Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Local Stars

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...
Dianna Reed jumped at the chance to become the Head Coach of Special Olympics BC – Mission’s basketball team. When Reed was offered the position, she had already gotten hooked on volunteering with Special Olympics through helping out with SOBC – Mission’s athletics and swimming programs. The...
Special Olympics BC – Revelstoke Fundraising Coordinator Heather Hood started volunteering with SOBC when the Local resumed operations in February 2015. Since then, she has created a lot of great memories working with the wonderful athletes and dedicated volunteers at the Local. Along with her...

In the Spotlight

Jul 22, 2016
“Truly marvellous” growth and gains were observed in Special Olympics BC coaches and athletes through the Performance Program in the 2015-16 sport season, which was the fourth year of operation for this groundbreaking initiative. SOBC’s Performance Program is a long-term plan for...
Jul 20, 2016
Vancouver Island law enforcement titans teamed up with local Special Olympics athletes in June for inspiring Law Enforcement Torch Run events supporting Special Olympics BC. On June 18, members of the Saanich Police Department, Central Saanich Police Service, Victoria Police Department, Oak Bay...
Jul 19, 2016
Special Olympics BC – Invermere athlete Andrew Galligan said participating in a Regional Qualifier for the first time was a “fun and satisfying” experience. Galligan said he was “surprised and honoured” when his coach asked him to compete at the Aquatics Regional Qualifier for Region 1 hosted by...
Jul 14, 2016
Special Olympics BC – Prince George athlete Barbie Conway thinks this year’s Staples Canada Give a Toonie Share a Dream campaign was the best one yet. The Give a Toonie Share a Dream campaign raises funds and awareness to help make dreams come true for Special Olympics athletes. During this...
Jun 29, 2016
From July 21 to 24, Special Olympics BC athletes from around the province will compete in the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games in athletics and swimming. The BC Games provide a competitive multi-sport environment that supports the development of athletes, coaches, and officials as they move on...