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      Special Olympics TV Clip from CTV's
       "The Listener"

       

      Burlington resident Kevin James and other Special Olympics Canada athletes will get some prime time exposure on CTV this Monday on the series, The Listener.

       

      James, who is a 10-year veteran of Oakville Special Olympics programs, has a speaking part on the episode, which premieres Monday (July 21st) at 9 p.m.

       

      The series, which centres on a telepathic paramedic who uses his unusual skills to help people in crisis, is in its fifth season.

       

      Monday's episode concerns a Special Olympics basketball coach suddenly put into danger when her father is killed.

       

      Check out this YouTube footage:

       

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_Uatvl_zLw&feature=youtu.be

       

      Region 7 Athletes Wrap Up the National Summer Games

      It all started on Monday July 7th, the groups of Team Ontario started to make their way to Vancouver. Not everyone was on the same flight, so we did not all travel as a team. We all became a team when everyone from Team Ontario came together for the pep rally that night.Patrick Hynes and Colin were also from Region 7 for 5-bowling.Patrick Hynes and Colin were also from Region 7 for 5-bowling.
      Patrick Hynes and Colin were also from Region 7 for 5-bowling.We had 58 athletes from around Ontario that made up the team for athletics, and 9 came from region 7. From  Kingston we had Matthew Warren and he came back home with a silver for the 100m, a 7th place for the 200m, and bronze for the standing long jump and a bronze for the shot put. Well done, Matthew!

      Now from Brockville we had three athletes competing. Starting off with Sara Johnson she received a 4th place for her 200m, a 6th place for her 800m, a silver for the long jump(unfortunately it was a MPR)  and an 8th place for the shot put. 

      Next was Sandi Mercier, she received a gold for her 50m, a silver for the standing long jump and a gold for the shot put. 

      Not to be undone by the girls Shane Martelle brought home a silver for his 100m, a gold for the standing long jump and a 6th place(MPR) for the shot put. 

      Now moving to Ottawa we had Marianne Scharf who brought home a gold for the 800m, a silver for the 1500m and another silver for the long jump. 

      Matthew Gregory, also brought home medals. He received a 4th place for his 800m, a gold for the 1500m and a silver for the long jump. 

      Patrick Hynes and Colin Ratzlaff were on the 5-Pin Bowling team and Colin received a gold for Bowling Pins over average! 

      Next we had little Patrick Sarda who was able to hold his own. He brought a silver medal for the 800m, a gold for the 1500m an a silver(MPR) for the standing long jump. 

      Following the group from Ottawa we had Tim Parisien who also came home with something. Tim received a 5th place for the 200m, a bronze for the 400m and  a 5th place for the shot put. 

      Now the last member of the team is Lisa Turcotte from Arnprior. Lisa brought home a 6th place for the 100m, a 5th place for the 200m and a silver medal for the shot put. 

      All athletes had a great time and made new friends and were able to reconnect with old ones. Now we wait to see who will advance to the Summer World Games to be held in Los Angels next year.

      Special Olympics Ontario announced the District Training Squads for the 2015 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Winter Games. The Provincial Games will be held in North Bay from January 29-February 1, and will host over 425 athletes, coaches and mission staff from across the province. It is a qualifying event for the 2016 National Winter Games which will be held in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. 


      For more information about the 2015 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Winter Games, please click here.

      Special Olympics Ottawa is proud of its 22 athletes that have been named to the District training squads! 



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