portcolborne.ca
Proceeds from the event will go to the City’s Active Camp program.

The City of Port Colborne sponsors SportsFest 2020 in association with the YMCA of Niagara, and Molson Canadian. SportsFest 2020 headquarters returns to the City Tavern, 202 Main St. West.

For more information about each event, and to view the Mayor’s Cup Invitational Hockey Tournament Schedule, visit www.portcolborne.ca/page/Sportsfest.

 
 
 

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