August 22, 2018; Liverpool, NS: As part of a nine person contingent from the Lunenburg/Queens Special Olympics chapter, five residents of Queens traveled to Antigonish, Nova Scotia to join 900 Special Olympics athletes at the 2018 National Special Olympics Summer Games.
Jamie Belong, Rebecca Delaney, Rebecca Maule, Colby Oickle, and Ben Theriau competed in a variety of disciplines, and collectively brought home eight medals, including six gold, as part of Team Nova Scotia’s overall medal count of 134. To honour their achievements, the Region of Queens Municipality is hosting a reception on Wednesday, August 29th in the lobby at Queens Place Emera Centre.
The event will take place from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, and the public is welcome to attend and meet these athletes, and commend them on their outstanding performance and dedication. “The Region of Queens is immensely proud of their accomplishments and the manner in which these athletes represented Queens and Nova Scotia during the 2018 Summer Games. We are pleased to host this reception and hope the public will come to meet and congratulate them” said David Dagley, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. The Mayor also noted the commitment of the volunteers with the Special Olympics program and family support as being integral to their success.
There will be some light refreshments provided by the Region of Queens, and The Snug café will be open for those wishing to purchase lunch.
For more information please call the Recreation and Healthy Communities Department at 902-354-5741.