On Wednesday, August 29th, Council, residents, families, friends, coaches and Special Olympics athletes from Queens County gathered at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool to celebrate the achievements of athletes who attended the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games held in Antigonish, NS from July 31 – August 4, 2018.
Five Queens County athletes qualified to represent Nova Scotia at the national competition. They are Jamie Belong, Rebecca Delaney, Rebecca Maule, Colby Oickle, and Ben Theriau. The community takes pride in the fact that these outstanding athletes all won medals at the Canada Summer Games, as they are among the top athletes in Canada!
Reaching the top levels of their sports is something for which they worked hard, trained for hours, and have been winning competitions provincially. To reach this level, sweat and tears have been shed by the athletes as well as their supporters. Coaches and family are strong supporters of the athletes and have done much to encourage them to reach their full potential.
Ben Theriau, as a result of his athletic achievements, has also been chosen to compete in March 2019 at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He will be among 7,000 of the top athletes from 170 participating nations around the world.
The entire community is proud of all of the Special Olympics athletes who competed, and are pleased of their accomplishments while representing Nova Scotia and Queens County at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games.