Have you signed up for the Special Olympics Ontario Virtual Games? Hosted by the Waterloo Regional Police Service, these Games are a fun way to practice, compete and virtually celebrate together!

Open to all athletes, whether you had qualified for the Provincial Games or not AND even if you are an athlete outside of Ontario. Please help spread the word to your communities and encourage fellow athletes to register today.
Train and submit your results by this Friday, July 17th at 5 PM EDT.
How it works:
·      Visit the Games site HERE
·      Choose your fun challenges! There are challenges in five (5) sports (basketball, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming and 10 pin bowling & a bonus event for this year only)
·      Train! Athletes can train and submit scores on the Virtual Games Website for as many challenges as you'd like, but you can only submit one score per challenge . Submissions are due July 17th by 5 PM EDT.
·      Celebrate! Join us July 21, 22, & 23 online for three (3) great days of celebration, activities and of course the athlete victory dance!

Follow along on social media, take a photo of yourself training/competing and use #SOVirtualGames and tag Special Olympics Ontario.
Last week we reached the 50,000 KM mark in Walk The World With Me
We are currently in Point Barrow, Alaska - the northernmost point of the United States.

Be sure to continue to record your time and share any photos about your walks using #WalkTheWorldSO on social media.
Weekly Wellness Challenge
Don't forget to complete both challenges each day and consider doing the #SOOWOD to complete more active workouts this week!
Virtual Events Highlights This Week:
Tuesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 16
Join Coach Steve Topham for more summer sport specific training

1% better every day with Steve Topham is back on Special Olympics Canada’s Facebook LIVE Tuesday and Thursday this week! The focus this week continues to be on summer sport training, including athletics.
Will you be joining Tuesday and Thursday at 2 PM EDT? Let us know: https://bit.ly/2ViRNKO
Wednesday, July 15
Another Wellness Wednesday workout with Special Olympics Ontario!

Get your workout shoes ready, grab a towel and some water to break a sweat! For all abilities.

Let us know if you'll be joining: https://bit.ly/3gT3IY6
Join us for another healthy snack with Sobeys!

Join Sobeys Dietitian Rebecca King for another Wellness Wednesday on Special Olympics Canada’s Facebook LIVE July 15 at 12 PM EDT.

She’ll be making No Bake Energy Balls. Make sure you have unsweetened coconut, quick oats, nut butter, ground flax seeds, chocolate chips, maple syrup and vanilla.

Let us know you’ll be attending here: https://www.facebook.com/events/252946796005805/
Friday, July 17
Join us this Friday for episode 13 of our virtual series: “From the Stands” where Special Olympics Ontario athlete and staff member Ryan Colpitts will interview one special guest each episode.

This week we are excited to host Special Olympics Ontario athlete Stephenie Andeson from Oakville, Ontario! Join us to hear more about Stephenie's experience as a long time multi-sport athlete with Special Olympics and how she is staying busy, healthy, and active at home!

Free online mindfulness sessions to practice meditation techniques that can help manager stress and help you relax. Join us on Friday!

Calendar of Virtual Events
Have you been visiting the Healthy @ Home Virtual Calendar to check out what other fun, creative, and interactive online events are happening across North America?

Virtual Summer Practices Demonstrations
Final Week!
We have almost completed the Virtual Summer Practice Demonstration videos! This week will be the final week to wrap up this series of practices.

Be sure to follow Special Olympics Ontario's Facebook page for daily releases. Missed last weeks? Check out the Virtual Summer Practices page.
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