Forever a Guardian of the Flame

Special Olympics programs could not exist without the dedication of our volunteers who support our athletes, act as catalysts for inclusion, and raise awareness for the movement here in Alberta. Among our incredible volunteers are the Guardians of the Flame who carry the Flame of Hope as part of the Final Leg Torch run locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. The … Read More

Alberta LETR officers shine light on athletes at 2019 World Games

The Flame of Hope unites communities from around the globe and this year the torch is shining a light on the United Arab Emirates as 100 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) officers make the Final Leg Torch Run on the way to the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. On March 3, LETR torch runners from many different countries began the … Read More

The A-ha Moment

Sometimes all it takes is one event, one moment, to understand the impact you can have by helping others and for Constable Braylon Hyggen, that “a-ha” moment occurred on Feb. 28, 2012. Braylon was recruited to the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) by retired Lethbridge Police Services Constable, Blaine Stodolka in 2010. With Blaine in search of new volunteers, Braylon decided that an opportunity … Read More

Blaine Stodolka is Carrying the Flame of Hope to an Inclusive Tomorrow

The fire burned brightly as Blaine Stodolka, a Guardian of the Flame, clutched the Flame of Hope on his journey across PEI to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships on May 15. 12 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) officers and two Special Olympics athletes traveled from tip-to-tip to share hope and light throughout the province and to raise awareness … Read More

LETR Celebrates Special Olympics Athletes with Three Outstanding Events

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is the largest grassroots fundraiser of Special Olympics internationally and last year in Alberta they raised over $467,000 across the province to benefit local programs. On June 16 officers from Lethbridge and Fort McMurray  began the 13th annual 500km Provincial Torch Run Ride where teams of cyclists departed from their respective cities and arrived … Read More