Saturday, February 21, 2015

Go Cougars

Crystal made a sweet goal for the Edmonton Cougars for the Special Olympics Alberta Provincial Winter Games.  She and her team are playing an awesome game and we are so proud of her.

Also seeing the sportsmanship of the athletes is heart warming.  Team Calgary taking a minute to healp Team Edmonton with his helmet.  Class act.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Getting ready to rock provincials

Have a look at another story our friends at CTV did on the athletes from our local Special Olympics team in Edmonton getting ready for the provincial games this weekend.  Our own Amber and Larry were featured.



Monday, January 26, 2015

Let the games begin


Larry is going for gold once again and following his dream to the alpine skiing podium in February in Grand Prairie. We will be going to cheer him on for the Special Olympic Alberta Winter Games. It will be a great weekend and hope as many people will come to join us, either in body or in spirit as possible. Please follow along though Larry's blog that I will update often. 

These provincial games are the first step in the path that could lead to the Canadian games on the East coast of Canada next year and quite possibly Austria in 2017. Larry could not have made it to Korea without all of the love and support of so many amazing people so thank you in advance to everyone who was there for him and our family for the first adventure. Here we go again ... LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!
February 20 to 22, 2015 - Grande Prairie Alberta

Friday, February 20th - 6:00pm - Opening Ceremonies at Revolution Place (10017 99 Ave)
Saturday, February 21st - 8:00am - 4:00pm - Alpine Skiing - Nitehawk Recreation Area*
Sunday, February 22nd - 8:00am - 1:30pm - Alpine Skiing - Nitehawk Recreation Area

See more details, event schedule and venues here
http://www.specialolympics.ab.ca/2015-grande-prairie

Stay tuned and results will be posted here


Follow along on Facebook for live updates from the hill
Special Olympics Alberta

*Nitehawk Recreation Area - Located 14 km south of Grande Prairie, on Highway 40 and Highway 666

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 Provincial Winter Games


2015 Special Olympics Alberta Provincial Winter Games will be held in Grande Prairie February 20-22, 2015. More than 500 athletes from across the province and the NWT will compete in: Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Snowshoeing and Speed Skating.

TEAM CALGARY will consist of 222 Athletes, 60 Coaches, 6 Mission Staff, and 13 Volunteer support who will be competing in all 7 sports.
Visit Special Olympics Alberta's website for more information on the games.

2015 Provincial Winter Games


Special Olympics Alberta is proud to hold 2015 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games in Grande Prairie from February 20 to 22, 2015.

More than 500 athletes from all across Alberta will be competing in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing, and speed skating.

“Special Olympics Alberta is thrilled to finally be bringing its Provincial Games to Northern Alberta,” said Johnny Byrne, President and CEO of Special Olympics Alberta.

“Hosting our games in Grande Prairie is going to provide us with the opportunity to work with a world-class host city that has an impeccable track record in hosting major games, as well as, showcase a region of the province that has a rich Special Olympics history.”


Please see more at the SO Alberta Winter Games GP2015 website at http://www.specialolympics.ab.ca/2015-winter-games-grande-prairie

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Provincial Qualifiers

Larry skied this Monday, with the luck-o-the-Irish giving him BIG GREEN LUCK!  A bunch of us came out to watch him, and the other local Special Olympics Ski Team members, tear up the slopes at Snow Valley.  They bells were ringing for everyone!  

We are all ready excited to start the journey, hopefully, to gold again!  Next year Provincials are in Grande Prairie, the following year the Canada Games are in Newfoundland, and then World's in 2017 in Austria!  Let the games begin!!

Ailee and Grace going in for a hug





Some of Larry's cheer team!

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Gathering of the Clan

We had a wonderful time at the Campbell Family Reunion this year.  Here are a few pictures we had to share.  I'm so proud of Ailee doing her Irish jig with her dad.  See my other post for more about Larry too.
See Ailee do her jig here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIQtKnw5jXI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Larry speaks to his Campbell Clan

We were so lucky to be able to attend the 2013 Campbell Family Reunion in Regina.  A huge thank you to everyone that helped organise and make it such a good event.  Larry was honoured by the Clan with an amazing introduction,  "Scotland The Brave" blazing on the bagpipes as he entered and the chance to share his story with everyone.   He was as well sooken as ever and wore his medals with pride.   Funny enough he has a cousin who is even taller than he is!  Larry is just not used to that!  It was an amazing weekend and I cherished being abke to catch up with my family.  It made me so proud to be a Campbell. 
(See the previous post for more pictures)



Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Larry's Journey


We are heading out to the Campbell Family Reunion and Larry was asked to give a little talk about his journey to Korea.  I made a little presentation to show everyone just what an epic and amazing journey it has been.  Click HERE to see the presentation.

None of this would have been possible without the love and support of so many amazing and generous people.  Thank you for making Larry's dream come true.



The Green Campbell's at the last reunion.
Oh, and because it's awesome and I am showing it at the reunion here is Larry's pre-Korea PUMP UP video!!  THUNDERSTRUCK!!