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June 20, 2017
Cheer Team Canada at Danone Nations Cup – Where Kids Pursue Dreams #DNC2017
During the winter, you’ll find our children playing a game of shinny on our backyard ice rink. In the summer those hockey nets become soccer nets for a quick game of soccer.
Soccer is an accessible sport for all children. All you require is a soccer ball, friends, and before you know it you stumble on the perfect game. Quickly the rules fall into place, teamwork naturally happens and the skill forms with practice. Most importantly, soccer builds social skills, teamwork, determination, self-esteem, pushing children to reach a goal.
All our children played soccer from a young age; it was the first sport they ever played on a team and at home. I remember them as toddlers barely walking and kicking the little ball with precision.
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Healthy Active Lifestyles with Danone Canada
Your active children may enjoy Danone as a tasty and healthy go-to snack. Many parents pack it in our lunches and gobble up a container for breakfast in a rush to get the kids to soccer practice on Saturday morning. But Danone is much more than yogurt. Interesting to know that for 21 year’s Danone’s been working hard to continue to support Breakfast Clubs of Canada. As a result, improving the quality of life of Canadian children from coast to coast.
Danone Nations Cup – Biggest Soccer Tournament for Children Aged 10 to 12
As Canada’s leading yogurt manufacturer, Danone’s mission is to bring healthy food to Canadians and to promote overall healthy active lifestyles. Danone’s mission pairs perfectly with the major initiative like the Danone Nations Cup. Since 1999, over 32 countries now take part in this international competition. This year, Danone Nations Cup is very proud to expand the selection process by bringing separate boys’ and girls’ teams to the international final. As a result, they are opening the doors to more Canadian children aged 10 to 12 for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
2017 in Canada marks our 17th year of participation in the Danone Nations Cup, which is known as the world’s biggest soccer tournament for children aged 10 to 12. Canadian selection camps were held this year in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City in April and May. The national final will take place in the Montreal, Canada on July 6.
Your Child Could Play for Team Canada
Through the Danone Nations Cup, Danone creates a unique opportunity for young soccer players ages 10 to 12 in local communities like yours in Canada. More than 65,000 young Canadian soccer enthusiasts have tried their luck at being selected for Team Canada, and hundreds of them have represented Canada at the international finals. Learn more about the Danone Nations Cup click here.
Grab A Ball!
No matter if you call it football or soccer grab a ball get active with your children this summer. Nothing beats the feeling of working as a team with an identical goal in mind. I just love this picture below of our son this spring playing at a soccer tournament. He played his best, pushed himself and most importantly had fun making memories with his friends. Perhaps, he’ll play for Team Canada one day at the Danone Nations Cup?
Finally, it’s more than just soccer played at the Danone Nations Cup. One parent describes her expereince at DNC – “It’s a deeply human experience that transcends barriers of language and culture, and forever changes the lives of those who are lucky enough to partake in it.” – Read more DMC experience from Canadian parents click here.
Supermom to four kids, married to her Prince Charming. When Tammy and her family aren’t dividing between extracurricular activities, renovating their country dream home, you’ll find them discovering mindful moments as a family. Chasing their next outdoor adventure and planning their next vacation to explore and discover nature.
Tammy and her family make the best of today, to better themselves tomorrow. Tammy wears kindness and positive thinking on her shoulders with an entrepreneur mind and strives to reach for the stars. Health, ﬁtness, nature, family and lots of snuggles are an important start of every day.