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Resolute Employees Rise to the Occasion as Special Olympics Athletes Make Their Mark at Winter Games

The Special Olympics Canada 2020 Winter Games officially got underway in Thunder Bay (Ontario) on February 25 with an opening ceremony attended by Canada’s Governor General, Julie Payette, and a team of Resolute employees.

Ontario snowshoer Matthew Bedard was the first 2020 Winter Games athlete to receive a medal. He received a gold in the 5K competition, finishing in 22 minutes and 29 seconds.

Resolute’s Dave Berry, human resources manager at our Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill, presented the gold, silver and bronze medals at the Nordic ski races. “At Resolute, teamwork starts with a winning attitude and a true desire to support each other,” said Berry. “The athletes continue to inspire our employees with their drive and dedication.”

Berry’s colleagues at the mill, Lori Lee, administrative assistant, and Ashleigh Marchl, environmental superintendent, attended seven competitions on day two of the Games, in addition to participating in the 2020 Games Cauldron Tour.

Resolute is a gold sponsor of the Games, and close to 40 employees from our Northwestern operations are volunteering for activities, not to mention enjoying the festivities!

The Games conclude tomorrow with the closing ceremony, including the Resolute-sponsored Celebration Dance to honor all athletes.

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