Over 700 students will participate in a Mini Euro Cup soccer tournament on Monday, June 4. The students are from three elementary schools that offer the German Bilingual program: Forest Heights, Rideau Park and Rio Terrace. Grade 8 and 9 students from Allendale School will act as game officials and coaches, and perform O Canada.
Opening ceremonies begin at 9:15 a.m., and the first game kicks off at 9:45 a.m. Games are 10 minutes long and will take place on soccer fields at Forest Heights School, 10304 – 81 Street. The finals go at 1:30 p.m., with the closing ceremonies and presentations to follow.
The Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, will be guest refereeing one of the opening games at 9:45 a.m. Richard Adams, Executive Director of the Alberta Soccer Association, will be on hand after 1 p.m. to answer any questions about the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
The purpose of the day is to build community among the students of different grades, programs and schools, and for students to share their love of soccer through the “Show your Love for Soccer” poster contest, which received 225 submissions. The posters will be used to decorate the playing fields and will be judged. Three winners will be chosen, one from each age category: Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3 and 4 and Grades 5 and 6. Dr. Georg Witschel, German Ambassador to Canada, will present the winners with Euro 2012 Germany Home Soccer Jerseys.
Quick Facts: 32 Teams playing 78 Games on 6 Soccer Fields in 1 Super Day!
Mini Euro Cup 2012 is hosted by AEGBEE (German Parent Association), DKK (German preschool), and Alberta Education (German Language Consultant) with the co-operation of Edmonton Public Schools.
Additional details can also be found on the Mini Euro Cup 2012 website.