News from the Regions

Soccer lovers rejoice!  Sackville/Bedford Soccer

The soccer program restarted for Sackville/Bedford this past summer. Athletes were able to get back to their important training programs and games were scheduled for competition.


New Cobequid Region Coordinator

We’d like to thank past coordinator, Richard Haines for his years of service and leadership to our athletes, coaches and volunteers. We are pleased to announce Edwina Renaux as the new Regional Coordinator. Edwina has vast experience with Special Olympics in Nova Scotia and Ireland. Welcome aboard Edwina.

Dartmouth Softball

Tuesdays were softball days in Dartmouth. Rob Arbour, Donna Hoar, Kempton Hyson and other volunteers provided training during the summer months. Lots of happy faces on the mound and behind the plate.

Eastern Highlands Monthly Zoom Social

It was very apparent that our athletes and coaches were missing each other. One initiative by the Eastern Highlands region was their monthly zoom meetings. Thanks to Joan Conrad for gathering together athletes and volunteers during the past year for virtual social time. Everyone enjoyed seeing one another even though they could not do it in person.

Tyson’s Creativity Supports Lunenburg/Queens

Tyson Herritt learned a very handy craft just in time! 
He started crafting tabs off cans into keychains, a talent he learned at Verge House. He sold some to his workmates and someone offered to spray paint them for him. When the pandemic hit, shutting down all programs and his workplace, Tyson had a lot of spare time on his hands. He kept busy making keychains and set up a table at his local Farmer’s Market this past summer.
Tyson’s keychain fundraiser was a great success, raising $146 for Special Olympics Lunenburg/Queens! Regional coordinator, Darlene Broome said, “The athletes, coaches and Board of Directors are honoured to have Tyson on our team. Thank you,Tyson and your parents, Joanne and Quentin Herritt for your hard work and dedication to Special Olympics.”