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Team Canada

Toronto Send-Off Celebration


The gathering celebrated the accomplishment of Team Canada members in making it to the World Games and to wish them luck in Los Angeles...

Special Olympics Canada partners, board members, and staff, joined Honorary Coach Mark Tewksbury and Chef de Mission Johnny Byrne along with members of Team Canada and their families from the Greater Toronto Area at a special event on June 17 at the Toronto Blue Jays game. The gathering celebrated the accomplishment of Team Canada members in making it to the World Games and to wish them luck in Los Angeles. Mark Tewksbury and Special Olympics athlete Catherine Partlow joined Blue Jays broadcaster Mike Wilner in the radio booth to talk about the upcoming Games and the experience of representing Canada on the World Stage. Special thanks to long-time partner Home Hardware for sponsoring the send-off, providing the suite and hospitality and for all their continued support. Special Olympics Canada will also be hosting a full-team send-off celebration on July 20 in Vancouver, BC.