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Thank you for a great Kickoff Conference!

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Last week marked our first in-person kickoff conference in over two years! Thank you to all the conference attendees for making it an energizing day, and of course special thanks goes out to the organizing committee and hosts at York Regional Police for putting together a great conference!

Weren't able to make it to the conference? Want to re-watch the videos or check out the Provincial Snapshot? Click below for links to the conference materials!

Conference Videos
Provincial Snapshot
Click here for Conference Photos Coming Soon!
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Congratulations to our Rising Flame Award winners, who were presented with their awards during the conference by Chief Andrew Fletcher (Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police) and Cody Jansma (Director of Business Development, Special Olympics Ontario). This Rising Flame Award is to recognize an individual who shows exceptional promise of leadership and continued contribution to the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run.

This years' award winners (pictured above, clockwise starting from the top left) are Teresa Pare (LaSalle Police Service), Sandra Lewis (Toronto Police Service), Ryan Johnston (Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre) and Michael Mallen (Peel Regional Police). Congratulations!

Group Fitness Fundraiser

May 21st on Zoom

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If you were at the Kickoff Conference, you'll recognize Antonietta who led a fun-filled workout session - and she's doing it again! Taking place virtually on Saturday, May 21st @ 11:00am ET, you can join the workout hosted by abotti with Antonietta for $10 with all funds supporting Special Olympics Ontario athletes! Registrants will receive the Zoom link on the morning of the workout, so be sure to register in advance! 

Click here to register today!

Cops n' Cowboys is BACK!

May 26th (at select locations)

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Cops n' Cowboys is back this year! Members of your local law enforcement agency will be serving tables at Lone Star Texas Grill restaurants to raise money and awareness of Special Olympics Ontario! 100% of the money raised will go to support sport programs reaching over 26,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities across the province. Check with your agency rep to find a Cops n' Cowboys event near you!

Note: this event takes place at participating locations only.

Blue Ribbons for Special Olympics Golf Tournament

June 4th @ Shelburne Golf & Country Club

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Come out and show your support for Special Olympics Ontario and enjoy a fun-filled day of golf! There will also be a putting contest and a silent auction, so register today! This event will run rain or shine!

Click here to register today!

Introducing the Torch Run Ontario

Events Calendar

The new and improved Torch Run Ontario events calendar is here! Whether it's your local Torch Run, a Golf Tournament or any other of our great fundraisers in support of Special Olympics Ontario, you'll be able to find it here!

Know of an event but don't see it on the calendar? Reach out to your Zone Coordinator who can get it added for you!

Click here to view the Events Calendar!

Celebrating Corrections Week

Last week was Correctional Services Staff Recognition Week, and we highlighted just a few of our terrific Torch Run volunteers who work in Corrections! Click on each of the images below to learn more!

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