Let's Continue to Stay Active Together. Join Special Olympics Athletes in a Virtual Walk Around the World!

In this time of physical distancing, athletes, volunteers and supporters across Canada have come together to walk over 15,000 KM in the Coast to Coast Canada Walking Challenge. It was an incredible accomplishment, and they are ready to keep going!

Athletes invite you to join in on the Walk The World With Me virtual walking program where we will walk through Canada once more before reaching the United States and rest of the world!

How do you get started? Walk inside or out, continuing to practice safe physical distancing and record your time you spend walking, daily (in minutes). Then, visit the website to record your time.
How can you record your time?

One time entry - visit this page to submit your daily walking time.

You can also create your own personal page where you can set a walking goal, log in daily to submit your daily walking time and share your personal page with your friends and family to cheer you on!

Do you have family and friends that you want to stay virtually active with? Why not start a team page!

Be sure to take a photo of your walking adventures and post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use #WalkTheWorldSO
Special Olympics has partnered with Canadian Disability Participation Project to launch the Get in Motion program.

Get in Motion connects Canadians with a physical and/or intellectual disability with a Physical Activity Coach who would help provide support to start or maintain an at-home physical activity program.

Thank you to students from Queens University who will be connecting with athletes that opt into this program.
Do you know someone who doesn't have the internet but would benefit using this?
They can call: 1-888-333-5515 ext. 300
Weekly Wellness Challenge
Don't forget to complete both challenges each day and consider doing the #SOOWOD to complete more active workouts this week!
This Weeks Virtual Highlights:

Sobeys Dietitian Veronique Guitard is back for another bilingual Wellness Wednesday on May 27.

She'll be making a grilled cheese with tomato and pesto on Special Olympics Canada's Facebook LIVE.

All you need is:
  • whole wheat bread
  • margarine
  • basil peso
  • Swiss cheese
  • tomato
See you on Wellness Wednesday, May 27 at 11 AM EDT!
Special Olympics Team Canada's official Strength & Conditioning Coach, Steve Topham, is gearing up for WEEK FIVE of his functional workout program for athletes of all levels, their families, coaches and supporters!
Join him on Special Olympics Canada’s FACEBOOK LIVE every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 PM EDT.
Mark your calendars: Tuesday, May 26 at 2 PM EDT and Thursday, May 28 at 2 PM EDT!
This Wednesday, May 27 at 2 PM EDT on Special Olympics Ontario Facebook LIVE join Coach Reza from CrossFit NCR as he takes us through a 30 minute virtual CrossFit class.

This class will have a warm up, a brief skill review and a fun workout for all! No equipment needed.
Special Olympics Trivia night is happening Thursday, May 28
at 7 PM EDT. Limited spots!
Join us this Friday, May 29 at 12 PM EDT for episode 6 of our virtual series: “From the Stands” where SOO athlete and staff member Ryan Colpitts will interview one special guest each episode. 

Special Olympics Alberta athlete, Daelan Miles Brandle will be joining us this week!

Tune in on Friday to hear more about Daelan's 20 year involvement with Special Olympics in Edmonton within the sports of golf and floor hockey. Daelan is looking forward to sharing all the ways he has been staying healthy at home - we can't wait!

Join us for FREE Strong Minds-fulness sessions on Zoom every Friday at 3 PM EDT.

These online sessions will allow you to practice meditation techniques that can help manage stress. While this session has been created for Special Olympics athletes, everyone is welcome!
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