Special talents on display at track meet

Elementary and secondary students from the Upper Grand District School Board and the Wellington Catholic District School Board descended on St. James Catholic High School in Guelph for the 18th annual Special Olympics Track and Field Day on May 15. The meet was originally scheduled for May 13 but due to rain it was rescheduled. Athletes, peer coaches, teachers and spectators were treated to a beautiful day to compete in the event with the slogan “Track and field of dreams”. PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: St. John Brebeuf Catholic School in Erin brought four athletes and four peer coaches to the meet; The contingent of athletes and peer coaches from St. Mary Catholic School in Elora read the athletic oath during the opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics Track and Field meet. From left: Grade 6 athlete Kate Brubacher, peer coach Emma Wilson, peer coach Easton Drexler, Grade 8 athlete Nick Bauman, Grade 5 athlete Ava Marco and peer coach Max Wright; Salem Public School brought teachers, athletes and peer coaches to the meet; Grade 8 student Peter Hildebarm from Centre Peel Public School won first place in the softball throw; and Fergus’ Kara Shaw played the national anthem for groups of student singers.  Photos by Jaime Myslik






Photos by Jaime Myslik