A Swift Current resident is headed to Toronto later this month for a national award for his nearly four decades of participation in Special Olympics. 

Malcolm Goebel says it's nice to be recognized and he's looking forward to the trip.

"I've been in Special Olympics for 39 years now and am going to Toronto in a couple of weeks for this award. It's a national award and it's going to be a good trip."

Gobel is the recipient of the Dr. Frank Hayden Athlete Lifetime Achievement Award, from Special Olympics Canada.

Details on the award and a special message from Gobel can be viewed here at the 51-minute mark of the event.