Special Olympics Torch Passed to Chief

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 5:34 p.m. October 9, 2019

The torch that Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders used to light the cauldron to usher in the the first ever Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on May 14 was presented to him on October 7.

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Michael Fox presents the Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games Torch to Chief Mark Saunders alongside Glen MacDonell

Glenn MacDonell, the Special Olympics Ontario President and Chief Executive Officer, paid a courtesy call at police headquarters to make the special presentation.

“The Games was a major undertaking to mark the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics and only a Service like Toronto could have taken it on with Chief Saunders at the helm,” he said. “He has always been a Special Olympics advocate and it was nice to have him as the Youth Games honourary Chair.”

Michael Fox, who won a gold medal in bocce at the Games, joined MacDonell in making the presentation.

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