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2,177 children

now enrolled in both Active Start and FUNdamentals, two Special Olympics programs targeting children ages two to six years and seven to twelve years, respectively.

28 official members

of the Special Olympics Champions Network

Day Four – Mountains Conquered, Aspirations Achieved

Day Four – Mountains Conquered, Aspirations Achieved
Competitions came to a close today in Alpine Skiing, Cross-country skiing and Figure Skating.

THE BOLD:

  • Competitions came to a close today in Alpine Skiing, Cross-country skiing and Figure Skating.
    • Well-deserved congratulations are due to the GOC Jasper technical team who provide a top-notch competition experience for the athletes, and to the city of Jasper for being such wonderful hosts.
    • Our sincere thanks to the community of Strathcona for supporting the late move of the Cross-country skiing venue site to the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. Again congratulations are due to the sport technical crew as well as the GOC for enabling an incredibly smooth transition.
  • Final competitions in Curling, Floor Hockey and Snowshoeing will take place tomorrow

THE GOLD:

  • Medals were presented today for Alpine Skiing, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing, with Jamie Sale thrilling athletes and supporters alike by presenting medals to the Special Olympics Figure Skaters.
  • Unofficial final numbers from Healthy Athletes appear to be amazing:
    • Over 200 athletes utilized the clinical services
    • Over 200 pairs of glasses and sunglasses were distributed
    • Over 120 prescriptions were delivered
    • Each athlete received Thera-bands, the Canada Food Guide, stopwatches and invaluable advice, counsel and information as part of the Health Promotion clinic

TOMORROW`S MUST-SEE… A DOUBLE BILL:

  • Final competitions for Curling, Floor Hockey and Snowshoeing.
  • One last chance to celebrate the inspiring accomplishments of our athletes at the Closing Ceremonies.