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Quebec “lights up” in red for a more inclusive society
20 July 2018
Quebec “lights up” in red for a more inclusive society

Montreal, July 20, 2018– Fifty years ago, in July 1968, the first international summer games for young athletes living with intellectual deficiencies were presented in Chicago and marked the beginning of the Special Olympics movement. Set up by Dr. Frank Hayden, a Western University researcher, this movement was built on the belief that sport needed to be accessible to people with intellectual disabilities and that it would be of great benefit to them. To date, multiple studies have clearly shown that sport and competition contribute significantly to the development, employability and social inclusion of people living with intellectual disabilities.


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Special Olympics Canada Announces Associate Coaches for 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games Team Canada Roster
11 April 2018
Special Olympics Canada Announces Associate Coaches for 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games Team Canada Roster

Toronto, ON, April 11, 2018 – Special Olympics Canada is excited to announce the successful associate coach applicants who will be a part of Special Olympics Team Canada heading to the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE in March. These 14 individuals were chosen based on an extensive selection criteria and subsequent interviews from a pool of over 150 qualified applicants. Special Olympics Canada would like to thank all applicants for their time and commitment in the application process and congratulations to the selected individuals!


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