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Kapuskaing Track Athletes Make Kupuskasing Times After Strong Provincials

posted Jul 17, 2013, 12:31 PM by Jarrod Copland

Kap Special Olympians bring home multiple medals

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 8:41:01 EDT AM

Members of the Region 10 (Near North) Track and Field Team for Special Olympics that attended the provincial games in North York from July 11th to July 14th pose proudly for a photo. (Photo supplied)
Members of the Region 10 (Near North) Track and Field Team for Special Olympics 
ventured to North York last week and once again Kapuskasing athletes performed 


The team was comprised of Stephane Cloutier (Head Coach), Simone Knowles (Assistant Coach) and athletes Stephane Daguerre, Patrick Daguerre and Marc Aumont of Iroquois Falls, Jacob Dallaire of Timmins and Stella Arezza and Jenna Knowles of Kapuskasing.


Stella Arezza took home gold in the 400m, silver in the standing long jump, bronze in the shot put, fourth-place in the 200m and bronze in the 100 m.


Jenna Knowles won silver in the standing long jump, bronze in shot put, fourth-place in the 200m, bronze in the 100m and was part of the 4x100m relay team which took home a silver medalists.

SOO-Fort Frances Volunteer Gaby Hanzuk Awarded Community Honour

posted Aug 16, 2012, 8:11 AM by Info Webmaster

The Northern District would like to congratulate Gaby Hanzuk, the Community Coordinator for Fort Frances on receiving the Tony Beyak Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award. Gaby received the award for her contributions to the community's local Meals on Wheels program. It is a great honour for a woman who has dedicated so much of her life to helping others. Congratulations Gaby!

For a full article Gaby's award please see the Fort Frances Times' website at:

SOO-Parry Sound Athlete Inducted Into Hall of Fame

posted Aug 16, 2012, 8:10 AM by Info Webmaster

Sandra Hunt, a multi-sport athlete from Parry Sound, was recently nominated for induction into the city's Bobby Orr Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as a Special Olympics Ontario athlete. Please join me in congratulating Sandra for her amazing achievements!

Link to Cottage Country Now article on the inductees:

SOO-Sudbury Curling Team Makes Local News

posted Aug 16, 2012, 8:10 AM by Info Webmaster

Recently, one of the Northern District's representatives at the National Winter Games made headlines in the Northern Life, a local Sudbury paper. The curling team of Paul Logan, Jason Blais, Kenny Beauvais, Tricia Leonard and Odette St. Gelais from the Sudbury Rocking Stones were interviewed regarding their journey towards the Games. Please visit the Northern Life website for full details!

SOO-Manitoulin Presents Bluegrass in the Country

posted Aug 16, 2012, 8:09 AM by Info Webmaster

Hello From Manitoulin Island


I would like to invite all Special Olympics participants, families sponsors and friends to our annual Bluegrass In The Country weekend  held each year the second weekend in June at beautiful Providence  Bay on Manitoulin Island.

  Our stage offers 14 hours of the very best bluegrass and old time country entertainment in Ontario beginning Friday evening and running all weekend. The camp grounds open Friday at noon. We have vendors on site an old car show ,and many other reasons to enjoy our genuine Manitoulin hospitality.

  This is your opportunity to develop some wonderful lasting friendships with others in the Special Olympics experience. I’m looking forward to meeting you there.

I can help with travel and accommodation needs.

   Lets all get together and have a weekend of just plain fun together.


  The Manitoulin Special Olympics Committee

New Thunder Bay Community Council 2011/12

posted Aug 16, 2012, 8:09 AM by Info Webmaster

We would like to give a warm welcome to the new Thunder Bay 2011/2012 Community Council Members.  We wish you the best of luck!

Here are the members and their positions:

Murray Luck - Community Coordinator
Denita Minoletti - Treasurer
Maribeth Williams - Secretary
Denyse Cote - Volunteer Coordinator
Ashleigh Quarrell - Public Relations Coordinator
Terri-Lynn Miller - Fundraising Coordinator

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