Region 5 Athletes Going to the Worlds!!!

posted Jan 23, 2013, 12:55 PM by Pratima Bhatt   [ updated Jan 23, 2013, 12:55 PM ]

The Special Olympics World Winter Games take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from Jan. 29 - Feb. 5, 2013. 

The Winter Games will feature world-class competition in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding and speed-skating, among other sports.

 

Special Olympics Team Canada is comprised of 141 individuals from 87 communities across Canada and the Team Canada website breaks down teams by sport, name and region. Ontario is will be well represented with 49 team members (athletes & coaches) present at the Games. 

 

Region 5 athletes Going to the Worlds!!!

Media advisory went out featuring the athletes in Region 5 going to Worlds.

 

The five athletes are:

Sara McKelvie - Figure Skating

Cayuga

Tim Goodacre - Figure Skating

Dundas

David Robertson - Figure Skating 

Hamilton

Jessica Young - Figure Skating

Mississauga

Bridgette Walker - Alpine Skiing 

Stoney Creek

 

CHCH Chan 11 in Hamilton picked up the story and featured the athletes on their CHCH Morning Live Show and discuss their sport and their quest for gold at the worlds.

As they are preparing to leave for the big day!!! Congratulations and Good Luck!!!

 

Here is a link to the Morning Show website with the interview to pass on to family and friends, all athletes did wonderful!! Here are 2 links to the interviews done in the last 2 days of 5 Team Canada athletes.

 

Link 1 - http://www.chch.com/morning-live-blog/item/11276-special-olympics-world-winter-games

 

Link 2 - http://www.chch.com/morning-live-blog/item/11302-special-olympics-world-winter-games.

 

We hope all athletes have a fantastic time in Korea!!

Very Best to All Athletes!!!

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