Special Olympic Torch Run makes its way through Cornwall

Scenes from the Special Olympic Torch Run in Cornwall, Ont. on May 15, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Close to 50 participants were in Friday’s Special Olympic Torch Run in Cornwall.

It was part of similar events held across the province this week and marked an unofficial wrap-up to Police Week.

Complete with sirens and police vehicle chaperons, the group walked from the Cornwall police station on Montreal Road to Baxtrom’s Independent on Ninth Street to raise awareness and also collect donations for the Special Olympics.

Austin Newell from Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School was excited about being in the parade. “We get to walk around the whole city,” Newell told Cornwall Newswatch.

Austin Newell, left, takes part in the Special Olympic Torch Run in Cornwall, Ont. on May 15, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)
Austin Newell, left, takes part in the Special Olympic Torch Run in Cornwall, Ont. on May 15, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

The walk/run went up Marlborough Street to Second Street and then up Sydney Street, stopping at CCVS, before making its way to Ninth Street.

Click on a photo below to open a gallery of photographs from the Special Olympic Torch Run celebration.

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