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S.M. 2013, c. 16

Bill 209, 2nd Session, 40th Legislature

The Special Olympics Awareness Week Act

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(Assented to September 13, 2013)

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


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

C.C.S.M. reference


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

Coming into force


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