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Local Stars

Special Olympics BC – Delta athlete Courtenay Rekis says being involved with Special Olympics has helped her develop confidence, stay fit, and make new friends. Rekis has been with SOBC for almost 10 years and says her favourite sport is swimming because she loves being in the pool and part of...
Special Olympics BC – Sunshine Coast’s Grace Gardner is a supportive and enthusiastic coach who says she is constantly learning from SOBC athletes and inspired by their joy. Gardner helped re-establish SOBC – Sunshine Coast’s rhythmic gymnastics program and has played a big role...
Special Olympics BC – Surrey’s Lauren Simpson is a dedicated athlete who excels at taking on new challenges. Simpson showed heart and determination while competing in the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games in July. A late selection to compete in the Special Olympics divisions at the event, Simpson...
Special Olympics BC – Terrace Local Coordinator Jo Buck is a hardworking volunteer who has been making a difference for local athletes and programs for almost 25 years.  A highly valued member of her Local, Buck plays an important role with SOBC – Terrace. This includes running an...
Special Olympics BC – Campbell River athlete Tye Cranton is a passionate powerlifter who treasures his friendships with SOBC athletes, coaches, and volunteers. Cranton said he first became interested in powerlifting when he was 10 years old and saw the sport profiled in a magazine. While Cranton...

In the Spotlight

Sep 20, 2016
2017 SOBC Summer Games set to be held in Canada’s Tournament Capital Special Olympics BC (SOBC) is delighted to announce that the 2017 SOBC Summer Games will be coming to Kamloops July 6 to 8 next year. Hot on the heels of the successful 2015 SOBC Winter Games, Kamloops will be the first community...
Sep 28, 2016
Special Olympics Canada has announced the 2016 national award winners, and we're delighted to congratulate all the deserving recipients, including Female Athlete of the Year Shelly Poland of Special Olympics BC – Golden and Male Coach of the Year Garth Vickers of SOBC – ...
Sep 25, 2016
Global award goes to B.C. dental hygienist and educator recognizing dedicated volunteer work with the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program North Vancouver’s Carol Yakiwchuk is Canada’s first-ever winner of a Golisano Health Leadership Award, recognizing her dedicated volunteer work with...
Sep 23, 2016
With the support of a Golisano Foundation Special Olympics Healthy Communities grant, Special Olympics BC launched new Fit Families & Friends programming in the summer of 2016. The inaugural participants in Prince George, Kelowna, and the Sunshine Coast showed wonderful dedication to being...
Sep 16, 2016
An outstanding supporter of the BC Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics BC, Vancouver Police Department Inspector Joanne Wild has won the international LETR movement’s 2016 John Carion Award. The award honours “unsung heroes” who contribute to the success of the LETR and Special Olympics...