The start of a year-long celebration across B.C. will begin tomorrow for the Special Olympics.

July 21st has been announced as Global Day of Inclusion, and communities across the province will light up the skies in red to mark 50 years of respect and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport.

The Special Olympics movement was ignited at the first 1968 International Summer Games in Chicago.

In Vancouver, BC Place and Rogers Arena among other sites will light up red, in the Sea to Sky Corridor the Squamish Adventure Centre will also turn red tomorrow. In total 22 sites across the Province will light the skies.

In Canada, there are more than 45,000 Special Olympics athletes and participants in approximately 3,200 programs across the country. In B.C. alone, there are more than 4,800 athletes and 3,900 coaches and volunteers.


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