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‘Means the world to compete’: Manitoba athletes heading to Special Olympics Canada Winter Games [Video]

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Team Manitoba athletes were sent off in style to this year’s Special Olympics Canada Winter Games.

The Manitoba chapter of the charity hosted a party to bid farewell and good luck to the athletes suiting up to compete for our province at this year’s games in Calgary.

William Middleton is heading west to compete in snowshoeing, marking his debut at the games. He’s excited to see the mountains and go head-to-head in the sport he loves.

“It means the world to compete,” he told reporters at the send-off party.

Middleton is one of 58 local athletes competing in the games from Feb. 27 to March 2 in everything from five-pin bowling to curling to speed skating.

Like the Olympics, the national games are held every two years and alternate between summer and winter.

Melissa Suggitt, marketing manager with Special Olympics Manitoba, says the games give athletes a sense of belonging …

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