Get Out And Play (GOAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a free activity and sports day for families on the North Shore. GOAP is run by community members and is open for all to enjoy.
To promote physical activity, social bonding, confidence and team-building skills for children and families through activities and sports in a fun and non-competitive environment.
We also uphold the following values:
– provide volunteer opportunities for the community (GOAP is entirely run by local volunteers)
– encourage and draw community wide participation to attend
– create an inclusive space for all families to participate, despite their age, gender or ethnic background
– encourage local sporting organizations and health/wellness businesses to participate and/or donate prizes that encourage physical activity
GOAP is open to everyone, whether you are a parent, child or someone looking to have a good time and meet new friends. We encourage families to come out together and enjoy the event. All skill levels are welcome!
Why a sports day?
Sports and activities are a great way to have family fun. A community sports day can bring families together and give them a chance to connect with others. It’s also a great way for children to make new friends, learn new skills and build their self-confidence.
Whether you are playing a game of soccer, tossing a bocce ball with a friend, or running to catch a football, sports can promote stronger connections among people and build stronger communities.
The event would not be possible without the help of our volunteers. Our volunteers are people just like you: community members. Their commitment and leadership in creating a space for families to have fun is the foundation of GOAP.
Reza Ghannadan is the founder of GOAP. He is a physiotherapist working in North Vancouver, BC at QubeCore Sports & Rehab.
His vision is to create a fun, interactive and social sports day for families and children in the North Vancouver community. Through sports, he believes we can build confidence, improve our health and strengthen our communities.