2011 Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games Opening Ceremonies

Aboriginal dancers perform at the opening ceremonies of the 2011 Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games

story and photos by Darren McChristie

The TBCA was a full house for tonight’s opening ceremonies for the 2011 Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games – a celebration of the power and joy of sport. Highlights included Aboriginal drumming and dancing, performances by Olivia Korkola, Pierre Schryer and Shy-Anne Hovorka – all backed by the TBSO. The audience gave a warm welcome to Dr. Frank Hayden, the founder of the Special Olympics program in Canada and the final performance of the night, a lively rendition of “We are the Champions” gave the athletes a perfect outlet for their excitement.

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