Special Olympics British Columbia

Local Stars

Special Olympics BC – Nelson athlete Claire Janz is an all-around competitor who has been involved with Special Olympics for more than a decade. Janz has participated in 5-pin bowling, bocce, soccer, and, most recently, rhythmic gymnastics. Janz experienced the thrill of winning a ribbon in her new...
Since being recruited as a Special Olympics coach by her daughter over a decade ago, Special Olympics BC – Surrey’s Sheila Snell has poured her energy into coaching athletes in curling, rhythmic gymnastics, and bocce as well as taking on Executive Committee roles. Snell will be bringing her talents...
Special Olympics BC – Burnaby volunteer Peter De Marchi got hooked on Special Olympics coaching basketball and has gone on to support his Local as Program Coordinator. With his dedication to the athletes and his experience in the sport programs, De Marchi brings a well-rounded perspective to the...
Special Olympics BC – Sunshine Coast athlete Micheal Oswald has turned his life around with Special Olympics, finding wings as a gold-medal-winning athlete and as an athlete reporter. “It all started with Special Olympics,” Oswald says of his recent life successes. Oswald returned to SOBC six years...
Special Olympics BC – Creston coach Ed Stemler found his way into Special Olympics with his son James, an SOBC athlete, and has since made a big contribution coaching softball, floor hockey, and now golf. He values the big hearts and positive attitude of the athletes, and he encourages...

In the Spotlight

Aug 5, 2015
Special Olympics Team Canada returned home from the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games on August 3 laden with hardware, having earned 144 medals and achieved many goals and personal-best performances. “There is no better word to describe Team Canada’s performance at the World Games than...
Sep 1, 2015
From September 1 to 30, JYSK Canada will be showing their inspiring support for Special Olympics with their 11th annual fundraising campaign. JYSK’s Champions Start at Home campaign, which runs in 54 stores and seven provinces, generates valuable funding for Special Olympics...
Aug 25, 2015
When 120 youth leaders from all over the globe came together in Los Angeles for the Special Olympics GenUin Social Impact Summit at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, one of the inspiring young participants was Fort St. John’s Ashley Roblin. Roblin, a member of the Special Olympics...
Aug 24, 2015
Park’N Fly Vancouver has a long history of providing cost-effective and well-supported parking for Vancouver International Airport passengers; for many years they have also given generously to help Special Olympics athletes thrive. Park’N Fly Vancouver has supported Special Olympics BC by...
Aug 18, 2015
It’s not easy to think about winter sports during the warm summer months, but the dedicated members of Special Olympics Team BC 2016 have their heads in the game this summer as they get set to compete at the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, next...