Special Olympians come home victorious

By Rosalind Russell – All the Special Olympians from Manitoulin Island and Elliot Lake came home with some special hardware with every one of them finishing on the podium.

The Team Ontario Curling Team from the Island won gold on Saturday afternoon, and Matthew Bedard came home with three bronze medals following his performances in various snowshoe events.

A community celebration for them will be held this Thursday evening at 7pm at the Freshwater Community Church in Mindemoya.

And Elliot Lake’s Adam Cormier is sporting a silver medal in Five-Pin Bowling and a Bronze in Singles.

The athletes were all part of the Special Olympic Canada Winter Games held last week in Calgary.

Those games served as a qualifying event to take part in the Special Olympics World Games set for Turin, Italy in March of next year.

Photo: Special Olympians have come home with some awesome medals. Congratulations! Photos provided

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