Day of Inclusion - July 21st

This Saturday, July 21st, is Global Day of Inclusion - a day dedicated to creating a world where all individuals are recognized and included.

As Special Olympics celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, celebrations on Day of Inclusion will be held all around the world!

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Stop by the locations below to see our athletes and volunteers:

McKenzie Towne 28 McKenzie Towne Ave SE, #7 [10:00am-11:00am]
McCall 2021 Pegasus Rd NE [10:00am-12:00pm]
Crowfoot 79 Crowfoot Way NW [1:30pm-2:30pm]
West Springs 917 85th St SW, #402 [1:30pm-2:30pm]
Creekside 12580 Symons Valley Road NW [1:30pm-2:30pm]

Individuals with intellectual disabilities are done being left behind. If you believe in our athletes and #ChooseToInclude, you can also join our Day of Inclusion Photo Challenge for the chance to win a $50 or $100 TimCard!


The Friend/Family Challenge:

Take a picture with the donut(s) and post it to social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) with #ChooseToInclude and #ChallengeAcceptedSOC. Be creative! Each user will be entered into a draw for a $50 TimCard!One entry per social media user.

The Team Challenge:
Purchase a baker’s dozen of Special Olympics Donuts for your team. Take a picture of the team with the donuts and post to social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) with #ChooseToInclude and #ChallengeAcceptedSOC. Be creative! Each team will be entered into a draw for a $100 TimCard! One entry per team.

On Saturday, we hope you’ll #ChooseToInclude!

You can find more information at



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Light it Up!

Landmarks around the WORLD, from Toronto's CN Tower to the London Eye in the United Kingdom will be lighting up RED to raise awareness of Special Olympics and promote the need for inclusion. Here in Calgary, the Calgary Tower, Reconciliation Bridge, Galleria Trees on Stephen Ave and McMahon Stadium will be lighting up to show their support!

Snap a photo of one of our Calgary landmarks and share it on facebook, twitter or instagram with #ChooseToInclude and #SpecialOlympics50 and tag @SpecialOCalgary!



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