For The Townsman
Kimberley/Cranbrook Special Olympics is sending a record 11 athletes and four coaches to participate in the Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops, Feb. 19 to 22.
Joining the skiers will be five curlers along with their coaches. This is the first time Kimberley/Cranbrook Special Olympics has had a team qualify to participate in curling at the Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games.
All the athletes have been training exceptionally hard since the fall in hopes of medalling.
The Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games act as a qualifier for Team B.C.’s entries into the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games, to be hosted by Corner Brook, N.L.
Above: Kimberley/Cranbrook Special Olympics curling team: Back row (L to R): Susie Whipple, James MacFarlan, Ben Stein, Clinton Marsollier, Michael Ralph (coach); front row (L to R): Misty Pagliaro (head coach) and Daniel Barker.