(From left) McLean Brown

Creston Special Olympics floor hockey team members competing in nationals

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Creston’s Special Olympics floor hockey team members have recently returned from Abbotsford where they won a gold medal in the provincial B Division.

Members Kathy Schmidt, McLean Brown, Stephen Stirling and James Warman joined four members from Grand Forks, five from Burnaby and one from Trail to make up the team that competed to win gold (which they also did last year).

The four locals leave Feb. 28 for Corner Brook, N.L., to compete in the national Special Olympics Canada’s National Winter Games on March 6. Coaches Richard and Cathy Chlopecki will accompany the team.

The Special Olympics Creston members also participate in winter sports, such as curling. Summer sports begin in the spring, and local members are hosting the regional golf qualifier on May 14 at the Creston Golf Club.

Special Olympics provides the opportunity for developmentally challenged athletes to enjoy a variety of sports year-round. To participate as a volunteer or coach, contact Richard Chlopecki at rcchlopecki@uniserve.com.

—CRESTON SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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