Katelyn Oliver and Erin Murphy have a great time while taking part in the Special Olympics BC - Vernon Club Fit program.

Special Olympics honours Shriver

Eunice Kennedy Shriver believed in a world that was inclusive and respectful and Special Olympics embodies her beliefs

On Saturday, Special Olympics BC and people around the world will celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s inspirational spirit and her vision for a more inclusive, respectful world in the fourth annual EKS Day.

Special Olympics BC – Vernon is inviting everyone to join in at Polson Park on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and experience the Special Olympics spirit of joy, inclusion, and empowerment through sport.

“Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a leader in the worldwide struggle to improve and enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities for more than five decades,” said Britta Gretzmacher, a volunteer with SO Vernon. “Her lasting legacy must be our continued commitment to improve and transform the lives of the people in our community with intellectual disabilities who still live with diminished opportunities and social disrespect. Sport gives them the tools to change, to be active and a social belonging.”

Individuals of all ages with intellectual disabilities who might not yet be involved as athletes will have opportunities to try out some of the great sports on offer in Special Olympics; families can find out more about the fun and welcoming SOBC youth programs; community members looking to volunteer can find out more about the inspiring and empowering world of Special Olympics; drop-ins are welcome and athletic attire is recommended. Drinks and snacks are provided and there will be some surprise give-aways.

To register or for more information about SOBC-Vernon please go to the website at www.sobcvernon.ca or call Leslie Thornley, SOBC manager, Community Development, at 250-317-1272 or e-mail to Lthornley@specialolympics.bc.ca

 

Just Posted

Service with a smile: How inclusive workplaces benefit everyone

Vernon employee serves up service with a smile

North Okanagan residential market runs true to form

Market picking up as expected, OMREB says

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

Business is booming in Lumby: Chamber

Chamber looks to capture history

A tough hill to climb: Armstrong business owner overcomes odds

Armstrong biologist-businesswoman celebrates a milestone anniversary

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Bobrovsky perfect as Blue Jackets blank Canucks 5-0

Vancouver shut out for 10th time this season

Kelowna artist featured on furniture

Shandra Smith’s work is now available on credenzas

Destructive blaze in West Kelowna fatal for cat

The fire at a West Kelowna condo claimed the life of one tenant’s cat

Sock Hop aims to send dancers back to another time

Writers’ Festival fundraiser in Salmon Arm springs into step for another year

Man pinned under metal tank in West Kelowna

Emergency personnel are on the scene

WWE, WCW elite hits Vernon mat for professional wrestling show

International wrestlers descend upon Vernon for Canadian Wrestling’s Elite anniversary tour

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Most Read