Gander RCMP officer in Austria for Law Enforcement Torch Run

Published on March 16, 2017

Const. Nancy Howell of the RCMP Traffic Services Central in Gander is participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.

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Gander, N.L. – It looks like Gander will have even more representation at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

Cst. Nancy Howell of the RCMP Traffic Services Central in Gander will be participating as a team leader in the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Austria this week.

Howell will represent the RCMP along with more than 80 Law Enforcement officers from around the world who will be serving as Guardians of the Flame as they run the Flame of Hope throughout the country. 

From March 9 to 18, the Flame of Hope will be carried through 47 cities and towns throughout Austria, culminating in the delivery of the flame to the opening ceremonies on March 18, at WM Stadium Planai in Schladming, Austria. 

Howell and other law enforcement officers will be running side by side with international Special Olympians creating awareness and excitement for the event.

The constable isn’t the only representation Gander has in Winter Games. Special Olympian Floressa Harris, competing in snowshoeing, and Dr. Carmel Casey, serving as a doctor with Team Canada, will be taking part in the Austria games as well.

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