Special Olympics British Columbia

Local Stars

With the fall season soon kicking off for Special Olympics BC – Terrace, athlete Keegan Haines has a lot to look forward to. This all-around athlete will continue his training in 5-pin bowling, basketball, and curling. He’s already tried his hand at bocce, soccer, and swimming. Haines has always...
Rachel Lam started the Special Olympics BC – Burnaby rhythmic gymnastics program several years ago – and then used her amazing initiative to start up the same program for SOBC – Fort St. John. She’s been thrilled to watch the athletes grow and says her experience with Special Olympics has helped...
When the Executive Committee for Special Olympics BC – Merritt formed in fall 2013, one of the last roles to be filled was Local Coordinator. Fortunately, Byron Robbie stepped in with his amazing administrative skills and helped get the new Local up and running. Now Robbie’s busy organizing...
Suraya Pittalwala is a relative newcomer to Special Olympics, but the SOBC – North Shore athlete is already showing her amazing abilities in a variety of sports and events. The 14-year-old competed in athletics at the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games last month, and was the youngest SOBC athlete on the...
Wayne Williams of Special Olympics BC – Chilliwack is a pillar behind the scenes and on the playing field. The soccer coach and Equipment Coordinator is someone other coaches and Executive Committee members look to for advice and great ideas. And he is also known for his great dedication to and...

In the Spotlight

Sep 20, 2014
Special Olympics BC is so fortunate to have more than 3,300 coaches and volunteers around the province who give so generously of their time, skills, and heart to make SOBC programs, events, and opportunities possible. Year-round in 57 communities around the province, SOBC coaches in 18 different...
Sep 19, 2014
Special Olympics youth programs continue to grow in B.C, giving children and youth with intellectual disabilities the chance to learn vital skills, get more active, and have a whole lot of fun. Since 2011, the number of Special Olympics BC youth programs around the province has more than doubled,...
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Sep 16, 2014
Special Olympics Canada has announced the roster of Team Canada for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, and we're thrilled to congratulate all the members, including the 57 athletes and 16 coaches and mission staff from B.C.! Special Olympics Canada press release Full team roster...
Aug 22, 2014
From August 30 to September 30, JYSK Canada will be showing their support for Special Olympics with their 10th annual fundraising campaign. JYSK’s Champions Start at Home campaign, which runs in 54 stores and seven provinces, generates valuable funding for Special Olympics athletes and programs...
Aug 20, 2014
When Special Olympics BC – Langley athlete and Global Messenger Matthew Williams took centre stage at the White House with fellow Special Olympics athlete leaders and youth activists, he felt honoured to have the genuine attention of the President and First Lady of the United States. President...

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