LOCAL authorities in the Klang Valley organised small-scale sporting events to commemorate National Sports Day, which fell on Oct 9.
In the administrative capital, Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) collaborated with Putrajaya Canoe Association to host a water sports event at Putrajaya Lake Club in Precinct 8.
PPj vice-president Nik Shukri Nik Soh said it had been some time since activities were seen at the lake.
“We decided to focus on water sports, namely canoeing and longboat.
“To keep the crowd small, we only allowed three single canoes, 12 double canoes and two longboats to be in the water at a time,” he said.
Nik Shukri said PPj did not want to miss out on the celebration.
“We want to be in line with the Federal Territories Ministry’s aim to have the city filled with events and optimise usage of the 650ha Putrajaya Lake to spur water sports activities in the country and among city dwellers,” he said.
He added that there were also activities at other places such as public parks and neighbourhood complexes organised by various agencies and the community.
Meanwhile, Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) had a 5km run titled “Larian Hari Selangor Bersukan@MPSepang” at Taman Tasik Cyberjaya.
MPSepang president Datuk Abd Hamid Hussain said participants were limited to 200, to abide by the current Covid-19 standard operation procedure for recreational activities.
“To add to the carnival-like feel, there were food and drink stalls.
“There was also a farmer’s market selling a variety of vegetables,” he said.
Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) had a Zumba and martial art dance programme at Taman Tasik Sri Serdang on Oct 9.
About 50 fully vaccinated residents from nearby areas joined the two-hour dance session that started at 8am.
To add excitement, there were also best dressed and dance challenges.
On Oct 10, the local council and Zone 24 Residents Representative Council organised a hiking event in Taman Bukit Belimbing.
About 30 people trekked up the hill and exercised together.
Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) Amalgamated National Union of Local Authorities Employees (Anulae) organised a 3km virtual run, which was not only open to staff and family members but also the public.
On the MBPJ Anulae Facebook page, it was stated that participants must complete a walk or run for 3km and submit evidence by Oct 31, to receive a certificate.
Application was free but had since been closed for entries.