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4th Wave Sports Tournament

Date posted: August 22, 2017
4th Wave Sports Tournament

Starting from the early morning, Centennial Park was filled with instructions from coaches and whistles from referees. In between, you could hear the occasional yelp and even a light “expression of frustration” from the players in a number of different languages. From Ukrainian to Polish, to Russian, to Spanish and more. In a great atmosphere, the day unraveled at a steady pace. From quarter finals to half finals, to finals… Kids from ages 5, girls and boys, to men ages 30+, all participated in the day’s soccer tournament with each team carrying their own colours, name, representing a different ethnicity.

 

As the games wrapped up around 2 PM, and everyone changed out of their dirty and sweaty jerseys, players, family members and friends all headed down to the play area where food, drinks, music and games kept the crows entertained for the rest of the evening. Kids celebrated their prizes and medals while the parents and older played enjoyed the chance to sit down, relax and chat over some cold beer. A very Canadian way to celebrate Ukraine’s Independency Day – in solidarity with other cultures, other age groups, professions, and soccer lovers.

 


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