Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Local Stars

Special Olympics BC – Smithers athlete Kaylee Richter may be only 14 years old, but she already knows what it takes to be a successful swimmer. Kaylee prides herself on having a strong work ethic and being good at following her coaches’ instructions. Kaylee says when she is learning a new...
Special Olympics BC – Dawson Creek’s Keith McKeeman says coaching SOBC athletes is a very fulfilling experience, and he loves to see them having fun at practices and competitions. As Head Coach of SOBC – Dawson Creek’s speed skating program, McKeeman supports athletes in many ways, including...
Special Olympics BC – Vernon’s Debra Pool is a dedicated volunteer who says she is inspired by the excitement and passion SOBC athletes have for their sports. Pool currently serves as SOBC – Vernon’s Secretary and interim Local Coordinator. She says watching Special Olympics athletes compete is a...
Special Olympics BC is in April Armstrong’s blood. Armstrong, her father Darrell, her mother Suzanne, and her older sister Mary are all proud SOBC – Burnaby athletes. Armstrong says it’s fun to be a Special Olympics family because they all support and learn from each other. “That’s the really good...
Special Olympics BC – Invermere Club Fit coach Jennette St. Jean loves to help empower SOBC athletes through exercise.  St. Jean says volunteering with Special Olympics has been a great opportunity to bring together her passions for fitness and working with individuals with...

In the Spotlight

Jan 16, 2018
Next February, the 2019 Special Olympics BC Winter Games will be hosted in Greater Vernon, starring more than 800 athletes with intellectual disabilities from all over the province and the Yukon competing with pride in eight sports. The 2019 Provincial Games will be the largest SOBC Winter Games to...
Jan 8, 2018
On May 31, 2003, Marge McNary, a long-serving volunteer and supporter of Special Olympics BC, passed away. To honour her life and memory, her husband Bob McNary established the Marge McNary Memorial Fund.  Family and friends of Marge and Bob have made generous donations to the Fund. In...
Jan 5, 2018
Happy New Year to the amazing athletes, coaches, volunteers, families, 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 2018. SOBC is so fortunate to have...
Jan 4, 2018
We are so grateful to our vital sponsors and partners, whose support helps Special Olympics BC empower athletes to enrich their lives, gain confidence, and develop friendships. Here we look at how support from Special Olympics Canada partner Sobeys Inc. Better Food Fund is helping Special Olympics...
Dec 27, 2017
2017 will go into the history books as an inspiring and impactful year for Special Olympics BC. Nearly 1,200 athletes with intellectual disabilities inspired everyone watching as they competed in the largest Special Olympics BC Games to date. Our year-round programs and fundraising support...