One final swing in 2016 for the Special Olympics golf club

In photo, left to right ,are MSO golfers Bruce Vanhorn, David Gagne, Daniel Kilgour, Arthur Haines, Dayne Tipper, Tyler Madahbee, Jamie Pyette, Cecilia Sloan and MSO coordinator Janet Anning.

Jeff Anning

MINDEMOYA—After months of practice on the golf course the Manitoulin Special Olympics (MSO) golf team  finally had a chance to show their swings in one final blowout of the year at the Brookwood Brae golf course on September 8.

The team was unable to play in a full tournament this year due to weather, but coach Cecilia Sloan and Janet Anning helped to organize this last four hole mini-tournament for the seven golfers and seven coaches to both celebrate a good year of hard work and saying goodbye.

As well as being a blowout for the golfers, this was also a chance for the golfers to say their goodbye’s and thanks to Cecelia Sloan, who after seven years of coaching has decided to retire; or as Ms. Anning put it, “it’s time for her to stop teaching us, and start teaching her grandchildren.”

The event also involved a dinner and a farewell bade by all of the MSO golfers including Bruce Vanhorn, David Gagne, Daniel Kilgour, Arthur Haines, Dayne Tipper, Tyler Madahbee, Jamie Pyette.

Of course although this was done as a fun end of the year event, it is possible it may not be the last as everyone had a lot of fun. “Doing this made me realize that we need to do more of these, because they’re so much fun,” added Ms. Anning.