Just like the song that Avril Lavigne sings in honour of the Special Olympics, the flag flew down at City Hall, right beside our cherished Canadian flag.
On Monday January 4th, Mayor Provenzano helped raise the Special Olympics Flag at City Hall. The flag is one of 6 flags that will move from town to town across Ontario to raise public awareness of the Special Olympics movement.
There was also a flag in the lobby of the City Hall which the public was able to sign in support the Special Olympics and the athletes competing in both local school and regional competitions throughout Ontario.
Sault Ste. Marie is hosting the 2016 North East Winter games on February 20th. The events include curling, nordic skiing and snowshoeing.
The Flag Relay organizer, Len Donnelly, said “The Knights are committed to Special Olympics and to hundreds of grassroots programs for people with intellectual disabilities. They are an expression of our belief in the intrinsic worth of every human being.”
The Special Olympics flag and relay flag with signatures will be in Sault Ste. Marie for a week before they move on to Elliot Lake. These flags and the other 5 regional flags will finish at the Special Olympics Provincial School Championships in Durham Region on June 1st to 3rd, 2016.