Athletes and volunteers alike had a great time this weekend at the 25th Annual Children's Games for the mentally and 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 and regional politicians, Police Services Board member Dave Ryan, Deputy Chief 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. For more information about the Games, please visit their website.
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Deputy Chief Mercier helps two athletes with the official ribbon cutting (JPG file, 472.0K bytes)