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Monday, March 5, 2018

Ontario Lieutenant Governor Attends Winter Games

Orillia | by Ken Hashizume  

Elizabeth Dowdeswell had praise for the athletes and the volunteers.

Ontario's Lieutenant Governor was in Orillia to take in the Ontario Winter Games.

Elizabeth Dowdeswell made an official visit to the Sunshine City yesterday (SUN) on the final day of the games.

She first stopped into Barnfield Point Recreation Centre where she took in the curling events and handed out medals.

Dowdeswell then met with Mayor Steve Clarke before a reception inside Swanmore Hall at the Leacock Museum.

Dowdeswell says she and Clarke talked about the things Orillia is proud of.

She says they also talked about some of the challenges they face.

Dowdeswell says having the Ontario Winter Games in Orillia provides a great opportunity to bring a community together.

She says it requires so many volunteers that it brings people together to put on an event like this.

Dowdeswell says there are many athletes who have developed very impressive skills and others with different abilities.

But she says it is great to see them put in a lot of energy and effort.

Over 3,000 athletes took part in the four-day games.

Orillia play host to the Ontario Winter Games again in 2020.

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