Locals competing in Special Olympics
Erin Thom and Jonathan Robins have been chosen as part of Team Canada – Alpine to attend the 2013 Special Olympic World Winter Games in Phyeong Chang, South Korea. The Games take place January 29 – February 6.
Special Olympics Canada is sending 15 Alpine Skiers along with 5 Support personnel. Canadian Athletes will also be participating in Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Floor Hockey, Snow Shoeing, & Cross Country Skiing.
Thom and Robins have been training since the summer at World Gym with Laurie Dickson and also with their ski coach Bob McLeish. They have also attended 2 training camps – one in Toronto and the other in Canmore skiing at Mt. Norquay. Also attending the Games is Shelley Poland from Golden as part of Team Canada – Cross Country.
You can follow these East Kootenay athletes on this amazing & wonderful adventure at http://teamcanada2013.ca.