Greater Durham Athletes on Team Ontario!

posted Jan 19, 2014, 7:30 AM by Communications Greater Durham   [ updated Jan 20, 2014, 9:17 AM ]
The ‘Special Olympics Ontario - Greater Durham Community Council’, sports club/program coaches, parents and supporters are proud to announce that the following 24 Greater Durham athletes have been named to the Team Ontario Training Squad for the 2014 Special Olympics National Summer Games.

5 Pin Bowling
Melissa Evans

Adam Shapiro
Catherine Partlow
Kathy Dunlop
Terry Kuczwal
Theresa-Rose Camposeo

Ashley Boyd
Blair Desjardin
Kyle Mitchell

Devin Menchions
Doug Hutton
Frazer MacDonald
James Welsh
Jason Smith
Jonathan Cerqueira
Kevin Boudreau
Kyle Windfeld
Melissa Shaw
Mitchell Stavert
Nick Kariunas
Ryan Colpitts
Stephen MacInnes
Steve Zivkovitch
Trevor Sharp

Our athletes qualified for Nationals whilst competing in the Provincial Spring Games in Kingston and the Provincial Summer Games in York Region. The National Games will be held in Vancouver, BC from July 8th- 13th, 2014 and will host over 1,700 athletes, coaches and mission staff from across the country. It is a qualifying event for the 2015 World Summer Games which will be held in Los Angeles, U.S.A. 

Our community also congratulates our volunteer coaches who have been selected for the following Team Ontario roles:

Mission Staff/Head Coaches
Donna Edwards – Rhythmic Gymnastics
Heather Smith - Swimming 

Doug Boyd – Swimming
Dave Smith – Swimming
Janice Dewland – Softball
Howard Richards – Softball
Hilton Smith – Softball

Provincial Team Liaison
Ryan Sheridan
Gary Stavert

Team Ontario is comprised of 353 athletes, 86 coaches, 14 Mission Staff and three Team Managers. Thanks to Ryan Sheridan, who is doing the pre-games ‘Provincial Team Liaison’ work for the Greater Durham and York team members.

Financial support for our athletes is most welcome! Interested persons can obtain details by sending an email to

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