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749 athletes

benefitted from the Healthy Athletes series of free health clinics at the 2010 national summer games.

12 floor hockey players

were brought to Chicago by Harold Smith to represent Canada at the first International Special Olympics in 1968

Calling Special Olympics athletes ages six to 10 years in the GTA


Children with Down syndrome between the ages of six and 10 years are invited to participate in a physical activity and motor skill study that is being led by researcher Dr. Meghann Lloyd at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). UOIT has partnered with Special Olympics Canada to learn which factors influence participation by children in physical activity and how they feel about physical activity.

Children with Down syndrome between the ages of six and 10 years are invited to participate in a physical activity and motor skill study that is being led by researcher Dr. Meghann Lloyd at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). UOIT has partnered with Special Olympics Canada to learn which factors influence participation by children in physical activity and how they feel about physical activity.

To participate, children and their parents/guardians will be asked to visit UOIT located in the Durham region and to complete two questionnaires about physical activity preferences and complete a motor skill assessment. They’ll also be asked to wear a pedometer for one week following their visit to measure how active they are in a typical week.

For complete details or to participate, please contact Jacqueline jacqueline.mangal@uoit.ca or Emily emily.bremer@uoit.ca