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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
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