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Special Olympics BC – Salmon Arm‘s Kathleen Nelson is a fun-loving athlete who enjoys playing sports with her friends. Nelson participates in basketball, bocce, and Club Fit through SOBC – Salmon Arm, and she says bocce is her favourite sport. “It’s a game I can play anytime and mostly anywhere in...
Special Olympics BC – Delta soccer coach Stuart Holmes loves to see the proud smiles on athletes’ faces when they learn a new skill or achieve a goal. A highly knowledgeable coach, Holmes is passionate about soccer and has been involved in the game for most of his life. Holmes has been coaching...
Special Olympics BC – Burns Lake Local Coordinator Gloria Brown says the most rewarding thing about volunteering with SOBC is getting to know the fantastic athletes. Brown is part of a dedicated team of SOBC – Burns Lake volunteers who work hard to provide athletes with opportunities to enrich...
SOBC _ Kimberley/Cranbrook athlete Morley Kilgren
For Morley Kilgren, being a Special Olympics BC – Kimberley/Cranbrook athlete means so much more than just the final score. As Kilgren approaches his 91st birthday in May, the 5-pin bowler may be SOBC’s oldest athlete, but he says he's still a kid at heart. Whether it’s at his...
Special Olympics BC – Abbotsford coach Tessa Webb says helping young athletes develop skills, have fun, and be active is an absolute pleasure. Webb is the Head Coach of SOBC – Abbotsford’s Active Start/FUNdamentals program. She got involved with Special Olympics because she was looking for an...

In the Spotlight

Apr 16, 2018
Inspiration took centre stage at the Special Olympics BC Athlete Leadership Conference April 7 to 8 in Richmond, with 59 amazing athletes and more than 57 volunteer speech coaches and facilitators from all over the province coming together to work on skills that fall outside of the sports...
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Apr 12, 2018
Wheaton Precious Metals (formerly Silver Wheaton) started their support of Special Olympics BC in 2006 as a Presenting Sponsor of the Sports Celebrities Festival. Since then, Wheaton Precious Metals has continued to support this important event every year, helping this inspiring and interactive...
Mar 21, 2018
Law enforcement champions and other fearless Plungers charged into chilly waters at two Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC events in March. Staged in partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for SOBC, these frigid fundraisers saw participants laugh, splash, and show off their colourful...
Mar 21, 2018
Special Olympics BC – Kamloops founder Marilyn McLean will be permanently honoured for her impact in the world of sport at the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame Banquet in April. McLean will join three others in the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame, as well-known trainer and equipment manager Gregory “...
Mar 20, 2018
Special Olympic BC athletes continue to demonstrate that their skill isn’t defined solely by the number of medals they collect. At the Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games in late February, SOBC figure skaters, and basketball players put on a powerful display of sportsmanship that shone brighter than any...