Charles Walkus receives the individual Adult Division Sportsmanship trophy at Operation Trackshoes in Victoria.

Charles Walkus receives the individual Adult Division Sportsmanship trophy at Operation Trackshoes in Victoria.

Weekend winners

orth Island Cougars, North Island Community Services Society-Community Links team are home from an action packed weekend in Victoria where they competed at Operation Trackshoes, an annual sports festival for British Columbians who have a developmental disability.

North Island Cougars, North Island Community Services Society-Community Links team are home from an action packed weekend in Victoria where they competed at Operation Trackshoes, an annual sports festival for British Columbians who have a developmental disability.

Our team put on an amazing show and brought back two trophies — one for Team Sportsmanship and Charles Walkus received the individual Adult Division Sportsmanship trophy.

What a great showing for the North Island!

Operation Trackshoes is a weekend event held at the University of Victoria.

The festival — which starts the second Friday of June each year — includes a full-length competitive track-and-field meet, swimming, softball, basketball and a number of family games and closes with a banquet and dance.

This was our ninth year attending the event and the popularity of it just keeps increasing every year.

However, we wouldn’t be able to attend this event if it wasn’t for the support of the North Island Communities in our fundraising efforts. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for helping us to again attend Operations Trackshoes.

—Lenore Benedict, Team Lead NICSS, Community Links/Semi Independent Living Program