Congrats to the Burnaby athletes who represented the city in the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games, which just took place July 8 to 12.
Burnaby’s athletes were: Jenny Chang (bowling); Jennifer Wong (bowling); Heather Ma (aquatics); Sammy Langthorne (aquatics); Selena Lepper (aquatics); April Armstrong (athletics); Artisia Wong (gymnastics) and Christina Tomingas (gymnastics). The games took place mostly at UBC, while the golf events were held at the University Golf Club and a bowling took place at The Zone Bowling Centre in Richmond. Many of the athletes scored medals. Christina won three gold medals and a bronze, and Artisia won three bronze and one silver.
Special Olympics provides year-round training to athletes with intellectual disabilities and hosts summer and winter sports competitions.
The California artist took portraits of families, surrounded by seven days’ worth of garbage they accumulated, and it’s disgusting enough to make you reduce, reuse and recycle till there’s nothing left. But sometimes it’s difficult to know what to do milk cartons and food scraps. Fortunately, city staff members are presenting a workshop on Burnaby’s expanded recycling program and the newly accepted materials.
The workshop is Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bob Prittie Metrotown library branch, at 6100 Willingdon Ave. The program is free, and there’s no need to register. Just drop in.
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