Drumheller athletes represented the community well at the 2023 Alberta Special Olympic Winter Games.
The games were held in Strathcona County from February 24-26.
Over 1,200 athletes, staff and volunteers from across the province came together for a weekend of competitive sporting events and fun.
The Alpine Ski Team, which includes Mitchell Pennington, Jay Dekeyser and Brian Tabor of Olds, competed in the Giant Slalom on Saturday, February 25 at Sunridge Ski Area in Sherwood Park. Jay Dekeyser won silver, Brian Tabor won bronze in Giant Slalom. Mitchell Pennington placed fifth.
On Sunday the competition continued in the Slalom events where Dekeyser won a second silver medal. Tabor won bronze, and Pennington placed fifth.
The valley was also represented by a strong contingent of bowlers. Ken Smith, John Batarseh, Mike Cairns, Clayton Hamilton and Dan Tabor competed at the games. In the team event, they placed fifth in their division. Each player also competed in the singles division and played well.