Athletes and volunteers alike had a great time this weekend at the 27th 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 9:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies attended by senior officers including Superintendents Brian Osborne and Paul Martin and Ajax-Pickering Inspector Jamie Grant, Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan, politicians, volunteers and sworn, civilian and auxiliary members of DRPS.
The outstanding male and female athletes from last year, Matthew Vocino and Janine Murray carried torches into the ceremony and were recognized with gifts for their accomplishments. They also had the honour of cutting the ribbon to kick off the day’s festivities.
Throughout the day several teams competed in games such as wheelchair races, distance throws, bowling, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, mini-putt and curling. 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. Thanks to everyone for their hard work!
For more information about the Games, please visit their website.
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Athletes Matthew Vocino and Janine Murray cut the ribbon (JPG file, 61.8K bytes)
Getting Set for the big day (JPG file, 80.6K bytes)