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2nd Session, 40th Legislature

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Bill 209

THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS AWARENESS WEEK ACT


  Bilingual version (PDF) Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

WHEREAS Special Olympics provides year-round sports programs and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities;

AND WHEREAS there is a need to promote awareness about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities, and to showcase those abilities through athleticism and sport;

AND WHEREAS Special Olympics enriches lives, fosters respect, promotes dignity and supports advocacy in communities across Manitoba for people with intellectual disabilities;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Special Olympics Awareness Week

1           In each year, the second week in June is to be known throughout Manitoba as Special Olympics Awareness Week.

C.C.S.M. reference

2           This Act may be referred to as chapter S184 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill proclaims the second week in June in each year as Special Olympics Awareness Week.