November 21 was officially Sports Day in Canada, but many communities across the nation decided to make it a week-long celebration of active, healthy living by their citizens of all ages. Merritt was one of them!

The City’s Leisure Services Department in conjunction with PacificSport Interior BC put together a passport of events happening in and around our community, and encouraged Merrittonians to discover, explore and participate. Many locals took up the challenge!

The Merritt Herald was on site to take in and record a lot of the activities — from gymnastics to bingo, from indoor tennis and pickleball to taekwon-do, curling, lifeguard training and seniors aerobics. The common denominator amongst them all — people socializing, having fun and keeping fit. That’s sports!