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Local Stars

Cowichan Valley coach Zach Ollett’s most memorable Special Olympics moment came when his Local’s floor hockey team finished in last place at a tournament. Rather than be discouraged, the athletes showed great sportsmanship and were happy to have had the opportunity to play. Ollett fell in love with...
Special Olympics BC – Invermere’s Carolyn Kurtz is an enthusiastic volunteer who loves how SOBC provides athletes with opportunities that are great for their health and well-being. Kurtz was inspired to get involved with Special Olympics after meeting an SOBC – Invermere athlete who is a “dynamic,...
Special Olympics BC – Vernon’s Justin Sigal is a talented cross country skier who is looking forward to representing his country at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. “I’m very proud to be a Canadian, to compete for my country, and to represent everyone who has supported me in...
Special Olympics BC – South Okanagan’s Kyle Sanderson excelled at April’s Swimming Regional Qualifier for Region 2 in Kelowna. A natural athlete who loves to be the pool, Sanderson raced to four first-place results and one second-place finish in the event. Kyle’s mother Beverly Sanderson...
Whether it’s training for a track meet or tearing up the dance floor in a superhero costume, Chris Vanderwel says being involved with Special Olympics is an amazing experience. The Head Coach of SOBC – Richmond’s athletics and Club Fit programs, Vanderwel is passionate about creating a positive,...

In the Spotlight

Special Olympics Team Canada figure skating
Jan 20, 2017
The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games are fast approaching, and the Team Canada members from B.C. are raring to go! From March 14 to 25, 15 SOBC athletes, eight coaches, and one mission staff member will be representing their province and country with pride at the World Games in the...
Jan 17, 2017
Akiho Matsunaga said her six-year-old son Soskay had a wonderful experience in Special Olympics BC – Whistler Valley’s Active Start/FUNdamentals program. Matsunaga said the youth program was a lot of fun and she could see Soskay’s physical skills improve every week. At the end of each session...
Jan 4, 2017
Happy New Year to the amazing athletes, coaches, volunteers, and supporters of Special Olympics BC all over the province and the planet! We are excited to start the year by wishing happy birthday to the SOBC Locals marking anniversary celebrations in 2017. SOBC is so fortunate to have incredible...
Dec 30, 2016
Special Olympics BC's 2016 Bulletin newsletter is now available online for your year-end reading pleasure! Please click here to relive 2016's inspiring achievements, exciting events, and generous support. The newsletter includes great stories shared by SOBC Locals including anecdotes and highlights...
Dec 15, 2016
With the clock soon to tick over into the new year, the countdown is truly on toward the 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games. January 6 marks six months to go, and excitement is building among the more than 1,600 athletes and coaches who will come together in Canada’s Tournament Capital for...