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Special Olympics BC is in April Armstrong’s blood. Armstrong, her father Darrell, her mother Suzanne, and her older sister Mary are all proud SOBC – Burnaby athletes. Armstrong says it’s fun to be a Special Olympics family because they all support and learn from each other. “That’s the really good...
Special Olympics BC – Invermere Club Fit coach Jennette St. Jean loves to help empower SOBC athletes through exercise.  St. Jean says volunteering with Special Olympics has been a great opportunity to bring together her passions for fitness and working with individuals with...
Special Olympics BC – Mackenzie Local Coordinator Genevieve Baker is a hardworking volunteer who has played an important role in the growth of her Local. Baker and her husband Kris started volunteering with Special Olympics in Alberta because of their son Stuart. When the family moved back to B.C...
Special Olympics BC – Chilliwack’s Betty Colk is a friendly, outgoing athlete who says SOBC has helped her improve her fitness, gain confidence, and make friends. “Special Olympics brings out the best in me!” she says. Colk participates in 5-pin bowling and bocce, and says the athletes and coaches...
For Special Olympics BC – Penticton coach Michelle Riches, volunteering with SOBC is not only an inspiring experience, it is a great opportunity to spend time with her sisters. Riches and her sister Fae Hodgins coach 5-pin bowling and bocce, and their sister Jeri-Lee Hodgins is an athlete who...

In the Spotlight

Dec 7, 2017
The Team BC 2018 Training Squad is already hard at work preparing for next year’s 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships in Prince Edward Island and 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Nova Scotia! November marked the start of the provincial team’s series of training camps,...
Dec 7, 2017
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Special Olympics BC programs help thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities celebrate personal achievement and gain confidence, skills, and friendship. Here we look at how longtime national partner Staples Canada has helped empower athletes...
Nov 21, 2017
“Healthy Athletes is wonderful,” Special Olympics BC – Nanaimo athlete Emily Beauchamp says passionately. “It’s helped me in more ways than I can count.” Beauchamp participated in her first Healthy Athletes screenings a number of years ago as a Special Olympics athlete in Ontario, and they helped...
Nov 20, 2017
“On the playing field, I am proud to be a Special Olympics athlete. Every day, I am proud to be me.” The empowering spirit of Special Olympics is celebrated in a new Special Olympics BC PSA video created by Hyphen Communications, entitled Everyday Champions.  The video is intended to spotlight...
SOBC athlete and Marathon of Sport participant. PC: Pinstripe Productions
Nov 16, 2017
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Special Olympics BC programs help thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities celebrate personal achievement and gain confidence, skills, and friendship. Here we look at how motionball helps empower Special Olympics athletes across Canada to...