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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

May 19, 2018
The 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships have been full of excitement, achievement, and fun for Special Olympics Team BC 2018 5- and 10-pin bowlers! All their hard work and preparation paid off, with many athletes performing exceptionally well and reaching new personal bests. Team BC...
May 18, 2018
Bowling alleys throughout P.E.I. continue to be packed with friends, family, and local fans as supporters cheer on athletes from across the country at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships! “There’s a lot of energy in there!” said SOBC – Quesnel coach Ellen Martz. “It’s fantastic...
May 17, 2018
It was another great day at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships for Team BC 5- and 10-pin bowlers, with athletes hitting their stride on the lanes and making lasting memories of their East Coast experience. Bowlers continue to be in great form with many achieving game scores to...
May 17, 2018
Local daily news media The Province and Vancouver Sun have been proud supporters of Special Olympics BC for more than 20 years. They’ve donated media space to our print advertising campaigns to create major awareness of our initiatives throughout B.C., and conveyed the exceptional stories of our...
May 16, 2018
Team BC 5- and 10-pin bowlers had a wonderful day on the lanes at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships! The first day of competition saw many athletes performing well above their averages, and resulted in a silver and bronze medal for Team BC in the 10-pin bowling team competition...