Surrey-Newton Khalsa  School Proud To Host The Special Olympics BC-Try Outs

SURREY – Khalsa School, Newton takes pride in hosting the Special Olympics at its campus in the month of April 2018.A positive and nurturing climate is the biggest asset of the school as it works every day to create a sense of community amongst the children.

Khalsa school community strongly believes in serving and giving back to the society and it is their endeavour to be a pioneer in events which offer an opportunity to reciprocate.

The school nurtures these values in the students and staff alike which is evident from the overwhelming number of volunteers enthusiastically looking forward to be a part of the upcoming event. “We’re proud to be involved in this meaningful project, as a school, we pride ourselves in our commitment to developing a better tomorrow for our community” says Khalsa Primary Vice-Principal Mrs Satinder Bhatia, “I encourage members of the community to spread the word and encourage their friends and family to attend!”  Khalsa Schools are a collection of Sikh Independent Schools with a strong record of participation in sports and academic achievement.

Leading the charge for a more inclusive world is Special Olympics, who since 1980 have been operating sports programs in BC for individuals with an intellectual disability of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds.  Supported by more than 3600 volunteers, more than 4500 British Columbians with an intellectual disability compete year round in sports ranging from skiing to ball hockey.  Special Olympics athletes are further supported through nutritional training, group workouts, health screenings and leadership training.  Worldwide, Special Olympics has become the largest single provider of health services to individuals with an intellectual disability.

Despite the progress made in recent years, Special Olympics BC believes that more can be done!  After recognizing that certain communities within BC are underrepresented on their teams, the organization launched its inclusive community’s campaign.  As part of the campaign, Special Olympics BC has teamed up with Khalsa School, Newton to initiate a series of ‘try-it days’ aimed at engaging members of the South Asian community living in the Lower Mainland.  Starting on Saturday, April 14, Khalsa School, Newton will host six drop in events where members of the community can learn about program offerings, try basic sports skills and speak with members of the South Asian community who are familiar with the organization.

Individuals interested in attending the event are encouraged to contact Chelsea Rogers at Special Olympics BC via email (crogers@specialolympics.bc.ca) or by phone (604.802.4226).

For more information about Special Olympics BC and it’s program offerings, please visit www.specialolympics.bc.ca, or contact Mrs. S.K Dhillon Bhatia vis email (skbhatia@khalsaschool.ca) or call the school Office at 604-597-6464.




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