Run raises awareness for Pictou County Special Olympics

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The Pictou County Special Olympics and Michelin Tire (Canada) Inc. held the annual torch run Wednesday across the county. 

Torch leads the way

The run started in Pictou County at Michelin’s Granton plant with special Olympians on hand to raise awareness for the upcoming Special Olympic Games to be held June 20-21 in Antigonish. Torch runs were also held in Waterville and Bridgewater. In addition to the start at the Granton plant, Michelin employees visited local schools in the area that held their own special events in honour of the torch run. Here, students at Thorburn Consolidated School take part in a run / walk around their school and receive tattoos from Samantha Rushton, left, Nikki Parnell, Cheryl Campbell and Linda MacLeod, all of Michelin. Sueann Musick – The News 

Organizations: Special Olympic Games, Thorburn Consolidated School

Geographic location: Pictou County, Antigonish, Waterville

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