Jack Barrett Named One of Special Olympics Canada’s “50 Movement Makers”

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The Academy Canada Nation are excited to announce that our Webmaster, Jack Barrett, is named one of Special Olympics Canada’s “50 Movement Makers”.

Jack joined Special Olympics as a Swimmer in 1987, and then gradually switched to Powerlifting in 1995. He was also involved in 5 Pin Bowling from 2008-2015.

Throughout his Special Olympics Swimming, Powerlifting, and 5 Pin Bowling career, he won a total of 43 provincial games, 25 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, and 15 Special Olympics World Summer Games medals.

He competed for Canada as a Powerlifter at the 1999, 2007, 2011, and 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

While Jack is now retired from competition, he now gives back to an organization as a Powerlifting Peer Mentor and Communications Director to ensure his mom’s legacy is not forgotten.

To read the Special Olympics Canada website’s write up about Jack Barrett named as a “Movement Maker”, please visit their website’s “Newfoundland Powerlifter Jackie Barrett a Special Olympics ‘celebrity’ for success on and off the stage” page at https://www.specialolympics.ca/50/JackieBarrett

Congratulations Jack on being named one of Special Olympics Canada’s “50 Movement Makers”.

Jack Barrett Squatting 275.5 KGs or 607 lbs. at the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Vancouver. Photo Credit: Special Olympics Canada.

About Special Olympics Canada’s “50 Movement Makers”

Special Olympics Canada’s “50 Movement Makers” honours 50 individuals who’ve played an important or vital role in keeping the movement alive for years to come.

Each of these “50 Movement Makers”, one for each year of Special Olympics, exemplifies their mission to enrich the lives of Canadian children, youth, and adults with developmental, cognitive, or intellectual disabilities through sport and inclusion.