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May, 2020
Originally created for Special Olympics Team Canada to track workouts and nutrition as they train for World Games, the tool is now available for all athletes and coaches, so they can stay active and connected as physical distancing continues.
Briggs, a labrador, pokes his nose towards the camera lens
15
May, 2020
Four-year-old Labrador Retriever Briggs Pearce stole the show at the Vancouver Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC earlier this year. Participating in the province’s first-ever Puppy Plunge on March 2, the charitable canine earned the sought-after title of “Top Puppy Plunger.”
Kristi MacKay, dressed in her uniform, fist bumps an athlete at an event.
14
May, 2020
School Resource Officer Kristi MacKay is a dedicated LETR PEI committee member and a consistent participant in the province’s annual Polar Plunge. She also goes above and beyond by taking on extra tasks and creating unforgettable experiences with Special Olympics athletes.
Const. Scott Edwards stands in front of a police car with his dog Chase in the front seat. Scott is holding a yellow sign that says #NoGoodWay
14
May, 2020
Constable Scott Edwards has been involved with the Manitoba LETR since 2014 and is currently the Secretary on the Executive Committee. He is also the Chair of the Morden Polar Plunge Committee, which is in its 5th year.
A police officer poses for a photo with an athlete
12
May, 2020
Inspector Joanne Wild has been a member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics BC (BC LETR) since the 1990s and serves on the BC LETR Executive Council. She has worked tirelessly to raise funds and awareness for SOBC through numerous fundraising initiatives.
Braylon poses for a photo at Cora's restaurant for a Cops and Crepes event with another officer and two Special Olympics athletes
12
May, 2020
In 2010, I was asked to participate in a community LETR run. I honestly didn’t know what LETR or Special Olympics was about at that time, but I enjoyed running, so I said yes. I started volunteering and meeting local athletes. The athletes always had huge smiles on their faces and the happiness was contagious.