After seven exhilarating days of athleticism, teamwork and dedication the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 have come to an end. Filled with inspiring moments, broken records and incredible guests Special Olympics Team Canada 2019 will be taking home not only 155 medals but lifelong memories and friendships.
SO TEAM CANADA 2019 SEND-OFF AND OPENING CEREMONY
From the send-off in Toronto to Host Town in Dubai and the Opening Ceremony, go behind the scenes and see how Special Olympics Team Canada lead into the World Games in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING SO TEAM CANADA 2019 PACK FOR WORLD GAMES
SO Team Canada 2019 athletes say thank you to Special Olympics Canada's National Partners for helping them pack for World Games.
SOCCER AND BASKETBALL - BECOMING A FAMILY
Basketball coach Camille Gardiner and team captain Dillon Sirois join Soccer coach Neil Lewis and team captain James Campbell to talk about the family spirit that is at the heart of their discipline.
BOCCE AND BOWLING - ROLL WITH IT!
Bocce coach David Wilkinson and athlete Kerry Lane share some of the reasons they enjoy the Italian ball sport while Manon Cliche and coach Rebecca Norton highlight the camaraderie that unites bowlers.
RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS AND POWERLIFTING - POWER AND GRACE
Gymnast Kimana Mar expresses her love for the sport while team member Amber Harriman, powerlifting champion Josée Seguin and her coach Ross Macintosh remind us that women are also capable of great strength.
SWIMMING AND GOLF - THE FISH AND THE BIRD
Swimming team members Kelsey Wyse, Colby Kosteniuk and Andréanne Patry-Landry talk about the pleasure of being in water while golf coach Glenn Cundari and golfer John Houlahan’s brother and caddy, Mitch, express their amazement at being in the UAE.
ATHLETICS - HIGHER FASTER LONGER
Pentathlete Regan Hofley, long-distance runner Maxime Duguay and athletics coach Marie Powell speak about the personal determination that makes every athlete so special.
MEET THE DETERMINED: SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEAM CANADA 2019
155 medals later (90 gold, 37 silver, 28 bronze) and #SOTeamCanada19 is back from the 2019 World Games. We couldn’t be more proud.