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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

2017 SOBC Summer Games logo
Feb 23, 2017
Online volunteer registration is now open for the 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games, thanks to the form launched by the Kamloops Sports Council. With more than 1,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities and volunteer coaches and mission staff set to converge in Kamloops from July 6 to 8, the...
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Feb 23, 2017
Thanks to our vital sponsors, Special Olympics BC programs empower thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities to enrich their lives through the joy of sport. We are kicking off a new series of profiles of our valued sponsors with a look at the long-standing support of the Government of...
Feb 21, 2017
Special Olympics BC actively looks to work with school districts to help educate teachers, support staff, families, and the students themselves as to what we have to offer. In order to ensure that students with intellectual disabilities are aware of all the sporting opportunities available to them...
Feb 18, 2017
2016-17 has been a great sport season to date for competition development, in an effort to provide experience and education to new Special Olympics BC athletes and coaches. In November, SOBC – Comox Valley hosted a development swim competition with a focus on teaching athletes the ins and outs of...
Feb 16, 2017
Sincere congratulations to Special Olympics BC volunteers Susan Foisy and Marie Morris who recently received recognition in their communities for their outstanding volunteer work. An inspiring SOBC – Kelowna volunteer who is driven to make a difference for Special Olympics athletes, Foisy received...