Wednesday May 11 saw over 120 athletes, coaches, volunteers and parents gather to celebrate another amazing year of Special Olympics action here in the NWT. We had a great evening with lots of thank yous and recognition of the time and effort that so many put into leading and participating in our sports programs. After a great dinner from Woodstove Catering and piles of presentations, we danced up a storm to tunes from DJ Jay Bear. A big thank you to everyone who participated and helped out.
Team NWT is off to compete this weekend in the Edmonton area Rhythmic Gymnastics meet on Sunday, May 15. Coaches Alison and Chelsea are taking three gymnasts: Kelton, Jasmine and Harper. They’ve been working hard to prepare, with three sessions a week. Good luck!!
Last call for the Law Enforcement Torch Run’s Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Plunge! The event takes place on Saturday, May 14 at The Fred Henne Park boat launch. Registration starts at 10 and Plungers hit the water starting at noon. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the funds raised go to Special Olympics NWT in support of our programs.
Welcome back to our athletes and coaches! All sports are underway except figure skating. There is always room for more athletes and volunteers. If you missed the initial registration, you can contact us at email@example.com. Athletes are reminded to make sure they contact their coach or Cappy, the sport program coordinator, if they have to miss.
Our Special Olympics NWT Annual General Meeting will take place Monday, October 19 at 5:15 pm in our office in the Nunasi building.
For many years, First Air has graciously allowed the Law Enforcement Torch Run to use one of its planes for a plane pull. With no Hercules aircraft based in Yellowknife, the company has offered a 737 for this year’s pull. It is a friendly competition between teams of 12 individuals (men, women or mixed (min of 5 women)) who must pull together in the ultimate challenge of pulling a plane, that weighs over 65,000 lbs, a distance of 20 feet in the fastest time possible. All members of participating teams will be entered into draws for a variety of prizes including a grand prize Trip for Two to Edmonton, courtesy of First Air.
There is still time to get your team together for the pull. For information or to reserve your team spot, simply contact LETR-NT@hotmail.com, Each team must raise a minimum of $360.00 per team or $30 per participant.
The majority of the proceeds got to Special Olympics NWT for athlete programs. To donate to a team or individual, https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/startup.aspx?eventid=182638
It is almost September and we are getting ready for another great year of sport and fitness here at Special Olympics NWT. Returning athletes and volunteers will be seeing an email shortly about the process for signing for this year. If you are new to Special Olympics NWT or coming back after an absence, please join us at our registration Thursday, September 17 between 5:30 and 6:30 pm at our office in the Nunasi Building (across from Boston Pizza).
This year, our regular programs will include bowling, speed skating, figure skating, swimming and rhythmic gymnastics. We hope to offer additional programs for snowshoeing, track and field and golf and a fitness program.
For those ages 3 – 11, we offer Active Start and FUNdamentals, great child and parent programs that help develop the all important basic sport skills through fun Saturday morning sessions.
We’re having fun at the Yellowknife Golf Club with the club’s head pro, Matt. Even though it was raining today, Matt turned the clubhouse into a putting green and then a mini-putt course for great practice and lots of fun! Thanks to McDonalds as well who sponsors the Monday golf sessions with the Yellowknife Golf Club.
Congratulations to our Head Coaches for receiving the NWT Disabilities Council Award at today’s Disability Awareness Week Award event.
Ten Special Olympics athletes took to the field today to compete in the city-wide track and field meet today. They competed in the long jump (some running and some standing) and then hit the track in the 100 and 200 metre races. Everyone did well and gave each event their best effort. The team was cheered on by the other racers as well as friends and family who came out to watch.