Special Olympics snowshoeing starts Saturday March 9 and runs until Saturday March 23. Dress for the weather and join the team from 11 to noon at the Civic Plaza in front of City Hall.
Come out on March 16 to watch the Law Enforcement Torch Run Convoy for A Cause. The trucks will start at the RTL tank farm, drive the highway and come into town by the Explorer Hotel. They’ll drive down main street and end up by the Field House about 2:15.
The NWT was front and centre last week as our own Cynthia Simmons was co-host at a welcoming event for Team Canada athletes in Vancouver, on their way to Korea. For pictures and information about the national team, check out teamcanada2013.ca.
Our NWT LETR member had the honour of accompanying the athlete who was carrying the torch into the opening ceremonies. Check it out at the 2 hour and 39 minute mark http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/28893002
If you are around the Multiplex on Saturday, January 9, drop in to see two figure skaters – Annie and Phoebe – as they attempt their Elements and Freeskate. Elements are at 11:30 and Freeskate will be at 2:40 (all times are approximate).
LETR member, Warren Hudym is in Korea with the torch team leading up to the 2013 Special Olympics Winter Games. While he is there, Warren is participating in a LETR fundraising plunge. Part of the money supports the games but the rest comes home. If Warren also reaches a target of $2500, he has a chance to bring back one of the torches for use here in the NWT. Please use the link below to support Warren’s efforts.
A number of Special Olympic NWT athletes will be heading to Alberta later this spring to participate in the Provincial Games in both bowling and rhythmic gymnastics. Selected athletes will be announced shortly.
Special Olympics teammates will be saying good luck to speed skater Cynthia Simmons as she heads off to the World Games in Korea next week. Athletes will be offering their best wishes on January 16 at SO bowling. We wish Cynthia all the best and know she will be a great ambassador for Special Olympics NWT and Canada.
Board members Grant and Cappy and athlete Judy attended the Commanding Officers Coffee Break on December 14 at the RCMP headquarters where the Commanding Officer presented SONWT with a cheque for $8000. These were some of the proceeds from the Regimental Ball held earlier this year. Warren with LETR also shared information with the other officers about upcoming LETR activities and encouraged them to get involved. Judy did a great job of thanking everyone for their contribution.
Two speed skaters, Cynthia and Chris, took part in the recent Yellowknife Speed Skating Abilities Meet on December 1. Both skaters did well and it was a great opportunity to put all their practice to the test.
The SONWT gymnastics team performed two routines at the YKACL Christmas party on December 8. They entertained the crowd of 100 people with a ball routine set to snappy seasonal music followed by the hoops. Thanks to head coach Amanda and coach Allison for helping the team look so good.