Special Olympics British Columbia

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Special Olympics BC – Kelowna athlete Brian Smith knows just want he wants to achieve when he competes in 5-pin bowling at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games in Vancouver. And he’s working hard to make it happen. “My goals are first to train as hard as I can and do the best I can and...
Special Olympics BC – Burns Lake coach Tina Giesbrecht has only been with Special Olympics for a year, but she is already a devoted and enthusiastic member of this community who enjoys a strong connection with the athletes. “I love working with the athletes, and when they see me around town we...
For Allyson Pearson, Special Olympics BC – Sunshine Coast Registration Coordinator for Athletes, getting involved with Special Olympics was a matter close to the heart. Both her daughter and some of her foster children have been involved with Special Olympics over the years, from Active Start...
When Special Olympics BC – Langley athlete Dustin Beard competes at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games, it will be his first time on the national stage. But he will be right at home in his favourite sport, track and field. Beard proved to be a hometown star at the 2013 SOBC Summer...
For Jean Tetarenko, athletics coach for Special Olympics BC – Victoria and Team BC 2014, being part of the provincial team for the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games is an amazing privilege that involves a wonderful community and inspirational athletes. “The collaboration and willingness to...

In the Spotlight

Jul 18, 2014
In the fantastic final day of competition at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games, Team BC members displayed outstanding achievements and sportsmanship that led Chef de Mission Shawn Fevens to call July 12 “a spectacular day for B.C.” Among the exciting results on Super Saturday, Team BC...
Jul 17, 2014
The torch was heavy but hearts were light as members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg team took to the streets of the Lower Mainland for an exhilarating four days of running toward the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games and raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics. “It was...
Jul 12, 2014
Team BC athletes were outstanding once again on the third day of competition at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games, achieving another boatload of personal bests, exciting game results, superb bowling scores, and performances in the rhythmic gymnastics arena that thrilled with both their...
Jul 11, 2014
At the end of the second day of competition for Team BC at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games, team success ensured one man had to have his head shaved. Aquatics coach Collin Berdusco of SOBC – Trail said they could shave his head if the swimmers earned 15 personal bests that day - and "...
Jul 10, 2014
Team BC 2014's first day of competition at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games brought many medals, personal bests, and fantastic team performances. We are so proud of all the team members who gave their best efforts and impressed in so many ways! Team BC's powerlifters shone in their...

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2014 Summer Games in Vancouver

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