Over 70 athletes and hundreds of volunteers had a great time this weekend at the 24th Annual Children's Games for the physically challenged. The multi-sport event was held at the Pickering Recreation Centre and was attended by children, family and friends from across the region.
The day started at 9:00 a.m. with opening ceremonies attended by local politicians, members of the Police Services Board, Chief of Police Mike Ewles, Deputies Sherry Whiteway and Chuck Mercier and many sworn, civilian and auxiliary members of DRPS.
The outstanding male and female athletes from the last year carried torches into the ceremony and were recognized with gifts for their accomplishments.
Throughout the day several teams competed in games such as wheelchair races, distance throws, bowling, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby. Trophies and medallions were presented to all participants.
The event was hosted by Durham Regional Police Service members, family and friends, and was a great demonstration of sportsmanship, teamwork and fun.
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Althletes Light The Torch (JPG file, 75.4K bytes)
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Chief Ewles Offers Some Basketball Tips (JPG file, 64.8K bytes)
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