Written by: Carrie Gouthro, Correctional Service Canada I was very honoured to be chosen to represent Ontario, and to be joined by Law Enforcement Torch runners from across Canada to promote and celebrate the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, held in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. When we arrived to Halifax, we were strangers but with a common passion, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics. It was evident that Ont
On July 21, 2018 staff from the Durham East Probation and Parole office along with family and friends took part in Foam Fest held at Dagmar Ski Resort. It was the first fundraiser in support of Special Olympics that the office has participated in. The team of 12 shared a ton of laughs, pushed physical limits, conquered fears and suffered some minor warrior wounds all in the name of fun! We asked fellow colleagues to sponsor us and also sold
Written by Callum, Special Olympics Ontario athlete Visit Callum's blog here The first Special Olympics International Games, held in 1968 out of Soldier Field 172 countries. 4.9 million athletes. 50 years of acceptance, inclusion and the stimulation of growth. The whole world celebrated half a century of incredible progress, marking Special Olympics 50th anniversary with a global Day of Inclusion. The day was held exactly 50 years an
Written by Callum, Special Olympics Ontario athleteVisit Callum's blog here The carrying of the Torch. It's a symbol almost as old as the Olympic Games themselves. A symbol that marks the beginning of pure, unbound competition. Perhaps The Torch goes back to the very first Game held in Greece, which must have been over two thousand years ago. Like many time-honoured, Olympic traditions, it is one that is also upheld by Special Olym
2,000 athletes. 500 coaches. 7 International regions. 5 sports. 4 days of competition. The games will host a unified sports and traditional team option for athletes aged 13-21 in five sports: athletics, basketball, bocce, floor hockey, and soccer. Modelled after the School Championships Program, first launched by Special Olympics Ontario in 2011, the Invitational Youth Games (IYG) will serve as a landmark event during the 50th
Bruce Outridge, longtime Brant Truck Convoy supporter, got a very cool gift from Special Olymics athlete, Bryan, after interviewing him for his podcast, The Lead Pedal. Check out the video below! https://youtu.be/q3sVCTj4iI4
The incredibly successful Peterborough Mall Toll last month made the news! The Easter weekend event raised over $37,000, all going to support the upcoming School Championships in Peterborough, May 29-31. Watch the video here. Click here for more information on the School Championships.
Strikes, spares, and smiles! On Thursday, March 22, 2018 the Windsor Police Service and Special Olympics united to take over a local bowling alley in the first ever Unified Sporting Event to be hosted by the Service. In speaking about the event, WPS LETR liaison Adam Young said, “Over the years we have played lots of games AGAINST the athletes, but our goal for this event was to create an inclusive experience where athletes and officers bec