Almost every Canadian has warm memories of going shopping at Canadian Tire for new sports gear.  Canadian Tire has been inspiring Canadians to get active for decades.

Remember the good ole’ days being a kid and just being outside playing?
We didn’t have play dates at fancy kids gyms.
We made our own games up and improvised.
We didn’t have tablets and texting.
When we wanted to play with our friends, we would walk up to their door ball in hand, and ask “do you wanna play?”
Before you know it, you’d have your troop of friends and a pick up game going in no time!
Canadian Tire’s new playful #WannaPlay campaign is taking play back.  Back to the days of unstructured play, the type of play that builds confidence and character.

Their aim?
To inspire kids to play.

Get inspired at the #WannaPlayChat Twitter party 

#WannaPlay Twitter Party

Date: Tuesday June 16, 2015

Hashtag: #WannaPlayChat
Time: 8:00pm ET
Host: @CanadianTire
Guests: Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser @wick_22
and Dr. Mike Evans @docmikeevans


$1,000 in prizing

Anyone can participate but only Canadians can win prizes excluding Quebec.

So Canada do you #WannaPlay ?

The #WannaPlay campaign kicked off last week with a 30 second video spot showing children in various forms of play.

To find out more visit: http://www.canadiantire.ca/WannaPlay