Manitobans Named to SO Team Canada Training Squad heading to the 2023 SO World Summer Games in Berlin

After months of competition, qualifying, waiting and anticipating, the day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived: the SO Team Canada Training Squad has been announced!

After a pandemic pause, Special Olympics athletes are excited to get back to what they love, and for eight Manitoba athletes, the thing they love is high level competition!

Eight athletes and five coaches/mission staff from Special Olympics Manitoba will be joining their peers across the country to represent Canada at the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin. The Games will take place in June of 2023 and we can't wait to see what our Manitoban members have in store for us. 

Let's give them a big round of applause as they begin their journey to Berlin!
Athletes & Training Coaches:

Regan Hofley - Winnipeg
Competing in the 800m and Mini Javelin
Training Coach – Janice Howe
Alec Baldwin - Interlake
Competing in the 800m and Running Long Jump
Training Coach – Lena Kublick
Basketball (M)
William Hall - Winnipeg
Training Coach – Bre Nichol
Jennifer Adams - Winnipeg
Training Coach – Dave Toupin
10 Pin Bowling
Colleen Voth - Central
Training Coach – Chris Sumner
Jason Norminton - Westman
Training Coach – Jed Barber
Reetu Chahal - Winnipeg
Training Coach – Jacquie Mazur
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Rebecca Birss - Winnipeg
Training Coach – Jennifer Merrell

Mission Staff & Coaches:

Susan Lamboo – Chef de Mission
Steven Dreger – Assistant Coach, Female Soccer
Jacquie Mazur – Assistant Coach, Powerlifting
Bre Nichol – Alternate Coach, Male Basketball
Darren Hemeryck – Mission Staff, Male Basketball

Special Olympics Team Canada Website

2023 SO World Summer Games Website


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