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Athlete Spotlight

A few words from some of our athletes.

The next spot light goes out to a few of our athletes that play Bocce ball. These athletes have qualified for the Summer Provincial games! We are all so proud of them and wish them nothing but the best! 
    Robert Reid
    Gregory Russell
    Allyson Parkes
    Beth VanDusen
Way to go Athletes! 

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By  Allyson Parks- Athlete Representative
 


Kaity: 
I love sports so much because I would see my friends and also have fun. 
Julie:
I really like special Olympics sports. They are fun and it is a way to meet new friends. 
Jenna:
I like my special Olympic sports because they are fun and I like seeing my friends. 
Lucas:
I like Special Olympics sports. They are lots of fun. It is a great way to make new friends and spend time with your old friends. 
Simon:
I like the shoes. They are fun colours. I like playing with my dad. 

Allyson's Athlete Representative Report
I would like to say Thank you for all the coaches. I play in swimming, softball basketball, bowling and golf. It is my first time doing the new Athlete Rep. It is so cool and thank you for the coaches a great job for the meetings and the sports and see you guys in the winter and spring sports. I love Arnprior here so much. I have a great time to meet new friends here in Arnprior. 







Keep checking back here for our Spotlight on an Athlete! 
Coming soon....

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Swim Meet - November 2011

posted 28 Nov 2011, 19:01 by Arnprior Ontario   [ updated 28 Nov 2011, 19:06 ]

 Congratulations to all athletes.  We had a great time once again. 
 
We have a special video clip for you.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN37WMuRpMg

Pre-Season Sports Training Camp (Sept 2-4)

posted 22 Aug 2011, 20:36 by Arnprior Ontario   [ updated 16 Oct 2011, 13:56 ]

Arnprior Special Olympics - Pre-Season Sports Training Camp
 
A Great Time !  About 15 Athletes participated as either overnight or day campers in our first Pre-Season Sports Camp.  Volunteers were on hand to help run the camp. 
 
A fun pre-season sports camp for our athletes which incorporated physical training and team building utilizing outdoor activities such as paddling, swimming and various games to challenge and expand the athletes experience. We had a wide variety of games to play indoors in the event of inclement weather. The camp environment with evening bonfires added to the fun.
 
The event was held at Camp Legewade which is operated by the Boy Scouts.  Facilities included a dining hall, cabins, outdoor biffies, and a site to pitch tents.
Waterfront included canoes, kayaks, life jackets and a very safe swimming area with lifeguards.
 
Thank you to everyone for making this 1st annual Camp such as success.  -- Pictures and videos to follow... 
 

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9th Annual Golf Tournament - July 8, 2011

posted 25 Jul 2011, 16:54 by Arnprior Ontario   [ updated 25 Jul 2011, 16:55 ]

Arnprior Special Olympics hosted its 9th Annual Golf Tournament at the Arnprior Golf Club on July 8, 2011. There were 126 golfers on the course and 145 dinner guests.  Organizers report that the event was quite successful.  Thank you all who attended and to all the sponsors and volunteers. 

OPP Torch Run - June 15, 2011

posted 19 Jun 2011, 19:05 by Arnprior Ontario   [ updated 25 Jul 2011, 16:57 ]

The 24th Annual Law Enforcement OPP Torch Run came through Arnprior on June 15 at 1pm.  Our athletes and many volunteers departed LCBO - John Street - Madawaska Blvd - to finish at Tim Hortons. 

** Donations were accepted along route and we raised over $1,100.  Thank you Arnprior and to all our community who supported us on this great day **

Floor Hockey Tournament -Sudbury June 2011

posted 16 May 2011, 16:48 by Arnprior Ontario   [ updated 25 Jul 2011, 22:16 ]

Our very own, Arnprior Special Olympics Athletes participated in a Provincial Floor Hockey Tournament which was held in Sudbury, Ontario from June 9 to June 12, 2011.  The "Arnprior Axemen" had a very exciting road trip including 16 athletes and 3 coaches while sharing a bus with some athletes from Renfrew.  While in Sudbury the athletes and coaches stayed at the Cambrian College Residences.  Opening and closing ceremonies were held and about 300 were in attendance and able to watch a Stanley Cup game on a big screen at the Sudbury arena. 
 
How did they do?  The "Arnprior Axemen" were participating in the invitational side of the tournament, and were determined to be too strong for that division, therefore participated in the Mighty Duck division and won respectably the bronze medal.
 
Two of our Arnprior athletes (Terance Crabtree and Darryl Clark), were on loan to the Brockville Islanders and they won a gold medal.  The Brockville Islanders have been invited to participate in the Winter National Special Olympics Games next February in Saint Albert, Alberta.  We wish Terrance and Darryl all the best on their upcoming competition!

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