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Celebrating sport

Saturday, Nov. 21 is the sixth annual RBC Sports Day in Canada, a national celebration of sport and active living. In the week leading up to RBC Sports Day, event sponsors ParticipACTION, the CBC and True Sport encourage people across Canada to try new sports and get together for community games.

Here in Winnipeg, take part in 2017 Canada Summer Games Jersey Day. On Friday, Nov. 20, wear your favourite sports jersey to work or school to help celebrate sport everywhere you go. That evening, stop by the Earl Grey Community Centre for a family-friendly activity night, held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Raising the Cup

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are eliminated from the CFL playoffs, but the 103rd Grey Cup is still coming to Winnipeg.

Investors Group Field will host the big game on Sunday, Nov. 29, but the party starts the week before. The Cup itself arrives at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The Manitoba Craft Beer Concert Series featuring Dallas Smith and Aaron Pritchett starts on Thursday, Nov. 26 at the RBC Convention Centre. Several CFL fans will hold parties around the city for their visiting fanbases, and fans can march from downtown Winnipeg to Investors Group.

Talking about osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that decreases bone density and causes bones to become thin, weak and porous. That’s a recipe for increase the risk of fractures.

To help raise awareness about this disease, Osteoporosis Canada has named November National Osteoporosis Month.

There is no single identified cause for osteoporosis, but experts recommend exercising regularly and eating a protein and calcium-rich diet to help keep bones strong and healthy and prevent wrist, hip and shoulder fractures in the future.