May 5, 2011                                                                                         

Students on Track for Fun at DSBN Special Olympics

Sports play an important role in many young people’s lives. They help children to develop their skills, improve health and increase their self-confidence. On Monday, May 16, DSBN students with special needs will come together to display their talents and celebrate success at the fourth annual DSBN Special Olympics.

This invitational event will take place at the Niagara Olympic Club behind West Park Secondary School in St. Catharines between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Over 500 athletes are expected to take part in different events including standing long jump, discus throw, softball throw and team relay races with each student attempting to obtain a person best.

“This event is definitely one of the highlights of the year for students,” says Heather Matthews, DSBN Health and Physical Education Consultant. “It is an inclusive event that offers students an opportunity to have fun with their classmates and experience success in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.”

The Special Olympics Committee would like to thank the following organizations for their generous financial support of the event:

  • Education Foundation of Niagara
  • Elementary Teachers Federation
  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • Harrow Sports
  • Speak Up
  • Power Glen Parent Council
  • Elementary Administrators Association


Event Details: 

Date: Monday, May 16

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Raindate: May 17

Location: West Park Secondary, 130 Louth Street, St. Catharines