Created by the City of Saint-Eustache in 2017, the awareness campaign” Calm. It’s still a game! »Is now deployed in Blainville. This campaign aims to make attendants aware that certain aggressive behaviors have no place in the stands of sports facilities.
“We must keep in mind that our young people as well as the officials are not professionals and that they are there to have fun above all. There is sometimes a lack of good citizenship on the part of the guides of young players everywhere in Quebec. These behaviors must cease and give way to pleasure and a healthy competitive spirit,” said Marie-Claude Collin, president of the sports, recreation, family, seniors and community life committee.
To get the message across, the arena and sports fields in nine municipal parks have been displayed in campaign colors. In addition, new regulatory panels, also installed in the parks, recall the main behaviors expected from accompanying persons.
“We want to do our part to reduce verbal and physical violence in places where young people play their favorite sports. We also want to support volunteers from sports associations, especially coaches and referees. We appeal to everyone’s civic sense,” concluded Serge Paquette, vice-president of the sports, recreation, family, seniors and community life committee.