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1968 The year Special Olympics was founded

by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

36,739 children, youth & adults

with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics programs.

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.