Special Olympics British Columbia

Local Stars

Dawson Creek athlete David Johnston has achieved a lot with Special Olympics, and he is committed to helping SOBC grow in his community. Johnston joined SOBC almost 30 years ago because he wanted to meet new people. He says the best part of Special Olympics has been making new friends from across...
Dianna Reed jumped at the chance to become the Head Coach of Special Olympics BC – Mission’s basketball team. When Reed was offered the position, she had already gotten hooked on volunteering with Special Olympics through helping out with SOBC – Mission’s athletics and swimming programs. The...
Special Olympics BC – Revelstoke Fundraising Coordinator Heather Hood started volunteering with SOBC when the Local resumed operations in February 2015. Since then, she has created a lot of great memories working with the wonderful athletes and dedicated volunteers at the Local. Along with her...
Special Olympics BC – Squamish Local Coordinator and Program Coordinator Owen Robinson joined SOBC to continue his work helping children who live with disabilities through sport. While Robinson has been with Special Olympics for a relatively short period of time, he said he already has many great...
Special Olympics BC – Elk Valley athletes Janet and Wayne Gowanlock joined SOBC soon after they got married more than 18 years ago. Since then, they have enjoyed participating in a variety of sports together and making new friends. Janet joined SOBC first, had a positive experience, then convinced...

In the Spotlight

Jun 29, 2016
From July 21 to 24, Special Olympics BC athletes from around the province will compete in the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games in athletics and swimming. The BC Games provide a competitive multi-sport environment that supports the development of athletes, coaches, and officials as they move on...
Jun 29, 2016
Congratulations to Special Olympics BC – Burnaby athlete Katie Little, who has been recognized by the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame for her impressive accomplishments! A hardworking and talented athlete, Little has been named by the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame as one of the 2015 Wall of Fame...
Jun 27, 2016
A friendly, positive, and helpful athlete, Special Olympics BC – Port Alberni’s Simone Myers is a valued teammate and a pleasure to coach. Myers always encourages fellow athletes to have fun and to do their best, and she is the deserving recipient of SOBC’s 2016 Spirit of Sport...
Jun 27, 2016
Special Olympics BC – Vernon’s Janny Jung is a dedicated and compassionate coach who regularly uses her skills to help athletes overcome nervousness, gain confidence, and perform to their potential. A mentor to coaches and athletes in her Local, Jung is the deserving winner of...
Jun 23, 2016
The first Rhythmic Gymnastics Regional Qualifier held in Kelowna was an emotional experience for Special Olympics BC – Kelowna coach Kailey Owens. Owens, the Head Coach of SOBC – Kelowna’s rhythmic gymnastics team, said athletes from her Local did an amazing job at the qualifier on May 14, and...