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  The Special Olympic Spring Games Are Here!

May 29, 2008 13:51 ET

After much anticipation and preparation, the Special Olympics Ontario 2008 Provincial Spring Games get underway today in Durham Region!

Durham Regional Police is very excited to be hosting this extraordinary event and we would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this dream a reality.

Almost 900 participants, including athletes, coaches and team managers are visiting our region this weekend to take part in this special event.

Athletes will showcase their talents as they participate in bowling, swimming, powerlifting and basketball, while hundreds of family members and friends cheer them on. An overwhelming 1,000 volunteers have taken time out of their schedules to help make this weekend extra special for the athletes and their families.

We encourage members of the community to come out and experience the opening ceremonies tonight, or to cheer on the athletes as they compete in their events over the weekend. Please see below for a brief schedule of events.

For more visit: www.specialolympics2008.com.

Thanks for “Embracing Our Spirit.”


Schedule of Events:

Thursday May 29, 2008:


Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Final Leg of the 2008 Provincial Law Enforcement Torch Run:
(The run begins at the Oshawa Centre and ends at the Opening Ceremonies)
6 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies:
Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre
7-9 p.m.


Friday May 30, 2008:

Durham College and UOIT

Basketball 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (No Medal Presentations Today)
Powerlifting 10 a.m. – 4:30 (Medal Presentations at 5 p.m.)

Pickering Recreation Complex

Swimming 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Medal Presentations 10:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.)

NEB’s Fun World

5-Pin Bowling 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (No Medals today)

Leisure Bowling Lanes

10-Pin Bowling 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Medal Presentations 4 p.m.)

Saturday May 31, 2008:

Durham College and UOIT

Basketball 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Medal Presentations 4:10 p.m.)

Pickering Recreation Complex

Swimming 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Medal Presentations 10 & 11:15 a.m., 2:30 & 4 p.m.)

NEB's Fun World

5-Pin Bowling 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Medal Presentations 1:30 p.m., at Durham College/UOIT)

Leisure Bowling Lanes

10-Pin Bowling 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Medal Presentations 12 p.m.)

Durham College and UOIT

Closing Ceremonies
Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre
8 – 9 p.m.


Keep posted to our website for updates all weekend.

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