NWT Special Olympics Team heads to Provincial Games

Provincial Summer Special Olympics will take place in Medicine this weekend.
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Nine Northwest Territories Special Olympics athletes will be competing in Medicine Hat this Friday (July 7th).

The Summer Provincial Games are seen as a potential stepping stone to advance on to the National Games in 2018.

Athletes competing include:

  • Mark Epelon and Chris Strus – swimming
  • Kelton Broome – rhythmic gymnastics
  • Emma Moorhouse – athletics
  • Annie Strus, Clara Tutcho, Julie White, Kineta Michel and Chantelle Beauchamp – 5 pin bowling.

Special Olympics NWT president, Alan Cash, hopes the athletes take the time to enjoy the moment:

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We wish all of the athletes participating a great Games and hope it is a wonderful experience. We know our athletes will be excellent representatives for Special Olympics NWT.

He also expressed his appreciation for the coaches who helped the athletes prepare and compete.


  • Chelsea Upton
  • Mahasi Ortega
  • Tanis Hunter
  • Rachell Simmons
  • Melissa Lunn

The Provincial games will run from July 7th-9th.

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