Sault to host 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Winter Games
May 3, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie will host the 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Winter Games.

The announcement was made early Wednesday afternoon by Tourism Sault Ste. Marie and Sault Ste. Marie Police Service officials.

Special Olympics is the charity of choice for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

The games, which are held every four years on a rotating basis, will run from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2019 and occur at roughly the same time as the 2019 Bon Soo Winter Carnival.

“It is very exciting and a great, great honour for me to tell you that Sault Ste. Marie has been selected as the host community for the Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Winter Games,” said Ian McMillan, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie executive director, addressing a packed Angelo Bumbacco Room at Essar Centre Wednesday.

The games will consist of Nordic skiing, Alpine skiing, figure skating, speed skating, curling and snowshoeing, to be held at the John Rhodes Community Centre, Essar Centre, Community First Curling Centre and Searchmont Ski Resort.

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