What a Night!

Congratulations to all the award recipients at Special Olympics Ontario's Annual General Meeting, held November 9th in Markham, Ontario. Central Ontario was well-represented on the stage, with Female Athlete of the Year Cathy Smith from Barrie (pictured) and School Team of the Year Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes Secondary Basketball (pictured). Years of Service recipients for 25 years of dedicated included Marlene Leigh of Orillia (pictured) as well as Janet Collins of Collingwood, Wendy Evans of Central Bruce, Joan and Rae Henry of Huronia, and Bill Strode of Peterborough.

Here are a few words from Cathy Smith:

Thank you for the coaches and the volunteers that trained me well for the World Games in Los Angeles. Thank you for picking me for the Female Athlete of the Year. I am honoured to receive this award. I have been involved with Special Olympics for 20 Years. I enjoy sports with other athletes and my sports are 5 pin bowling, track and field and snowshoeing. Thank you, Cathy Smith.

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News Flash

  • District Teams Announced! (please click on the title to be taken to the full post with attachment) Here it is, folks: the announcement of Team Central Ontario for the 2017 Provincial Summer Games being held in Peel Region. Congratulations to those athletes who have been selected to the Team in Training! For questions about selections, please contact District Developer Hellaina Rothenburg, hellainar@specialolympicsontario.com. Team members should expect to hear soon from their District Team Managers, Barb King of Owen Sound and Brian Carr of South Saugeen. For more information on the Games, please visit the website at http://www.specialolympics2017games.com/default.asp. 
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 8:48 AM by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg
  • Meeting and Greeting with your MPs (please click on the title to be taken to full post with photo) Athletes across the province have been sharing their experiences with their local Members of Parliament, in the lead-up to Special Olympics Canada's "Capital Hill Day" in Ottawa, October 25th. Here, athlete Jessica Bumstead enjoyed meeting MP Larry Miller with mom Robyn and volunteer Barb Horne, in Owen Sound.
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 8:52 AM by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg
  • Provincial News Update: "Read all about it!" (please click on title of post to be taken to page with download) Here it is folks, the document you've all been waiting for! The Provincial News Update includes updates on various initiatives, including coaching courses, marketing campaigns, torch run, major competitions, etc. Share this link with other members of your Special Olympics community.
    Posted Oct 11, 2016, 7:07 AM by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg
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