From February 24-26, 2023, Strathcona County is honoured to host the 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games. Over 1,200 athletes, staff and volunteers from across the province will come together for a weekend of competitive sporting events and fun. Strathcona County is excited to welcome eight unique winter sports including…
- 5 Pin Bowling
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Alpine Skiing
- Figure Skating
- Floor Hockey
- Snow Shoeing
- Speed Skating
We caught up with Ups and Downs member Paul Sawka to get his take on what it means to participate. “I am looking forward to attending the Special Olympic Alberta Winter Games” said Paul, “I participate in curling but there are 7 other winter sports that are represented and Calgary is sending a team of approximately 249 members”.
“These are the fifth Winter Games that I have attended and the Opening ceremonies are always exciting because the teams from all over the province parade in wearing their team uniforms”. “I love curling and also enjoy the dance on Saturday night”. “I am looking forward to meeting lots of new curlers, competing and having fun. I will do my best!
More info and schedules can be found on the Strathcona county website at https://www.strathcona.ca/recreation-events/festivals-and-events/special-olympics-alberta-winter-games-2023.
Be sure to root for Paul and all our athletes this month. Go Team!
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