Ian Stafford (from left)

Ian Stafford (from left)

Group rejuvenates local Special Olympics program

A group of dedicated people are committed to rejuvenating Special Olympics in Williams Lake.

A group of dedicated people are committed to rejuvenating Special Olympics in Williams Lake.

“We are hoping to get it up and running like it was years ago when it was prominent here,” said Susan Means, program co-ordinator Monday.

Means and other volunteers were meeting with five Special Olympians in Boitanio Park for a snowshoeing session.

They had planned to snowshoe in Kiwanis Park, but there wasn’t enough snow.

Means said there is an interest in doing some golfing with the Olympians as well.

With the plan to rejuvenate comes the need for a strong board and while some of the positions have been filled there are some vacancies.

“We need a treasurer, a registrar and a fundraising co-ordinator,” Means said, noting the board meets once a month at the Child Development Centre and the meetings are scheduled to suit the board members.

Anyone interested in helping can contact Means at 250-392-0808 or e-mail susanmeans@shaw.ca.