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Sharpe top Special Olympics male athlete

RIVERTON — Evan Sharpe has a special date today in Halifax. Sharpe has been named Special Olympics Nova Scotia’s male athlete of the year for 2018 and is among recipients of various awards being honoured during presentations this evening at the 24th annual SONS Inspired Gala in Halifax. He was honoured for his achievements on...

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Cathy Mason named Movement Maker

STELLARTON — Cathy Mason has expressed surprise upon being named a Special Olympics Canada Movement Maker. Mason received one of the awards that are being presented in celebration of Special Olympics Canada’s 50th anniversary. Her award salutes her 26 years as a volunteer with Special Olympics Nova Scotia. She has travelled the world for international...

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Special Olympics athletes earn medals

Local athletes were happy to share their stories and medals they earned at the 2018 Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games in Antigonish. The Games ran July 30-August 4 and offered an opportunity for four Pictou County athletes to achieve success there. Stacey Saunders won gold medals in her 100-metre dash and was a team member...

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Special Olympics seen as a game-changer

ANTIGONISH — It was a star-studded week in Antigonish during the National Special Olympics Summer Games. Mark Tewksbury, Canadian Olympic gold medalist, director of the Canadian Olympic Committee and chairman of the board for Special Olympics Canada, was in Antigonish and spoke to The Advocate of sport’s power to transform. “Special Olympics means the world...

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Evan Sharpe makes waves

NEW GLASGOW — It is less than a month before Evan Sharpe joins his fellow athletes at the 2018 Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games. The Games are being held July 31 to August 4 in Antigonish. Sharpe is among members of the swimming team and has been training on his own with coach Aaron Smith...

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Special Olympics members honoured

HALIFAX — Awards in three categories were presented to local athletes and volunteers last Wednesday as Special Olympics Nova Scotia honoured winners of its 2017 provincial awards presented at the Annual Special Olympics Nova Scotia Inspired Gala. Pictou County curlers were named team of the year, while Daniel MacLeod was tabbed as male athlete of...

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Locals win Special Olympics Summer Games medals

ANTIGONISH — Pictou County athletes achieved a sizable medal haul last weekend during the 2017 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Summer Games in Antigonish. Thirty local athletes took part in the Games, competing in five of the eight sports featured: track, bocce, swimming, golf, rhythmic gymnastics, basketball, soccer and softball. The Games began on Friday and...

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Martin wins Winter Games gold

NEW GLASGOW – Daniel Martin has set a milestone. Local Special Olympics supporters are celebrating Martin’s double-medal performance this week at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria where he earned a silver medal on Wednesday before capturing a gold medal on Thursday in separate snowshoeing events. “Daniel can now say he is...

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Martin wins SO gold, silver

NEW GLASGOW – Daniel Martin has set a milestone. Local Special Olympics supporters are celebrating Martin’s double-medal performance this week at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria where he earned a silver medal on Wednesday before capturing a gold medal on Thursday in separate snowshoeing events. He’s scheduled to return home on...

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Martin to attend World Games

The multi-sport athlete is competing for Canada in snowshoeing at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games that are scheduled from March 14 to 25 in Austria. Martin was feted during a sendoff reception last Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Now 20 years old, Martin resides in Salem and has been an athlete...

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