PROVINCE: nova scotia
20 years ago, with only two years as a volunteer, Cathy promised she’d shave her head if her Pictou County, NS Softball team made it to the Gold round at the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in 1998. Cathy is no longer bald and will be attending her 5th World Games in 2019. Cathy is now a volunteer Regional Coordinator for Pictou County Special Olympics and helps raise much-needed funds for the area teams. Cathy says there is no greater feeling than watching the athletes compete, succeed, or just seeing them give their all – whether they’re winning a medal or not. When not volunteering with Special Olympics, Cathy works for Island Community Residential Services, helping individuals with intellectual disabilities find housing.