Special Olympics Provincial Games Cauldron


The Special Olympics Commemorative Cauldron is now at its new home

For over 50 years, Special Olympics athletes have worked hard, trained hard and competed to their personal best at sporting competitions around the world. The 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games, proudly hosted by the City of Calgary, was once again a testament to the undeniable strength, sport and spirit of every athlete competing at these Games. To celebrate 50 years of the Special Olympics movement, and to the many athletes who train, work and live as proud citizens in the City of Calgary, a Special Olympics Commemorative Cauldron was created. 

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(from L to R) Moving the 12,000lb stone from Indiana//The masons chiselling the 12,000lb stone//The masons working on the cauldron//The welders working on the fire bowl designed by SO athlete, Leonka

What started as a dream of the Demchuk family in 2017, came together with the kindness and generosity of many. It is because of the amazing supporters recognized below, and along with the creative vision of Special Olympics Calgary athlete and artist Leonka Kaluha, that Calgary finally has a monument to commemorate the legacy of Special Olympics.

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(from L to R) Stewart the head welder and Dave the head Mason//The Flame and fire bowl design//SO athletes Leonka Kaluha and Chris Demchuk with the cauldron//The cauldron lit up at the Opening Ceremonies//50th Anniversary side

The Cauldron was lit at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Provincial Winter Games, and will stand as Calgary's first permanent monument dedicated to 50 years of the Special Olympics movement. The monument will be on permanent display at Winsport, directly in front of the steps to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame at 169 Canada Olympic Road SW.

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The Cauldron in place at Winsport in front of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Thank you to the incredible Cauldron supporters:
Tanners Masonry
Prop Masters Inc.
Rocky Mountain Stone Supply
Indiana Limestone Company
Set in Stone
East Lake Powdercoating
Continental Logistics Ltd.
Special Olympics Alberta
Special Olympics Calgary
Special Olympics Athlete Chris Demchuk, and the Demchuk Family

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