Representing the province at nationals earlier this year was a big deal for one local athlete, but the chance to represent the country is even bigger.
Alpine skier Larry Green, 34, is set to represent Canada at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea after a successful run at nationals held on home turf in March.
“It’s pretty much my childhood dream ever since I was a small child, being a member or trying to be a member of Team Canada,” he said. “It’s been a roller coaster ride.”
Green started alpine skiing competitively with the Special Olympics nine years ago, but has been doing it recreationally since fourth grade.