TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), will lead a group of parliamentarians who will compete with a team of Special Olympics athletes in a sporting event on Parliament Hill during the noon hour. The competition on the front lawn is one of two events marked for Special Olympics Canada's Hill Day, a daylong opportunity that will see more than 70 Special Olympics athletes, family members, volunteers and staff gather from across the country for one-on-one meetings with MPs and Senators.
Later that afternoon, The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, The Honourable Shelley Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official languages, and The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of Sport, will speak about the benefits of the sport organization for Canadians with an intellectual disability at a reception organized for MPs and Senators.
|AMAZING RACE - SPECIAL OLYMPICS|
|What:||A relay race to engage Special Olympics athletes with Members of Parliament. Teams are composed of Members of Parliament or Senate, Special Olympics athletes and Law Enforcement Torch Run representatives.|
|When:||Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from noon to 12:30 p.m.|
|Where:||Front Lawn, Parliament Hill|
|Who:||Race Announcer - Mark Tewksbury, Olympic Gold medalist and Special Olympics Canada Board Member|
|Members of Parliament and the Senate participating:|
|SPECIAL OLYMPICS CANADA HILL DAY RECEPTION|
|When:||Tuesday, November 26, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
|Remarks begin at 6:00 p.m. as follows:|
|165 Sparks St., Room 2-2|
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 the transformative power and joy of sport. Operating out of sport clubs 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, more than 35,880 athletes with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics year-round programs across Canada. They are supported by more than 16,452 volunteers, including more than 12,209 trained coaches.
SOURCE: Special Olympics Canada
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