Mitchell Grandberg – Special Olympics Gold Medalist – Skiing
Special Olympic Athlete Mitchell was born and raised in Cranbrook. Mitchell became involved with Special Olympics in 2002, competing in Bowling and Alpine Skiing. He entered the East/West Kootenay Regionals as a Level 1 Novice skier in 2006 and as a result qualified for Provincials.
BC Provincial Games 2007 as a level 3 Novice skier – Result – 3 Gold, 1 Silver
Canada National Games 2008 as a level 3 Intermediate – Result - 2 Gold 1 Silver 1 Bronze
World Winter Games as a level 3 intermediate – Result – 1 Silver 2 fifths
Mitchell was the 2008 recipient of the Premiers Award. He presently is competing in bowling, skiing, swimming, softball. Mitchell will be going to Provincial games July 9-12/09 in swimming. In the future, Mitchell plans to complete Grade 12 at Mt Baker followed by cooking courses at college to become a chef.