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.
The weather was beautiful on Saturday, October 20th. However, the scoreboard at Normie Kwong Park was not for the Olds High School Spartans. The Big Sky Football Conference regular season concluded for OHS with a 51 to 7 loss to the Canmore Wolverines. That sets the stage for a playoff rematch in the mountains on Friday, October 26th.
On Thursday, October 18th at approximately 9:30am the Sundre RCMP detachment received a complaint from the Sundre Hospital advising that an adult male victim had attended the hospital suffering from a gun shot wound to his lower extremities.
Agriculture for Life is launching its 2nd annual education symposium next month. Ag for Life CEO Luree Williamson says it will be held in Red Deer this year and it is open to students as well as teachers across the province.
Some late third period heroics allowed the Olds College Bronocs to beat the Red Deer College Queens 3-2. It was the front end of a pink in the rink challenge between the two teams and the lone women's hockey game on the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference schedule for Thursday, October 18th.
On Tuesday, October 16th at approximately 2:30 pm Innisfail RCMP received a complaint of a robbery that had just occurred on a rural property north east of Innisfail in Red Deer County. Innisfail RCMP with the assistance of Innisfail integrated Freeway Patrol responded immediately.
It is pink in the rink night on Thursday, October 18th at the Olds SportsComplex as Olds College's ACAC women's hockey team faces off with Red Deer College. Admission to the game at 7 o'clock is $10 which will also get you a pink toque at the door. This year the Broncos are also challenging the RDC Queens to see who can collect the most money for a good cause this year at their pink in the rink game.