Greater Durham Athletes on Team Ontario!

Post date: Jan 19, 2014 3:30:04 PM

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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