Special Olympics British Columbia

Local Stars

Special Olympics BC – Invermere athlete Marlow Feldmann is known for setting the pace in alpine skiing on her local slopes. So it was no surprise when she placed first – along with another SOBC – Invermere athlete – in super G at the 2014 Alpine Skiing Regional Qualifier, held in Kelowna in...
T.J. Fleming, Head Coach of 5-pin bowling for Special Olympics BC – Summerland, has a simple approach to working with athletes. “I expect them to try their best and to achieve goals that have been set in order to strive for improvement, while having fun and cheering on their fellow...
For Special Olympics BC – Richmond’s Lisa Jamieson, Local Coordinator is “just the title that they gave me.” Jamieson says what her role really means is taking every opportunity she can to make things better, happier, and more successful for athletes and their families. A big part of this for...
Special Olympics BC – Prince Rupert athlete Joel Larsen has only been competing in basketball for a couple of seasons, but he’s already hitting the big time. The multi-sport athlete will bring his skills to the court with his Region 7 team when basketball debuts at the BC Games. Larsen knows just...
He is often seen riding his bike to the pool where he coaches the Special Olympics BC – Delta swimming program. Head Coach Peter Jensen is a picture of lifelong fitness, setting an example for his athletes in and out of the water. He has also won over the Local with his experience in the lanes and...

In the Spotlight

Apr 17, 2014
Students at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus in Kelowna are sharing their burgeoning skill sets with Special Olympics BC and gaining some valuable experience along the way. With the help of staff and faculty, students from disciplines such as Medicine, Nursing, and Human Kinetics...
Apr 14, 2014
As the final competitions in Special Olympics BC’s 2014 Regional Qualifiers wrapped up, SOBC athletes showed their spirit and achieved some amazing personal and team bests. From floor hockey on Burnaby Mountain to snowshoeing on Mount Washington, athletes gave their all for a shot at...
Apr 10, 2014
Team BC’s 5- and 10-pin bowlers brought great dedication and work ethic to their first training camp on March 21 to 23, and their keen desire to learn and improve impressed their coaches and mission staff as well as the sport specialists who lent their expertise to the event. “The athletes were...
Apr 9, 2014
We are thrilled to announce the deserving group of 33 nominees for Special Olympics BC’s five annual awards in 2014! These inspiring athletes, coaches, and volunteers have been put forward by their peers in recognition of their incredible achievements, dedication, and contributions to Special...
Apr 9, 2014
Special Olympics BC is proud to announce that experienced project and sport leader Pat Davis will serve as the volunteer Chair of the Games Organizing Committee for the 2015 Special Olympics BC Winter Games in Kamloops. Davis, a Kamloops resident since 2003, has been a member of BCLC’s senior...