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Oswald: ‘Special O’ report

Oswald: ‘Special O’ report

Happy holidays readers.

It was so nice to read that the Douglas College Women’s Basketball Team mentioned our Bball skills camp in their newsletter, The Royal Reader. They spoke about how much they enjoy “giving back” to the community and “getting to know” our local ballers.

On Nov. 16 the local RCMP once again shot some hoops with our Sechelt athletes. Both examples show Special O appreciates inclusion. And, for their final game of the year, Sechelt players travel to Gibsons on Dec. 7.

On Nov. 20 the Orcas Swim team hosted their second annual fun meet with the Chinook and Seniors Swim Teams. The amazing talent displayed, especially by the Chinook athletes, was truly something to see. Marshalling three different teams was like hearding cats but in the end all had fun.

Three of the Bears Floor Hockey Team members were travelling to Vancouver for the John Bailliey Tournament to take part in a skills competetion Dec. 2.

Our younger athletes are the next generation and the FUNdamentals program gives them the chance to enjoy the art of sport through inclusive play. For anyone interested, it takes place on Saturdays 10-11am at the Gibsons Community Centre with head coach Monica Marton.

One executive member, our local treasurer, Helene Johnston was acknowledged for her nine years of service in the SOBC provincial newsletter. You can read about Helene and much more on the SOBC website www.specialolympics.bc.ca

Of course, in the biggest news of the month, the annual winter banquet will be held at the Sechelt Legion on Dec.16. The man in red with the big white beard should make an appearance to bring good tidings, (and maybe some gifts) to volunteers, coaches and the athletes.

In the meantime: Live, Laugh, Love, Repeat.

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