Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Local Stars

Special Olympics BC – Surrey’s Lauren Simpson is a dedicated athlete who excels at taking on new challenges. Simpson showed heart and determination while competing in the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games in July. A late selection to compete in the Special Olympics divisions at the event, Simpson...
Special Olympics BC – Terrace Local Coordinator Jo Buck is a hardworking volunteer who has been making a difference for local athletes and programs for almost 25 years.  A highly valued member of her Local, Buck plays an important role with SOBC – Terrace. This includes running an...
Special Olympics BC – Campbell River athlete Tye Cranton is a passionate powerlifter who treasures his friendships with SOBC athletes, coaches, and volunteers. Cranton said he first became interested in powerlifting when he was 10 years old and saw the sport profiled in a magazine. While Cranton...
Special Olympics BC – Trail’s Darrel Fry is a dedicated and knowledgeable coach who says that working with SOBC athletes brings happiness to his life. Fry has coached with SOBC – Trail’s alpine skiing program since 2007, and he is passionate about helping SOBC athletes develop their skills on the...
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...

In the Spotlight

Aug 25, 2016
UFC announced Thursday that it has made a financial contribution to Special Olympics British Columbia through its corporate social responsibility initiative, We Are All Fighters. Symbolizing how everyone fights every day to overcome challenges large and small, We Are All Fighters celebrates the...
Aug 25, 2016
A new children’s book is poised to teach kids about inclusion and raise funds for Special Olympics BC. In There’s a Norseman in the Classroom!, children return from summer vacation to discover a new student has joined their class — and he happens to be a huge, hairy, noisy Norseman. While the kids...
Aug 25, 2016
Yes, these summer days are great. But who’s ready for winter? The members of Special Olympics Team Canada 2017 sure are! Fifteen Special Olympics BC athletes, seven coaches, and one mission staff member have qualified for spots on Team Canada for the 2017 Special Olympics World...
Aug 24, 2016
Special Olympics BC – Castlegar athlete Liam Donnelly says attending an SOBC functional testing session in June helped him improve his athletic performance, become healthier, and build confidence. “I learned so much in one day,” Donnelly said. “It was so much fun – I had a blast!” In functional...
Aug 15, 2016
After more than 40 years of generously giving his time and influential support to help Special Olympics throughout Canada, B.C., and Campbell River, legendary hockey player, coach, and broadcaster Howie Meeker is being inducted into the Special Olympics BC (SOBC) Hall of Fame. Meeker will receive...