Gander in Austria
Cst. Nancy Howell passing the torch for 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
Cst. Nancy Howell is taking part in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
Gander will have even more representation at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
Cst. Nancy Howell of the RCMP Traffic Services Central in Gander is in Austria this week to be a team leader in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Howell will represent the RCMP along with more than 80 law enforcement officers from around the world who will serve as Guardians of the Flame, running the Flame of Hope through the country to welcome the Special Olympics.
From March 9-18, the Flame of Hope passed through 47 cities and towns throughout Austria, ending with the delivery of the flame to the opening ceremonies on March 18, at WM Stadium Planai in Schladming.
Howell and other law enforcement officers ran side by side with international Special Olympians, creating awareness and excitement for the 2017 World Winter Games.
Howell isn’t the only representation Gander has in Winter Games.
Special Olympian Floressa Harris, competing in snowshoeing, and Dr. Carmel Casey, serving as a doctor with Team Canada, will be taking part in the Austria games as well.
Cst. Nancy Howell