Special Olympics hockey teams face off

Nanaimo’s B.C. Tigers Special Olympics floor hockey team is in training, and it’s excited to show the community that the practice is paying off.

Nanaimo’s B.C. Tigers Special Olympics floor hockey team is in training, and it’s excited to show the community that the practice is paying off.

The Tigers will play Richmond’s B.C. Avalanche on Saturday (Sept. 24) in an exhibition game from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Randerson Ridge Elementary School.

The event is part of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, honouring the memory of the Special Olympics advocate. Besides the hockey game there will also be a skills competition for the players. Both the Tigers and the Avalanche are holding training in Nanaimo to prepare them for national championships.

“The public certainly is invited,” said Sylvia Taylor, coordinator of Special Olympics B.C. Nanaimo. “That’s what it’s about, is to show the community what we’re all about and celebrate it.”

For more information about Special Olympics B.C. Nanaimo, please call Taylor at 250-758-0630.