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1968 The year Special Olympics was founded

by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

50 per cent

of Special Olympics athletes work. They are 5 times more likely to work than adults with an intellectual disability not enrolled in Special Olympics.

Team Canada

Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games – Day 4


Upcoming Events for March 5, 2016

  • This will be the final day of competition.
  • Athletes will compete in cross country skiing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m and snowshoeing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club.
  • Curlers will compete from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Corner Brook Curling Club.
  • Floor hockey competition will take place at the Corner Brook Regional High School and the Civic Centre Annex from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Live sport streaming schedule has floor hockey from 8 a.m. -12:30 a.m.  Click on www.rogerstv.com/cornerbrook to catch all the action!

Highlights from March 4, 2016

  • For the second time, snowshoeing organizers were struggling to deal with a lack of snow in the snowshoeing track. The call was put out for local volunteers and more than 80 people arrived, shovels in hand, to move snow onto the track.
  • Athletes took on the -20 degree (with wind chill) weather all in stride, and competed in snowshoe and cross country with enthusiasm and frozen smiles.
  • Figure Skating wrapped up with dozens of terrific performances in front of a thrilled and appreciative audience.
  • Team Guelph continued its hot play in floor hockey, along with strong efforts from Team Saskatchewan and Team BC.
  • A high-level speed skating clinic was attended by Special Olympics skaters from across Canada and featured instruction from special guest Catriona Le May Doan.