Southern Victoria ready to host young Upper Valley athletes

by | Jul 10, 2024

Western Valley Regional Games set for July 17 and 18 at River Valley Civic Centre in Perth-Andover

Young athletes from Nackawic-Millville to Plaster Rock will gather in Perth-Andover on July 17 and 18 for the 41st annual Western Valley Regional Games. 

The games offer young athletes, aged eight to 13, a chance to compete in a wide range of sports and games, enjoy overnight camping, and socialize with children from across the Upper Valley. 

The Southern Victoria Rural Community plays host to the 2024 games at the River Valley Civic Centre in Perth-Andover. 

Western Valley Games Coordinator Taylor Adams explained that the games are an excellent way for Upper Valley children to bond in a fun atmosphere. 

“This event has, and persists, to connect the communities of Western Valley New Brunswick (Nackawic to Plaster Rock), and to provide opportunities for youth to experience competition, fair play, socialization, and physical activity,” said Adams. “This summer, we are expecting approximately 275 children and youth in attendance.”

Divided into groups of eight to 10 years and 11 to 13, participants can choose from several sports, including three-on-three basketball, bocce ball, swimming, running, pickleball, volleyball, biking, archery, badminton, ball hockey, and kayaking. 

Adams said the opening ceremonies will be held Wednesday, July 17, at 9:15 a.m. at River Valley Civic Centre. 

In addition to the opportunity to represent their respective communities, the young athletes can learn new sports, camp overnight, attend a dance and enjoy other activities. 

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