2010 Special Olympics Torch Run a special moment
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Photos by Jason Misner, Communications Officer, HSDB staff
On Thursday, June 17, students in the Halton District School Board joined members of the Halton Regional Police Service for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. There were three separate runs happening on the same day in Burlington, Oakville and Milton.
That morning, the torch was passed from the Hamilton law enforcement partners at Plains Road and Highway 6, which kicked off the Burlington leg. The Halton runners carried the torch to the Burlington kick-off ceremony at Holy Rosary Catholic School in Burlington.
At approximately the same time, Oakville participants left W.H. Morden Public School and headed west to meet up with the Burlington run at Fothergill Woods Park for with festivities provided by Halton Law Enforcement.
In Milton, there was a kick-off event at Robert Baldwin Public School. Milton’s post-run barbecue was held at Halton Regional Police, Division #12, at 490 Childs Dr.
Spectators were seen encouraging the participants along the routes.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run, in partnership with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, encompasses a variety of fundraising initiatives that benefit the athletes in Ontario with an intellectual disability who are involved in Special Olympics programs.