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

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Special Olympics Canada Announces Appointments to National Board of Directors

Special Olympics Canada (SOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new directors at its Annual General Meeting of the National Board of Directors this past weekend. These appointments replace retiring board members Gary Daniels, Murdoch MacKay and Chief Murray Faulkner (Ret’d).  SOC would like to thank Mr. Daniel, Mr.MacKay and Chief Faulkner for their hard-work and dedication over the years.  Special Olympics Canada is extremely grateful for their involvement and impact to the movement in Canada and it has greatly benefited from their passion, commitment and service.  Special Olympics Canada would like to welcome incoming Board Members Chief Charles Bordeleau, Jake Bullen and Daniel Granger.

Chief Charles Bordeleau comes to the Special Olympics Canada Board as the new representative of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), and will serve as the liaison for the Law Enforcement Torch Run®. Chief Bordeleau currently is the Chief of the Ottawa Police Service, a position he has held since March 5, 2012. Along with his role on the board of the CACP International Committee, Chief Bordeleau is a member of Public Safety Canada’s Department Audit Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). Among many accolades and awards, in 2012 Chief Bordeleau was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in honour of his contribution in building safe and inclusive communities.

Jason (Jake) Bullen is a partner at Cassels Brock, practicing in the Business Law Group, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, public and private financing, corporate re-organizations and complex commercial agreements. In addition to Mr. Bullen’s involvement with Special Olympics Canada, he has served as a member of numerous legal groups, including the firm’s Payment Industry Group, Private Equity Group, Technology Law Group and Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Group.

Daniel Granger, President of ACJ Communications, has over twenty years of management and consulting experience in corporate communications and public affairs. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge on crisis and issues management, corporate communications, marketing communications and public affairs. Mr. Granger served as President of the SRQ (Société des relationnistes du Quebec) from 1998 to 2001 and the CPRS (Canadian Public Relations Society) for the 2002-2003 term. Mr. Granger is currently the chairman of the board of Special Olympics Québec.

Special Olympics Canada is delighted to officially welcome Chief Charles Bordeleau, Jake Bullen and Daniel Granger to the Special Olympics Canada Board of Directors.