The City of North Bay and North Bay Police Service to host the 2015 Special Olympics Winter Games January 29th-February 1st, 2015.
The Games will be the stage for more than 300 athletes and 150 coaches from across Ontario participating in six sports; Curling, speed-skating, figure skating, Nordic skiing, alpine skiing and snowshoeing all will be highlights of the Games along with a number of social events and activities.
"On behalf of the Games Organizing Committee and the North Bay Police Service, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to everyone to the City of North Bay," stated Special Olympics Provincial Winter Games Chair, Chief Paul Cook.
"The 2015 Special Olympics Winter Games will provide provincial level competition for many amazing and talented Special Olympics athletes," said Glenn MacDonell, President and CEO of Special Olympics Ontario. "We anticipate an incredible Winter Games and are extremely grateful to the City of North Bay for their hospitality."
Approximately 500 volunteers will donate their time to ensure athletes' needs are met and that each and every athlete has the opportunity to be the best they can be.
"The response from residents of North Bay to the 2015 Winter Games has been remarkable," MacDonell said. "We are truly thankful for all the support that the people of North Bay have shown Special Olympics. I would personally like to thank volunteers and sponsors for their incredible involvement to date."
"The City of North Bay is proud to host a well organized and valued event and we welcome all athletes, coaches and volunteers to North Bay," said Chief Paul Cook. "Not only are we happy to host such a wonderful event, but it's a wonderful opportunity to educate thousands of people on the abilities, not the disabilities, of hundreds of fantastic athletes."