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Local Stars

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

Jul 18, 2018
Communities across the province will be lighting the night sky red on Saturday, July 21 as they join millions around the globe for the start of a year-long celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics. Officially proclaimed the Global Day of Inclusion by the Province of B.C.,...
Jul 18, 2018
Fifty years ago, the world began to change for the better for millions of people with intellectual disabilities – and for all those who love them. In the 1960s, children and adults with intellectual disabilities lived in the shadows of society. They were hidden away in homes or institutions. They...
Jul 18, 2018
A proud partner of Special Olympics Canada, Tim Hortons has joined in on the celebration of 50 years of Special Olympics by announcing a limited-edition Special Olympics doughnut, designed by Special Olympics Alberta athlete Savannah Lussier. This doughnut will be available nationwide on July 21,...
Jul 17, 2018
Two hundred and forty-four members of Special Olympics Team BC 2018 are set to represent their province with pride at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Running from July 31 to August 4, this event will see Special Olympics athletes from across...
Jul 17, 2018
Since 1984, the New Car Dealers Association of BC has been committed to supporting Special Olympics BC through the New Car Dealers Foundation of BC. These dedicated supporters contribute to the empowerment, health, and skill development of SOBC athletes through important initiatives such as the...