Four Special Olympic athletes show off their medals

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Healthy @ Home

Special Olympics Ontario has been working on a number of initiatives to help keep athletes and the community social, active, positive, and informed. One of these initiatives is Healthy @ Home!

On the Special Olympics Ontario website, Special Olympics will be updating it's pages to:

  • Stay Connected: How to connect with fiends, coaches, athletes, and Special Olympics Ontario while staying safe and social distancing

  • Stay Active: How to stay active and fit at home, so you can keep healthy while activities are on hold

  • Stay Positive: Here you can find tools and resources to support the mental health of the Special Olympics community, as well as yourself

  • Stay Informed: Here you can find information about what COVID-19 is and what steps you can take to stay healthy and reduce the risk of those around you

Resources for Athletes During COVID-19 Cancellations

During the upcoming weeks with all the activity cancellations amid the COVID-19 outbreak, we encourage all athletes to keep healthy and active. In order to do so, here are some resources to help get exercise while social distancing:

  • eLearning Course: For anyone looking to learn the basic information about coronavirus and how to protect yourself. Follow the instructions on this PDF to register and complete

  • Resources for Young Athletes:

    • Here you can find flashcards for short at-home activities, and here there is a guide for caregivers to run these activities

    • Here you can find videos demonstrating the Young Athletes activities

    • Here you can find advice for explaining COVID-19 to children

  • Fit 5 Resources Series: For anyone looking for short videos demonstrating athletic activities, you can find them here

  • School of Strength: The School of Strength provides athletes with a fitness tracker, fitness videos, and a guide to healthy snacks

Medalists at Nationals

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the snowshoeing events at nationals in Thunder Bay this year! Everyone did a wonderful job and we are so proud of those who competed. Thanks to everyone who supported our athletes and everyone else who participated! Not pictured: Gaerrisen Freeland won gold in the 400 m race as well.

Andrew Johnston received a bronze medal in the 5 km run

Melissa Heubner received a silver medal in the 800 m race

Peter Snider and Gaerrisen Freeland gold and silver in the 100 m race

Peter Snider and Gaerrisen Freeland also received silver and gold in the 200 m