Team Alberta athletes brought home a total of 119 medals during the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Nova Scotia last week. Chair of Special Olympics Olds & District Karen Mengersen says Wesley Wilks from Didsbury had a very successful week.
Wesley Wilks from Didsbury has come home with 5 swimming medals from the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Nova Scotia.
Wilks swam to a gold medal in the 200m Breaststroke and a silver in 200 Individual Medley. He also earned bronze medals in three events: the 200m Backstroke, 200m Butterfly and 100m Breaststroke races.
148 athletes were on Team Alberta and 47 of those were in Prince Edward Island for the bowling championships back in May.
Chair of Special Olympics Olds & District Karen Mengersen says Wilks had a very successful week.
Mengersen says in September, results will tell whether Wilks and or 10 pin bowler Mark Mengersen qualified to be part of Team Canada to compete at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in March 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
The World Games are from March 14th-21st, 2019 and they will feature over 7,000 athletes.
She says official announcements to see who will compete in next year's Worlds will be made in September.
4 years ago bowler Aaron Johnson from Olds was part of Team Canada when the World Games were in Los Angeles.
A hit & run incident on the Sunchild First Nation during the early morning hours of Friday, May 17th has claimed the life of a 39 year old mother of five. Rocky Mountain House RCMP are seeking information from anyone who may have seen this incident which occurred on the main road, about 2.2 kilometres west of the school road.
Airdrie RCMP are investigating a car jacking which occurred in Crossfield. A 16 year old male reported that his vehicle was taken by two males with a firearm on Saturday at about 11:55am. Police say the victim was approached by two males, one of which allegedly produced a handgun.
Didsbury council approved the town's 2019 tax rate bylaw during the regular meeting on Tuesday, May 14th. Mayor Rhonda Hunter says there will be a 2% decrease for the business community on the non-residential side. As for residential ratepayers, there is a 2% increase. Hunter adds the assessments overall in the community are down compared to last year, generally due to the economic outlook in Alberta. Non-residential ratepayers will save about $70 in taxes compared to last year, following a discussion with the Didsbury Chamber according to Mayor Hunter.