Ontario Games medals ‘have a strong Orillia presence’

Gold, silver and bronze athlete medals were awarded to the winners of nearly 30 competitions at the recent Orillia 2020 Ontario Winter Games (OWG).

Held Feb. 27-March 1, the OWG saw 3,500 athletes compete in 27 sports. The medals were designed by local artist Tony Bianco, who has also done extensive design work for the Royal Canadian Mint.

“It’s exciting to have a part in that moment when an athlete wins something and cherishes that medal,” said Bianco.

The medals reflect ‘what the games mean to a city like Orillia,’ Bianco said.

One side of the medal highlights elements associated with the OWG while the other side reflects the host community.

“We wanted to have a strong Orillia presence that reflects our hosting the event, which celebrates the volunteers and what the games mean to a city like Orillia,” he added.

Each medal measures 76.2 millimetres in diameter.

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