Special Olympics British Columbia

Local Stars

Shelly Poland has broken new ground as the first athlete from Special Olympics BC – Golden to compete at a Special Olympics World Winter Games. Poland put her Local on the map at the 2013 World Games in the Republic of Korea, earning a gold medal and a sixth-place finish in cross-country skiing and...
Travis Chastkavich is thrilled to share his lifelong love of swimming with Special Olympics BC athletes. The aquatics coach is in the pool with SOBC – Burnaby athletes every Saturday; he has also worked with SOBC’s Performance Project and coached athletes at Games, including Team BC aquatics...
Special Olympics BC – Coquitlam Treasurer and parent Allison Casey values the supportive environment of the Special Olympics community and all the people you encounter as part of this family. Casey first got involved with SOBC – Coquitlam when her son Sean became an athlete 15 years ago. Sean went...
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...

In the Spotlight

Oct 24, 2014
The 2015 Special Olympics BC Winter Games Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the sponsors who have signed on to date, and is inviting volunteers and additional sponsors to get involved in this inspiring display of sportsmanship, determination, pride, and joy. Set to be held next February...
Oct 25, 2014
As a child, Special Olympics BC – Langley athlete Josh Low endured multiple heart surgeries and survived cancer. Doctors said he would never play sports. But that was all he wanted to do, so his parents enrolled Josh, then 12, and his brother Jaykob, eight, in Special Olympics. The brothers took...
Oct 25, 2014
CrossFit athletes came out in droves to flex their muscles for Special Olympics once again this year, with 19 gyms in seven provinces taking part in the 2014 CF24 challenge and raising $130,000 for Special Olympics. CF24 brings together CrossFit athletes from across the country to raise funds...
Oct 10, 2014
JYSK ran another record-breaking fundraiser this year as stores across Canada stepped up for the 2014 Champions Start at Home campaign in support of Special Olympics. Customers showed their generous support throughout September. We are so grateful to all the staff, customers, volunteers, and...
Oct 3, 2014
“It’s hard to believe it’s actually happening,” delighted bocce coach Dona Cade says of making Special Olympics Team Canada for the Special Olympics World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015. After growing together for 10 years in the sport of bocce, Cade and Special Olympics BC – Penticton athletes...