Special Olympics Canada News

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February, 2021
For Black History Month, we are celebrating Special Olympics’ Black athletes, volunteers and supporters who fight for inclusion every day on and off the field. Meet Special Olympics Quebec’s Gabriel Dupuy. An athlete for the past eight years, he participates in athletics and Powerlifting. Read below for a Q&A as he reflects on Black History Month and the importance of diversity.
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February, 2021
For Black History Month, we are celebrating Special Olympics’ Black athletes, volunteers and supporters who fight for inclusion every day on and off the field. Meet Special Olympics Ontario’s Monique Shah. She’s been with Special Olympics for 23-years, participating in bowling, bocce, curling, athletics and snowshoeing. She was named Special Olympics Canada’s 2020 Athlete of the Year. Read below for a Q&A as she reflects on Black History Month and the importance of diversity.
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February, 2021
For Black History Month, we are celebrating Special Olympics’ Black athletes, volunteers and supporters who fight for inclusion every day on and off the field.
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February, 2021
For Black History Month, we are celebrating Special Olympics’ Black athletes, volunteers and supporters who fight for inclusion every day on and off the field. Meet David Amber, Hockey Night in Canada and NHL host on Sportsnet, as well as a member of Special Olympics Canada’s Champions Network – a group of Olympians, professional athletes, celebrities and sports personalities who support the movement. Read below for a Q&A as he reflects on Black History Month and the importance of diversity.
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February, 2021
Like many Canadians with an intellectual disability, the COVID-19 pandemic brought Special Olympics Ontario athlete Spring Ding’s busy schedule to a halt. The 17-year-old with Down syndrome is used to an agenda packed with Special Olympics programs like athletics, bocce and basketball as well as dance classes and swimming lessons. When programs were suspended in March 2020, Spring was at a loss without her regular activities and social network.
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February, 2021
For Black History Month, we are celebrating Special Olympics’ Black athletes, volunteers and supporters who fight for inclusion every day on and off the field. Meet Rod Hill, former NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, and Los Angeles Raiders, as well as Winnipeg Blue Bombers alumni and Honorary Board Member of Special Olympics Manitoba. Read below for a Q&A as he reflects on Black History Month and the importance of diversity.