The Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games took place this past March 1-5 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. Over 650 athletes from across Canada proudly represented their provinces and territories after training hard to reach personal bests, forge new friendships and demonstrate the incredible abilities of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
With support from 250 coaches and 500 volunteers, athletes competed in seven sports: alpine skiing, cross country skiing, curling, floor hockey, snowshoeing, figure skating and speed skating. The Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games were a qualifier for the Team Canada selection to compete in the 2017 Special Olympics World Games in Austria. Krista Scaldwell, Canada’s VP of Public Affairs and Communications was left in awe of the whole event, “It was truly inspiring to attend the Special Olympics 2016 Winter Games. Every athlete exemplified the true spirit of sport.”
Christian Polge, President, Coca-ColaLimited, congratulating an athlete on his win.