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Burlington Athlete Katie Veitch at Wolseley Canada

posted Aug 16, 2012, 12:39 PM by Info Webmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 12:39 PM ]

2012 Feb 3 Wolseley Canada

Wolseley at 880 Laurentian Burlington Canada   organized a Jean and Sport Jersey day at the corporate office on Friday Feb 3rd (weekend of the Super bowl).  They also had a raffle for various prizes that their customers donated.   All proceeds went to Special Olympics.

They invited a Special Olympics athlete to come and make the draws for them that day. Special Olympics athlete Katie Veitch attended the event with her mother Bev Veitch and Coach Cate Hawkins, and Katie drew all of the winning raffle tickets as well as personally handed out Special Olympics pins to every employee on hand.

It was Katie’s very first exposure to a public experience like that and she was sensational.


Katie competes with the Burlington Barracudas swim team and the Skylarks Rhythmic Gymnastics team. Katie has qualified to compete in the Spring Games with the Region 5 swim team.  She will also be competing the weekend before that at the Regional Qualifier for Rhythmic Gymnastics.


Here is a letter that Katie wrote about her experience at Wolseley Canada.


I went to the Wolseley Canada head office. I went with mom and coach Cate. They were having fun  

there. They were wearing jerseys. They had a raffle I picked the raffle tickets.  Wolseley

Canada gave money   to Special Olympics     they gave me a blanket. I gave each person

a Special Olympic pin.  I shook their hands.  I was happy mom took a picture of me.

                                         Love Katie Veitch