Special Olympics British Columbia

Local Stars

Special Olympics BC – Burns Lake’s Danny Tress is not only an inspiring athlete, he is a dedicated volunteer and a role model for other athletes at his Local. An SOBC athlete for more than 15 years, Tress brings a strong work ethic to all of his roles with SOBC. Tress serves as Athlete...
Special Olympics BC – Ridge Meadows Volunteer Coordinator Natasha Dawes first got involved with Special Olympics because of her son, and she fell in love with the organization while volunteering at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games in Vancouver. Dawes, the Head Coach of the SOBC – Ridge...
Special Olympics BC – Oceanside’s Jim Cormier is a proud SOBC coach who got involved with Special Olympics because of his brother-in-law Louis. Cormier coaches in SOBC – Oceanside’s bocce program, and has also coached softball, athletics, and curling during his 12 years with SOBC. He says the best...
Special Olympics BC – Prince George coach Dee Neukomm has a deep personal connection to Special Olympics. Neukomm got involved with Special Olympics to give her daughter Lara an opportunity to participate in sports. Neukomm is a founding member of SOBC – Prince George and will celebrate her 30th...
Dedicated volunteer Marie-Helene Labonte has played a critical role in the growth of Special Olympics in Golden. Labonte is Special Olympics BC – Golden’s Local Coordinator and Program Coordinator, and she routinely steps up to help her Local in any way she can. She has been a driving force in...

In the Spotlight

May 3, 2016
Sending heartfelt congratulations to the 15 Special Olympics BC athletes, seven coaches, and one mission staff member who have earned spots on Team Canada for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria! The hardworking team members earned their places through their performances at the...
Apr 29, 2016
Congratulations to longtime Special Olympics BC – Kelowna coaches Lorena Mead and Dennis Richardson, who won prestigious community recognition at the City of Kelowna’s 2015 Civic and Community Awards! At the April 27 ceremony, Mead received the Sarah Donalda Treadgold Memorial Woman of the Year...
Apr 28, 2016
We are thrilled to congratulate the 2016 nominees for Special Olympics BC’s five annual awards! These inspiring athletes, coaches, and volunteers have been nominated by their peers in recognition of their outstanding achievements, spirit, and contributions to Special Olympics. Please join us...
Apr 27, 2016
Leadership skills, public-speaking abilities, health advocacy, and dialogue were enhanced as 39 talented athletes from 15 communities participated in Special Olympics BC Athlete Leadership programs in Richmond in the first weekend of April. Twenty-five athletes built their public-speaking skills in...
Apr 26, 2016
Special Olympics BC volunteers Jeannie Cramer, Tom Norton, and Margot Tubman are being recognized for their remarkable efforts and impact as they will receive the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers! The three SOBC volunteers were nominated by Special Olympics Canada alongside a nationwide group of...