Athletes and volunteers alike had a great time this weekend at the 28th 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.
More than 60 athletes had the opportunity to participate in the Games attended by local and regional politicians, Police Services Board member Bill McLean, Chief Mike Ewles, Deputy Chief Scott Burns, Inspectors Eva Reti and Jamie Grant and many sworn, civilian and auxiliary members of DRPS.
The outstanding male and female athletes helped with the opening ceremony and were recognized for their accomplishments.
Throughout the day several teams competed in games such as basketball, curling, golf 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. A big thank you goes out to the organizers for another outstanding year.
For more information about the Games, please visit their website at www.drpchildrensgames.com.
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The Games get underway with the official ribbon cutting (JPG file, 367.2K bytes)
The 2012 male and female athletes of the year (JPG file, 360.6K bytes)
This year's winners - The Auxiliary Team (JPG file, 360.4K bytes)