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Special Olympics BC – Terrace athlete Jess Hansen inspires people around him with his hard work and positive attitude.  “He’s an amazing individual,” his mother Sheila Bradford says. “He never stops trying and he taught me to never stop trying.” When Hansen was young, doctors and other...
A committed Special Olympics BC – Nanaimo coach of almost 20 years, Dawn Henderson says helping athletes achieve their goals is incredibly rewarding. Henderson coaches swimming and Club Fit, and she says this gives her an opportunity to work with an amazing group of coaches and athletes. Henderson...
Special Olympics BC – North Shore’s Lauren Philley says SOBC helps her “shine and be a better athlete.” Philley prides herself on her work ethic. She says when it comes to her training, she knows what she needs to do – and she does it. She also makes sure to listen to her coaches and have a...
Special Olympics BC – Williams Lake volunteer Nancy Frost loves how SOBC gives athletes opportunities to develop sport skills and be part of a team. Frost serves as Secretary on SOBC – Williams Lake’s Local Committee. She originally got involved with Special Olympics as a youth program volunteer,...
Special Olympics BC – Mission’s Dan Catarig is a hardworking athlete who loves to help others. Catarig serves as Athlete Representative on SOBC – Mission’s Local Committee. He says he felt honoured and surprised when he was elected to the position by his fellow athletes. “I was pretty happy,”...

In the Spotlight

Aug 15, 2018
In 2014, Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) began their support of Special Olympics BC through contributions to Special Olympics BC community programs across the Lower Mainland. They have continued to support SOBC programs at the local level, and last year kicked off a three-...
Aug 14, 2018
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics this year, we are taking a look back at the #50moments that have defined the Special Olympics movement here in B.C. and throughout the world. An icon in Canadian broadcasting, a successful businessman, and an advocate for people with...
Aug 7, 2018
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics this year, we are taking a look back at the #50moments that have defined the Special Olympics movement here in B.C. and throughout the world. Eunice Kennedy Shriver believed in justice. But, in the late 1950s and early 1960s,...
Aug 4, 2018
The final day of the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games featured exciting competition, outstanding sportsmanship, and many memorable moments. Team BC results In team sports, every Team BC 2018 squad played for a medal on Saturday. In basketball, the BC Ogopogos came out strong in their game...
Aug 3, 2018
The third day of action in Antigonish saw Team BC 2018 members come through with clutch performances and many personal bests. As the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games wind down, athletes from British Columbia continue to show sportsmanship and skill as they add to their impressive...