Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Local Stars

Special Olympics BC – North Shore’s Lauren Philley says SOBC helps her “shine and be a better athlete.” Philley prides herself on her work ethic. She says when it comes to her training, she knows what she needs to do – and she does it. She also makes sure to listen to her coaches and have a...
Special Olympics BC – Williams Lake volunteer Nancy Frost loves how SOBC gives athletes opportunities to develop sport skills and be part of a team. Frost serves as Secretary on SOBC – Williams Lake’s Local Committee. She originally got involved with Special Olympics as a youth program volunteer,...
Special Olympics BC – Mission’s Dan Catarig is a hardworking athlete who loves to help others. Catarig serves as Athlete Representative on SOBC – Mission’s Local Committee. He says he felt honoured and surprised when he was elected to the position by his fellow athletes. “I was pretty happy,”...
Special Olympics BC – Whistler Valley’s Stephen Suckling says helping young athletes develop physical skills and confidence is very rewarding. As program leader of his Local’s Active Start/FUNdamentals program, Suckling works hard to help young athletes develop motor skills that will help them with...
Special Olympics BC – Salmon Arm‘s Kathleen Nelson is a fun-loving athlete who enjoys playing sports with her friends. Nelson participates in basketball, bocce, and Club Fit through SOBC – Salmon Arm, and she says bocce is her favourite sport. “It’s a game I can play anytime and mostly anywhere in...

In the Spotlight

Jun 23, 2018
Two dedicated Special Olympics BC volunteers have been given the 2018 Golisano Health Award for their leadership in health and wellness. Pam Kiselbach is the clinician for Health Promotions and was one of B.C.’s first Healthy Athlete clinicians. Kiselbach has been a volunteer with Special Olympics...
Jun 21, 2018
We are excited to announce the Special Olympics BC athletics and swimming athletes and coaches who will take part in the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games being held July 19 to 22. More than 3,733 participants, including 2,808 athletes, 543 coaches and 382 officials will be in Cowichan for the...
Jun 21, 2018
Special Olympics BC – Delta’s Courtney Keith is well known for her positive attitude. As a coach for rhythmic gymnastics, her ability to lift up her athletes and help them reach their full potential is matched by her dedication to go above and beyond when it comes to individualized training with...
Jun 18, 2018
Special Olympics BC – Chilliwack Program Coordinator Dorothy Franson works hard to provide athletes with the best possible opportunities. A dedicated and supportive volunteer, she has played a pivotal role in the success of her Local, and is the winner of SOBC’s 2018 President’s...
Jun 15, 2018
A hardworking and conscientious athlete, Special Olympics BC – Richmond’s Matthew Lai always tries his best and cheers on his teammates. Lai is a strong role model and the deserving winner of SOBC’s 2018 Spirit of Sport Award. Lai constantly impresses SOBC – Richmond coaches and...