Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Local Stars

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

Jun 18, 2018
Special Olympics BC – Chilliwack Program Coordinator Dorothy Franson works hard to provide athletes with the best possible opportunities. A dedicated and supportive volunteer, she has played a pivotal role in the success of her Local, and is the winner of SOBC’s 2018 President’s...
Jun 15, 2018
A hardworking and conscientious athlete, Special Olympics BC – Richmond’s Matthew Lai always tries his best and cheers on his teammates. Lai is a strong role model and the deserving winner of SOBC’s 2018 Spirit of Sport Award. Lai constantly impresses SOBC – Richmond coaches and...
The 2018 Grassroots Coaching Award
Jun 12, 2018
Special Olympics – Abbotsford’s Edna Clifford has been a pioneer with her Local, dating back almost 35 years as one of the original founding members. As a parent who saw a need to bring Special Olympics to Abbotsford, she has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people with intellectual...
May 24, 2018
A sincere thank you to all of the New Car Dealers and supporters who contributed to the rousing success of the 2018 New Car Dealers Foundation / Special Olympics BC Auction! This year’s event raised more than $182,000, raising the three-decade total to more than $4.9 million in...
May 24, 2018
A total of 19 Special Olympic BC athletes from across the province descended on Victoria for a chance to flex their muscles at the 2018 Vancouver Island Special Olympics Powerlifting meet on May 5. The meet was a prelude to the 2018 Vancouver Island Powerlifting Championships being held the...