Special Olympics British Columbia

Local Stars

Special Olympics BC – Delta athlete Becki Allen loves the grace and elegance of rhythmic gymnastics. She brought this passion to her first national competition this July, giving her all in rhythmic gymnastics at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games in Vancouver. “I was nervous but excited...
Hans Sparreboom has been described as the heart and soul of Special Olympics BC – Nakusp. The SOBC – Nakusp bocce coach and Local Coordinator is a presence at every SOBC event in his community and is unendingly positive with the athletes. Sparreboom’s voice resonates with pride when he talks about...
Since jumping into Special Olympics 30 years ago, Maureen Brinson has passionately poured her energy into many volunteer roles. And the Special Olympics BC – Campbell River Local Coordinator has dedicated herself to educating her community about what the athletes and the people she works with have...
Special Olympics BC – Kelowna athlete Brian Smith knows just want he wants to achieve when he competes in 5-pin bowling at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games in Vancouver. And he’s working hard to make it happen. “My goals are first to train as hard as I can and do the best I can and...
Special Olympics BC – Burns Lake coach Tina Giesbrecht has only been with Special Olympics for a year, but she is already a devoted and enthusiastic member of this community who enjoys a strong connection with the athletes. “I love working with the athletes, and when they see me around town we...

In the Spotlight

Jul 29, 2014
Special Olympics BC – Richmond athlete Magnus Batara has consistently striven to develop his considerable athletic abilities since joining Special Olympics seven years ago. As a result, this talented athlete has competed nationally and internationally, broken records, and won many medals. We are...
Jul 29, 2014
SOBC – Richmond coach Glen Ellison is the type of person who everyone knows, admires, and finds inspirational. For more than 30 years Ellison has lent his considerable coaching talents to Special Olympics and shown incredible care for and support of athletes. For this, we are proud to award Ellison...
Jul 23, 2014
Special Olympics BC – Langley athlete Michael Savage felt that racing at the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games was “super stupendous and marvellous.” Appropriate sentiments for a winner of four gold medals in the Special Olympics running events! Savage was one of 35 SOBC athletes who headed to...
Jul 18, 2014
In the fantastic final day of competition at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games, Team BC members displayed outstanding achievements and sportsmanship that led Chef de Mission Shawn Fevens to call July 12 “a spectacular day for B.C.” Among the exciting results on Super Saturday, Team BC...
Jul 17, 2014
The torch was heavy but hearts were light as members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg team took to the streets of the Lower Mainland for an exhilarating four days of running toward the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games and raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics. “It was...

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2014 Summer Games in Vancouver

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