Special Olympics British Columbia

Local Stars

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...
Special Olympics BC – Nelson’s Roger Pratt is a hardworking Executive Committee member, coach, and all-around super-helpful volunteer. He wears many hats in the small Local, pitching in with fundraising and travelling with the athletes to competitions. He has a strong connection with the athletes...
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...

In the Spotlight

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...
Aug 12, 2014
When Special Olympics BC – Nelson set out to host their first competition in a number of years, the local athletes decided the new bocce tournament’s name would honour one of their much-loved friends. The athletes decided the June 2014 event should be called the Ryan Woikin Memorial Bocce...
Aug 7, 2014
Excitement is building for the inaugural NFL Fantasy Football Charity Dinner and Draft on September 5 in Vancouver. The event will engage NFL fans in a season-long initiative, raising money for Special Olympics and having fun celebrating another NFL season. Led by Honorary Chair Greg...
Aug 5, 2014
It’s an exciting time for golf at Special Olympics BC, with a new program in Golden, others growing across the province, and the sport’s first appearance at a National Games. The Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games saw seven Team BC athletes medalling in the thrilling inaugural golf event....

Team BC excelled 
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2014 Summer Games in Vancouver

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