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May 04
Games AIM to celebrate abilities

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Arjan Mattu, a Grade 11 student at Panorama Ridge Secondary, prepares to take a shot on goal during a hockey game at the 2017 AIM Games. Below, Grade 12 Fraser Heights Secondary student Jesse Guerineau (centre) participates in a game in the gym.

More than 220 athletes from 18 secondary schools showed their athletic abilities – and had plenty of fun doing it – at the 2017 AIM (Athletes in Motion) Games.

Hosted this year by Fleetwood Park Secondary, the annual event is an opportunity for students with special needs to participate and compete in everything from basketball and boccia to softball and yoga.

AIM Games 2017 Jesse Guerineau Fraser Hts.jpgThe games are a celebration of abilities, collaboration, challenging perspectives, setting goals and building strength through a common love of play and sport.

The event was supported by 100 volunteers from Fleetwood Park Secondary, as well as 28 leadership students from Johnston Heights Secondary and 11 Princess Margaret Secondary student dance instructors.

Representatives from various sport and health associations participate as well, helping build connections between students and organizations that provide programming for youth with disabilities.

The games included an athlete's procession, opening and closing ceremonies and medals.

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Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary's Annika Konrad tries to avoid being tagged out at third base during a softball game.


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