Shawn Olsen’s bright smile and positive attitude can be found at the Saint John Regional Y every Tuesday morning. Olsen is a dedicated volunteer who enjoys lending a helping hand and getting a work out at the state of the art facility. Recently Olsen had been working out with a goal in mind as he trained to compete in the 2016 Special Olympics.

“I love the staff and people at the Y, they all are so welcoming,” he said.

Olsen, along with 16 other teammates on the New Brunswick Floor Hockey team travelled to Cornerbrook, Newfoundland at the end of February, where they faced off with other provincial championship teams to win the National title.

“Shawn is one of my most dedicated volunteers,” said Sherry Fitzgerald, Fitness Centre Supervisor at the Saint John Regional Y. “He works so hard and we are all so proud of him for being part of the third place team in Cornerbrook.”