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21 Polar Plunges 1406 Plungers  $472,000 Raised! Thank You Plungers & Supporters for our biggest year yet! 2019 was another great year of Polar Plunges across Ontario! We hosted 21 Polar Plunges and raised over $472,000. This money will directly benefit over 26,000 Special Olympics athletes in Ontario living with an intellectual disabili
March 25, 2019 marked Special Olympics Day in Ontario. Across the province, close to 50 communities celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics movement. This day was also the beginning of the 50-day countdown to the start of the 2019 Special Olympics Invitational Youth Games in Toronto (May 14-17). Over $30,000 was raised to support l
  The Final Leg is wrapping up as the "Flame of Hope" has entered Abu Dhabi with the start of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games approaching. Derek Spence has been providing updates throughout his journey in United Arab Emirates. March 5   Time to celebrate Special Olympics Ontario athlete Stephen Graham. One of only ten athl
Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (OLETR) held the 2019 Kickoff Conference co-hosted by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service on Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31, 2019. This year’s conference was held in conjunction with the Michigan LETR Kickoff Conference and included the Final Leg for the 2019 Sault Ste. Marie Winter Games! During
The Final Leg in Abu Dhabi kicked off on Sunday, March 2nd and eagerly watching Derek's updates on social media. The torch was lit from the Flame of Hope at the Founders memorial to start the final leg journey. A visit to the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company HQ before the Final Leg team headed to Fujairah to continue.   Meet Chaica, Team 7’s Spec
Derek has been with the London Police Service for 32 years, and has been heavily involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for 28 years. Throughout his time, he has contributed to multiple committees and events, both as a lead organizer and volunteer. His dedication and passion to the LETR has been instrumental in the growth of the program. Spec
Stephen is an accomplished Special Olympics athlete on the International stage winning medals at the World Games in: Boise, Idaho 2009 (2 Gold, 1 Silver), PyeongChang 2013 (3 Gold) and Austria 2018 (1 Gold), all in Speed Skating. Stephen was the ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ in Ontario in 2009 and 2014 and won the Canadian ‘Male Athlete of the