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Resolute Volunteers Welcome Thousands to Special Olympics Canada 2020 Winter Games in Thunder Bay

Resolute volunteers are excited to welcome over 2,000 people to Thunder Bay, Ontario to the Special Olympics Canada 2020 Winter Games – a celebration of the transformative power and joy of sport.

The 1,200 athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff, along with 800 friends and family, are gathering in the city to take part in the Games, which run from February 25 to 29.

Nearly 500 volunteers are pitching in to ensure every event runs smoothly, including 40 employees from our Northwestern operations. Resolute-sponsored initiatives include the Airport Welcome for athletes, their families and coaches, the 2020 Games Cauldron Tour and the Celebration Dance, which honors all athletes at the close of the Games.  

Airport Welcome –February 23-24: Twenty-one Resolute volunteers working in shifts will be at the airport to meet, greet and cheer on the Special Olympics athletes who will arrive on 29 flights from across Canada.

Cauldron Tour – February 26-29: Resolute volunteers will be stationed at the official Special Olympics Winter Games Cauldron to provide Games information, take photos and provide directions to free events.

Celebration Dance – February 29: Resolute is sponsoring the Celebration Dance, with 15 employees volunteering to usher and cheer athletes and coaches to the dance as they arrive. Kent Ramsay, general manager of the Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill, and Terry Ouellett, Thunder Bay sawmill manager, will address the crowd on behalf of Resolute to congratulate the athletes and thank volunteers for their time and dedication.

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