Local athletes selected to Special Olympics Team Alberta 2020

A pair of local athletes were named to Special Olympics Team Alberta 2020 this week.

Dylan Deuchar of Red Deer and Tyler Larson of Rocky Mountain House will represent the province in speed skating at the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay, Ont., from February 25 to 29.

“We are thrilled to announce such a strong team of confident individuals and teams who share in their dedication to sport and to being a member of Team Alberta,” says Jodi Flanagan, Team Alberta Chef de Mission in a press release.

“Every member earned their position on the team through their commitment and hard work. The next 10 months will focus on providing the best training and support to all Team Alberta members in their preparation for National Games.”

After the 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games in Calgary, 129 athletes, coaches and mission staff across the province were chosen to represent Alberta at the National Games.

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