For anyone wondering what all the smiles, dancing, ribbons and cheers at South Surrey Athletic Park were about Wednesday, the answer is simple: athletes were being celebrated.
Students representing 16 of Surrey’s 19 secondary schools were at the track for the day to participate in the annual Special Track Meet.
In its fourth year for secondary students – an elementary-level meet marked its ninth year last week – the day gave students of varying abilities opportunities to try their hand at events including baseball, high jump, obstacle courses and more, before culminating with a relay.
Every athlete left decorated with ribbons.
“It’s celebrating these athletes,” meet co-ordinator Joan Stock said. “It’s all about them.”