Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Local Stars

Special Olympics BC – Ridge Meadows athlete Nate McNeil is passionate about elevating his performance on the track and living a healthy lifestyle. McNeil’s favorite sport is athletics and he loves competing in long-distance running events. He says running can be hard work, but it makes him feel...
Special Olympics BC – Richmond’s Jonathan Loong is an enthusiastic volunteer who loves being part of his Local’s fun and welcoming community. As SOBC – Richmond’s Volunteer Coordinator, Loong works hard to connect people who are interested in getting involved with his Local with positions where...
Special Olympics BC – Kitimat’s Zack Robinson is an enthusiastic athlete who loves to play sports with his friends. He says his greatest achievement with SOBC is having fun and “it doesn’t matter when you win or lose.” Robinson’s favourite sport is soccer because he likes to kick the ball, run...
Hannah Bauer says being part of the Special Olympics community has been a powerful, life-changing experience. Bauer is a facilitator for Special Olympics BC – Squamish’s Active Start and FUNdamentals programs and serves as the Local’s Volunteer Coordinator. She loves to help young athletes...
Special Olympics BC – Victoria volunteer Andrea Boyes says she is constantly inspired by SOBC athletes’ amazing levels of sportsmanship and camaraderie. As her Local’s Public Relations Coordinator, Boyes says she feels privileged to have the opportunity to tell SOBC athletes’ stories. She says...

In the Spotlight

May 24, 2017
Special Olympics BC – Coquitlam athlete Mandy Manzardo and Oak Bay Police Department Constable Sheri Lucas say helping kick off the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria was the experience of a lifetime. Manzardo and Lucas were part of the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg team...
May 23, 2017
Watch out – Vancouver Island student basketball players in the Comox Valley and Nanaimo have been training hard and are ready to crash the hoops in the first-ever Special Olympics BC School Sport Championships competition! The inaugural SOBC Vancouver Island 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be...
May 18, 2017
Heartfelt thanks to all of the New Car Dealers and supporters who contributed to the success of the 2017 New Car Dealers Foundation / Special Olympics BC Auction! This year’s event raised more than $178,000, raising the three-decade total to more than $4.7 million in support of Special Olympics BC...
May 17, 2017
Northern B.C. individuals with intellectual disabilities had the opportunity to access valuable health screenings and information at the Special Olympics BC Healthy Athletes Screening Day in Fort St. John in April, thanks to the generous support of volunteers and sponsors. The event...
Staples athletes and staff at the White Rock store.
May 8, 2017
On May 6, Special Olympics Canada and Staples Canada kicked off the 17th Give a Toonie Share a Dream fundraising and awareness campaign in support of Special Olympics. The in-store fundraiser takes place May 6 to 28 at all Staples stores across Canada, and helps support more than 42,000...