Special Olympics convoy this weekend in Ontario, Canada

| Tuesday, September 09, 2014

As part of the annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics, Ontario, Canada, will be the host for participating trucks on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Paris Fairgrounds.

In conjunction with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, the convoy is set to depart at 10 a.m. from the fairgrounds in Paris moving west along Highways 403 and 401 to Putnam, Ontario. The convoy will then return to the fairgrounds.

Festivities start Friday when Special Olympics students can participate in the “Share the Road” program. Entertainment by Willy B and “The Lights of Paris” will take place later Friday evening.

On Saturday morning, Walter Gretzky, father of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, will be hosting “Coffee with the Coach.” Local Special Olympics athletes will be exhibiting rhythmic gymnastics. Drivers will meet with law enforcement for the marshaling of the convoy and to recite the Athlete’s Oath.

After the convoy, athletes will judge the Best of Convoy and announce the Lead Truck Pull Team. Special Olympics Ontario and Law Enforcement Torch Run will face off against the top 12 lead truck drivers in a truck pull at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call 519-577-2556, email truckconvoy@specialolympicsontario.com or visit the website.

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