The full article, written by Kelsey Yates, can be found at The Airdrie Echo.
A trio of athletic siblings have been hard at work training for the 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games set to begin on February 8.
Trinity, Wyatt, and Dominic Doucette have been training in the sport of snowshoeing for since 2016.
For over 50 years, Special Olympics Athletes have worked hard, trained hard and competed to their personal best at sporting competitions around the world. The 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games, proudly hosted by the City of Calgary, are once again a testament to the undeniable strength, sport and spirit of every Athlete competing at these Games.
What started as a dream of the Demchuk family almost two years ago, has come together with the kindness and generosity of many. It is because of these amazing supporters recognized below, and along with the creative vision of Calgary Special Olympics Athlete and artist Leonka Kaluha, that Calgary ﬁnally has a monument to commemorate the legacy of Special Olympics. This Commemorative Cauldron is dedicated to 50 years of the Special Olympics Movement, and to the many Athletes who train, work and live as proud citizens in the City of Calgary.
We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to our media partner, Global Calgary, for all their help in producing our PSA in support of the Games. Our athletes spent the day in the spotlight, representing their sport and feeling like movie stars! It was an incredible experience and we can’t thank the team at Global Calgary enough for their support.
EDMONTON, AB January 8, 2018– Today marks the one month countdown to the 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games in Calgary!
February 8 to 10 over 700 athletes from 64 communities across Alberta, along
with N.W.T. and Saskatchewan will come together for the largest sport event for
individuals with intellectual disabilities in the province.
“Our Provincial Games is a unique opportunity to bring together our Alberta communities and create an inclusive and competitive experience showing the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities,” said Johnny Byrne, president and CEO of Special Olympics Alberta.