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Operation Trackshoes returns with scaled-back event at University of Victoria

June 11 games, barbecue brings together athletes, spectators, supporters
Operation Trackshoes returns to Centennial Stadium at the University of Victoria with a scaled-back, one-day event June 11. (Google Maps)

An annual sporting event that draws hundreds of athletes and supporters to the University of Victoria each spring returns this weekend with a scaled-back day of fun.

Operation Trackshoes is an annual sports festival for B.C. residents of all ages with developmental disabilities. It’s usually a three-day event at UVic that draws more than 500 athletes to compete in events such as ball throw, high jump, bocce, and running races.

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After two years of postponement due to the pandemic, Operation Trackshoes returns Saturday for an informal afternoon for volunteers, competitors, families and supporters to reconnect and enjoy sporting games and a barbecue.

More than 300 people have registered to attend and celebrate the spirit of Operation Trackshoes on June 11, at Centennial Stadium, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

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