Calgary, AB,
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2019
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ALETR Final Leg to deliver Special Olympics Flame of Hope

On behalf of the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run, please see below details on the upcoming appearances of the Special Olympics Flame of Hope prior to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games.

 

MEDIA RELEASE

ALETR Final Leg to deliver Special Olympics Flame of Hope

The Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run (ALETR) Final Leg team will be delivering the Special Olympics Flame of Hope to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Over 900 athletes, coaches and mission staff from communities across Alberta, Saskatchewan and N.W.T. will compete in the 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games in Calgary from February 8 to 10, 2019.

The Torch Run Final Leg is not only a salute to the athletes from around the province who will compete in the Special Olympics Winter Games, but also an honour for the participating law enforcement officers who comprise the Torch Run Final Leg team. The Special Olympics Flame of Hope, in the entrusted care of the law enforcement community, symbolizes the courage and celebration of diversity that the Special Olympics movement represents.

Leading the Flame of Hope into the ceremonies will be two accomplished Alberta Special Olympic Athletes and Calgary Police Service Constable Cindy Klassen, a torch run volunteer and a six-time Canadian Olympic medalist having achieved one gold, two silver and three bronze at the Winter Olympics in speed skating.

On February 7 and 8, the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run team will be bringing the Special Olympics Torch to several local schools to create excitement and awareness for Special Olympics and the Alberta Winter Games.

The following schools will be hosting the ALETR and the Flame of Hope.

 

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019:

Calgary-

09:30 a.m. Father Scollen Jr. High School

11:00 a.m. Bishop McNally High School

Airdrie-

1:00 p.m. Burt Church High School

1:45 p.m. St. Martin de Porres

 

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019:

Cochrane-

11:30 a.m. Cochrane High School

Calgary-

1:15 p.m. Lord Beaverbrook High School Friday

7:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at Winsport; Flame of Hope arrival is 8:45 p.m.

 

For more information, please contact CPS Sgt. Katrina O’Reilly, ALETR contact, by phone at 403-801-7222 or by email at Katrina.oreilly@gov.ab.ca.