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Dover Bay student represents Canada at Special Olympics

A huge shout out to Dover Bay’s Arianna Phillips, as she prepares to represent Canada at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi March 14-21. Arianna is an extraordinary athlete and is no stranger to competition. She has been a Special Olympics athlete for nine years and has been to the Provincial Winter Games twice, bringing home a silver medal in figure skating just a few weeks ago; Provincial Summer Games, National Winter games where Arianna and her brother brought home gold in pairs figure skating; National Summer Games last summer where she took home gold in high jump, silver in 200m, bronze in shot put and bronze in the 4 x 100M relay.

Arianna was born and raised in Nanaimo. She is Snuneymuxw, with a Tseshaht paternal side. ‘uy nu shqwalawun (Go with an open heart and mind – good thoughts and feelings)