Across Ontario Special Olympics has named February as “Snowshoe Month” with participants registering online with Snowshoe Kawartha.
Fenelon Falls-based Snowshoe Kawartha has considerable experience and in 2018 successfully hosted the largest Canadian snowshoe events in Canada’s history. With COVID-19 deeply affecting our ability to gather, a new plan was required for 2021 and Special Olympics have endorsed Snowshoe Kawartha’s “Virtual Event” on Saturday, February 6th.
The Kawartha-based organizing committee have agreed to the Special Olympics approach. Special Olympics athletes require course distances of 500, 1600 and 5000 metres (which will be prepared in Fenelon Falls). Each participating athlete registers, sets their course(s) and tracks their performance. Participants can post their photos on Snowshoe Kawartha’s social media pages and on Special Olympics.
Special Olympics athletes attended the Fenelon Falls event in 2020 with impressive results. But the event is not just for Special Olympics; any outdoor enthusiast will have an opportunity to participate and raise money for Special Olympics. The snowshoe course in Fenelon Falls will be posted for people of all abilities and allow everyone to enjoy the “Best Snowshoe Course” in Ontario.
Register early to receive your “Event Kits” before February 6th which include a Bib Number and a Snowshoe Kawartha Buff at www.snowshoekawartha.com.
Photo Credit Fred Thornhill