Waterloo Regional Police Take Part in Flag Raising Ceremony to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics Movement

Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Regional Police Service would like to extend an invitation to all of its local media partners, as well as community members, to attend a flag raising ceremony in support of the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics Ontario.

Special Olympics Day is a time where local community supporters, in 50 communities across the province, commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics movement.  The Waterloo Regional Police Service will raise a flag in support of local high school athletes who are 50 days away from competing at the inaugural 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games (IYG). Special Olympics Day will honour the legacy of the past 50 years while enthusiastically looking ahead at the next 50!

The Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games, held in Toronto May 14-17, 2019, will unite 2,500 student athletes (ages 13-21), with and without intellectual disabilities, from around the world.  Hosted by the Toronto Police Service, with the support of the Province and the City Of Toronto, the #YouthGames2019 will create a worldwide sporting and communal legacy during the 50th Anniversary year of the Special Olympics movement.

The flag raising will take place at Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Headquarters located at 200 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge on March 25, 2019 at 10 a.m.  Come and meet some of the athletes and watch as we raise a Special Olympics flag and help reach the provincial goal of $50,000 to support Special Olympics athletes.

Media Inquiries

Ashley Dietrich
Public Information Officer, Executive Branch
Waterloo Regional Police Service
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8285



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