Making memories, bringing home medals

Published on June 26, 2017

Carrying on the tradition of doing their best at the provincial Special Olympics summer games and finding a place on the winner’s podium were (back, from left) Brad Cody, Lauren Davis, Terry Black, Vance Payne, (front-left, kneeling) Jonathan Dauphinee and Jason Rhindress.


The start of summer is always a special time for clients at Springhill’s Golden Opportunities Vocational Rehabilitation Centre – or GOVRC – when they get to hit the road and test their athletic prowess.

The Nova Scotia’s 2017 Provincial Summer Games of the Special Olympics was hosted in Antigonish this year, with a number of Cumberland County client’s answering the call to compete this year, netting themselves a number of medals in the process. This year’s games ran from June 16 to June 18.

Medal winners from the GOVRC are:

• Brad Cody, Bronze medal: 100 meter dash.
• Lauren Davis, Silver medal: 100 meter dash, Bronze medal: shot put
• Terry Black, Silver medal: soccer
• Vance Pyne, Silver medal: bocce
• Matthew Porter, Silver medal: running long jump, Silver medal: shot put
• Jonathon Dauphinee, Silver medal: soccer
• Jason Rhindress, Silver medal: soccer