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Special Olympics BC – Vancouver athlete Sheryl Spurr loves to perform. Her favourite SOBC sports are rhythmic gymnastics and figure skating because of the thrill she gets from doing her routines in front of an audience. “It makes me happy to do that! I get really pumped — I get excited when I...
Special Olympics BC – Smithers swimming Head Coach Gale Jones takes pride in helping athletes reach their performance and fitness goals. Jones’s favourite part of being involved with Special Olympics is working with the athletes, and every week she looks forward to spending time with them at...
Special Olympics BC – Grand Forks athlete Charlie Kain says Special Olympics has helped him overcome his shyness and develop social skills. A talented athlete, Kain says one of his greatest accomplishments is earning a spot three times on Team BC for Special Olympics Canada Games. He says it...
Special Olympics BC – Salt Spring Island Fundraising Coordinator Dorothy Christopherson is passionate about helping provide SOBC athletes with opportunities to succeed. Christopherson has been a big supporter of Special Olympics since her daughter Dawn Hadler started swimming with SOBC in 2011....
Jacquie Bolen is a dedicated coach who says her favourite part of being involved with Special Olympics BC is working with the enthusiastic athletes. Bolen coaches SOBC – Salmon Arm’s bocce and Club Fit programs, and has been an important part of the Local since it returned from hiatus in 2013. An...

In the Spotlight

Dec 7, 2016
Thanks to the dedication of volunteers, enthusiastic participation of athletes, and generous support of sponsors, this fall’s Special Olympics BC Healthy Athletes Screening Days in Cranbrook and Burnaby were able to provide important health information and resources in a fun and...
Dec 7, 2016
Thanks to the Government of B.C., athletes like Melanie Sauze-Leduc are finding their balance. An SOBC – Langley athlete, Sauze-Leduc attended a Healthy Athletes screening in North Vancouver with her parents. She participated in FUNfitness screenings, which look to assess and improve an athlete’s...
Dec 6, 2016
Each summer, Dueck Auto Group hosts a series of Classic and Custom Car Shows to benefit Special Olympics BC, and 2016 was their most successful year yet. The events were supported by SOBC athletes, who did a great job presenting awards to car owners and selling raffle tickets. The shows kicked...
Nov 29, 2016
SOBC welcomes first sponsors signing on for largest Provincial Games to date Special Olympics BC is excited and grateful that Karl deBruijn, retired School District #73 Superintendent, has stepped up to serve as Chair of the 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games Organizing Committee. DeBruijn...
Nov 24, 2016
The 2016 Sports Celebrities Festival presented by Silver Wheaton turned the spotlight on the abilities of Special Olympics BC athletes and the power of sport, while raising vital funds for the Canucks for Kids Fund and SOBC. As SOBC athlete speaker Frances Collison told the crowd, “In Special...