MEDIA ADVISORY - Special Olympics Canada announces location For its 2016 Winter Games

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Join Special Olympics Canada for the announcement of the host community for the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games.

Athletes with intellectual disabilities from Canada will compete in seven sports at the games: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing, and speed skating. Organizers anticipate more than 900+ athletes, coaches, and mission staff, representing all ten provinces and Yukon and Northwest Territories, will gather for this multi-sport competition.

WHO


- Sharon Bollenbach, Vice President, Sport, Special Olympics Canada
- Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
- Len Moores, Chair, Games Organizing Committee, 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games
- Kevin Dunphy, Chair, Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador
- Greg Hall, Special Olympics athlete
 
WHERE   Corner Brook City Hall, Hutchings Room
5 Park Street
Corner Brook, Newfoundland
 
WHEN   Tuesday, September 25, 2012
12:00 p.m.

About Special Olympics Canada
Established in 1969, the Canadian chapter of this international movement is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport. Operating year- round in all Canadian provinces and territories except Nunavut, this grassroots movement reaches beyond the sphere of sport to empower individuals, change attitudes, and build communities. From two-year olds to mature adults, there are more than 35,000 children and adults with an intellectual disability registered in Special Olympics programs across Canada. They are supported by more than 17,100 volunteers, including more than 13,500 trained coaches. For more information, visit www.specialolympics.ca or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@SpecialOCanada).

SOURCE: Special Olympics Canada

For further information:

Connie Boland
Director of Communications and Marketing
2016 Games Organizing Committee
T: 709.637.2923
C: 709.640.6409
E: cboland@nf.sympatico.ca 

Mary-Margaret Jones
Marketing and Public Relations
Special Olympics Canada
T: 416.927.9050, ext. 4383
C: 416.909.5911
E: mmjones@specialolympics.ca