Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Local Stars

Special Olympics BC – Kitimat’s Zack Robinson is an enthusiastic athlete who loves to play sports with his friends. He says his greatest achievement with SOBC is having fun and “it doesn’t matter when you win or lose.” Robinson’s favourite sport is soccer because he likes to kick the ball, run...
Hannah Bauer says being part of the Special Olympics community has been a powerful, life-changing experience. Bauer is a facilitator for Special Olympics BC – Squamish’s Active Start and FUNdamentals programs and serves as the Local’s Volunteer Coordinator. She loves to help young athletes...
Special Olympics BC – Victoria volunteer Andrea Boyes says she is constantly inspired by SOBC athletes’ amazing levels of sportsmanship and camaraderie. As her Local’s Public Relations Coordinator, Boyes says she feels privileged to have the opportunity to tell SOBC athletes’ stories. She says...
When Special Olympics BC – Williams Lake started back up in late 2015 after going on hiatus for a couple of years, Lorraine Dick was one of the first athletes to sign up. Dick says she likes Special Olympics because it lets her be part of a community and it “feels good to be part of a team.” Dick...
Special Olympics BC – Nelson coach Brooke McConnell says one of her most memorable moments with SOBC came when heavy rainfall soaked participants at a bocce tournament. Instead of letting the weather ruin the event, the athletes showed their spirit by competing with even bigger smiles than before....

In the Spotlight

May 18, 2017
Heartfelt thanks to all of the New Car Dealers and supporters who contributed to the success of the 2017 New Car Dealers Foundation / Special Olympics BC Auction! This year’s event raised more than $178,000, raising the three-decade total to more than $4.7 million in support of Special Olympics BC...
May 17, 2017
Northern B.C. individuals with intellectual disabilities had the opportunity to access valuable health screenings and information at the Special Olympics BC Healthy Athletes Screening Day in Fort St. John in April, thanks to the generous support of volunteers and sponsors. The event...
Staples athletes and staff at the White Rock store.
May 8, 2017
On May 6, Special Olympics Canada and Staples Canada kicked off the 17th Give a Toonie Share a Dream fundraising and awareness campaign in support of Special Olympics. The in-store fundraiser takes place May 6 to 28 at all Staples stores across Canada, and helps support more than 42,000...
Apr 28, 2017
Skills, valuable perspectives, and inspiring stories were on display at the Special Olympics BC Athlete Leadership Conference April 1 to 2 in Richmond, with 68 amazing athletes and more than 40 volunteer speech coaches and facilitators from all over the province. The participants from 30 Locals...
Apr 28, 2017
After years of training and competition to reach the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, the members of Team Canada from British Columbia truly delivered in Austria March 14 to 24. Special Olympics Team Canada’s 16 athletes, eight coaches, and one mission staff member from B.C. did their...