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Allen Hahner’s favourite things about SOBC are spending time with friends and meeting new people. “At Special Olympics they are like family because they all know me,” the Special Olympics BC – Cowichan Valley athlete says. “It is fun to be around people I really care about.” Hahner currently...
When Special Olympics BC – Fort St. John curling coach Bob Slater gets to the rink for practices, the athletes greet him with a flurry of high-fives. “It’s like a party before you’ve even started!” Slater says. Slater got involved with SOBC – Fort St. John’s curling program though his wife Lori,...
Special Olympics BC – Squamish athlete Hannah Pope loves meeting new people and staying fit with SOBC. “I like everything about Special Olympics!” she says. Pope takes part in swimming and athletics with SOBC – Squamish, and says both are her favorite sports. She has been swimming with SOBC for...
Special Olympics BC – Abbotsford’s Leslie Bowling says getting involved with SOBC is the most rewarding decision she has ever made. An enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer, Bowling serves as SOBC – Abbotsford’s Volunteer Coordinator and is the Head Coach of her Local’s 5-pin bowling and bocce...
Special Olympics BC – Richmond’s Sandra Malku is a hardworking athlete who says her favourite thing about SOBC is spending time with the great people in her Local. “The coaches are really nice and the players do a great job at playing the sports! They make it fun!” she says. Malku said she had a...

In the Spotlight

Government of Canada logo
Oct 5, 2017
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Special Olympics BC programs help thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities celebrate personal achievement and gain confidence, skills, and friendship. Here we look at how support from the Government of Canada has helped SOBC empower athletes...
Oct 2, 2017
Special Olympics Canada has announced the 2017 national award winners, and we're delighted to congratulate all the deserving recipients, including Female Athlete of the Year Paige Norton of Special Olympics BC – Abbotsford and Female Coach of the Year Donna Bilous, SOBC Region 3...
Sep 27, 2017
Special Olympics BC – Victoria athlete Jennifer Ferrier is passionate about health, and about sharing the benefits of fitness, nutrition, and good health with others. After completing Special Olympics BC Health Heroes training in spring 2017, Ferrier applied and was selected to become a...
Team Sage at the 2017 Marathon of Sport Vancouver presented by Vega
Sep 26, 2017
The 2017 motionball Marathon of Sport events in B.C. were full of fun, friendship, and successful fundraising for Special Olympics programs across Canada. In Vancouver and Kelowna, teams of young professionals joined forces with SOBC athletes for an inclusive and inspiring day of sport and...
Sep 25, 2017
National Coaches Week September 23 to 30 was a great time to recognize and thank Special Olympics BC coaches for the integral role they play in our movement, and the incredible positive impact they have on the lives of so many!  "I've been in Special Olympics since I was eight years old,...