EDMONTON, AB, February 13, 2020- Team Alberta ready to represent Alberta at 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay.
The team consisting of 97 athletes will compete in eight winter sports: 5-pin bowling, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing, and speed skating from February 25 to 29.
“We are very excited to have representation from across the province and to be taking some athletes and coaches who have never been to a National games before and others who can show them the ropes,” says Team Alberta Chef de Mission Jodi Flanagan. “This is a great team who will work together and support each other in achieving their goals – a true Wolfpack.”
Special Olympics Alberta invites media to request interviews prior to Nationals. Media is also welcome to see the team off and get final interviews before they fly out from the Calgary International Airport and Edmonton International Airport on Monday, February 24.
Team Alberta members departing from Edmonton will be available before they proceed past security at 5:15 a.m. and members departing from Calgary will be available before they proceed past security at 6:30 a.m.
TEAM ALBERTA EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DEPARTURE
Location: Edmonton International Airport, 1000 Airport Rd, Edmonton
Date: February 24, 2020
Check in: 5 a.m.
Depart: 7:15 a.m.
TEAM ALBERTA CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DEPARTURE
Calgary International Airport, 2000 Airport Rd NE, Calgary
Date: February 24, 2020
Check in: 6:15 a.m.
Depart: 8:30 a.m.
Special Olympics Team Alberta
Team Alberta is represented by 97 athletes and 34 coaches and mission staff who will be competing at the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay, ON. from February 25 to 29. Athletes will compete in eight winter sports: 5-pin bowling, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing, and speed skating.
For more information and a full roster of Team Alberta members, go to www.specialolympics.ca/2020-team-alberta. More information on the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games can be found at http://specialolympics2020.com/.
Special Olympics Alberta
Special Olympics Alberta is dedicated to enriching the lives of Albertans with intellectual disabilities through the transformative power and joy of sport. Our vision is that sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities. Special Olympics Alberta’s programs cater to all ages and a wide range of abilities to over 3,300 athletes in 140 communities. We provide world class sports programs that are run daily by over 950 volunteers and coaches. For more information on Special Olympics Alberta, visit, www.specialolympics.ca/alberta and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and YouTube.
Kiefer Scott Sutherland
Marketing and Communications
Phone: 1-800-444-2883 Ext. 1009