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
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
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
The Illinois LETR would like to invite you to join us the morning of July 20, 2018 for the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Torch Run Commemorative Run taking place in Chicago, IL. This 4 mile run will take place on Chicago Park District’s bike path that runs along Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago passes landmarks such as the Chicago Police Memorial, McCormack Place and a number of scenic beaches and harbors. Finally, the Commemorative Run
Niagara Regional Police Service hosted our annual Provincial Workshop in January, and it was a day to remember! With inspiring athlete speeches, provincial awards and sharing plans for the coming year, we started 2018 strong. Highlights Torch Run Ontario raised $1.7 Million in 2017! We were once again presented with the Diamond Award at the 2017 International Law Enforcement Torch Run Confe
On Thursday, February 22, 2018 Peel Police attended the annual Hamilton indoor Police Games to compete in the Men’s and Co-Ed sprint relay teams. The day was very successful with the Peel Co-Ed Team placing first in their event. A $250 prize was awarded to the winners to be donated to the charity of their choice – Ontario Special Olympics.
There is an exciting new event coming our way and you won't want to miss it! The 24h BLUE MTN fundraiser, February 24-25, 2018 at Blue Mountain resort in Collingwood, which will feature 24-hours of relay skiing in support of Special Olympics. Hosted at Ontario's premier ski resort, 24h BLUE MTN promises to be an unforgettable event, starting at 12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 24th, as teams of six to 12 skiers and snowboarders c