Special Olympics NL winter games Grand falls-Windsor & GANDER 2023 "RISE AGAIN"
Thursday, March 9 - Sunday, March 12
ABOUT THE GAMES LOGO & THEME
Our Winter Games logo and theme were created by Special Olympics Athletes and we couldn't be more proud! In 2022 a call out to all Special Olympics athletes went out asking them for logo and theme idea submissions in the form of words, drawings, and paintings, the possibilities were endless. All submissions were compiled and we reached out to athletes again to help vote on what the final product may be.
Submitted by CBS Brightstar's Athlete Leader, Leah McDonald "Rise Again"
In total, we received 11 theme submission ideas, from 8 Special Olympics athletes.
Submissions chosen were created by CBS Brightstar's Athlete Leader, Leah McDonald, and Mt. Pearl Athlete Leader, Megan Martin
Leah submitted artwork suggesting the logo could be a phoenix, pairing it with the theme she suggested "Rise Again".
Megan submitted artwork titled "The Overcomers".
In total, we received 5 logo idea submissions from 5 Special Olympics athletes.
We worked with a graphic designer who combined the logo submission ideas from both Leah and Megan along with the theme and we are thrilled to share the results of our Special Olympics NL Winter Games, Grand Falls-Windsor 2023 Logo & Theme.
5-Pin Bowling - Exploits Lanes
Curling - Gander Curling Club
Cross Country Skiing (Nordic) - Exploits Nordic Ski Club
Floor Hockey - Exploits Valley Intermediate
Snowshoeing - Centennial Field Complex
Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating will take place at alternate locations and dates.
Opening Ceremonies - Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium
Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® and Award Ceremonies - Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts
Award Ceremonies - The Classic Theatre
Athlete Victory Dance - Exploits Valley Intermediate
*For those inquiring about our Provincial Team Program (PTP) Please stay tuned as we are currently working through the athlete identification process for Team NL 2024 and will be contacting individuals directly. A full PTP Roster will be announced later this spring.
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