Special Olympics British Columbia

Local Stars

Ashley Readman brings great knowledge and heart to her involvement with Special Olympics BC – Kitimat. Readman started out as the Local’s Registrar and has also served as a curling coach; her team qualified to compete in the 2015 Special Olympics BC Winter Games. While the happy circumstance of now...
Special Olympics BC – Comox Valley athlete Larry McCooey joined Special Olympics at the tender age of nine. Now, 40 years later, this dedicated athlete is going strong and continuing his sporty lifestyle. “He’s been active his whole life,” his father Leighton McCooey says. “He likes all sports.”...
Program Coordinator Brian Hansen is always there to support the athletes, coaches, parents, and caregivers in Special Olympics BC – Delta. Hansen, whose son is an SOBC – Delta athlete, is friendly with many of the athletes in his Local. He can be counted on to keep in touch with coaches and help...
Pat Krieger is known for her commitment to athletes. The Special Olympics BC – South Okanagan 5-pin bowling Head Coach is there for her them at every practice and out-of-town competition, patiently imparting her strategies in the lanes. She is respected for her even temperament and sense of...
Shelly Poland has broken new ground as the first athlete from Special Olympics BC – Golden to compete at a Special Olympics World Winter Games. Poland put her Local on the map at the 2013 World Games in the Republic of Korea, earning a gold medal and a sixth-place finish in cross-country skiing and...

In the Spotlight

Special Olympics BC's Randy and Fred
Nov 25, 2014
This holiday season, you can help make a Special Olympics athlete’s dream come true! Your donation to Special Olympics BC will help give an athlete the life-changing experience of competing at the 2015 SOBC Winter Games in Kamloops. When athletes with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity...
Dec 17, 2014
Special Olympics BC is committed to empowering our athletes to be as healthy as possible, helping them in their sports and throughout their lives. Our first Healthy Athletes screenings of 2015 will be held at the SOBC Winter Games in Kamloops. We’re looking forward to welcoming Regional team...
Dec 17, 2014
2014 has been a special year for the BC Law Enforcement Torch Run, with numerous successes including the LETR Final Leg for the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games and significant events and fundraising achievements by departments and detachments around the province. Our sincere thanks...
Dec 4, 2014
Several outstanding Special Olympics BC volunteers have recently been recognized by their communities for their achievements and contributions in sport and changing lives. SOBC – Kelowna coaches Wulf and Joan Gerhardt were honoured in West Kelowna on September 12 with Sport BC’s Community Sport...
Dec 1, 2014
The 2015 Special Olympics BC Winter Games Organizing Committee is excited and grateful to announce two new sponsors have stepped up to support the Games. KGHM Ajax Mining and Canadian Western Bank – Kamloops Branch have signed on as Bronze Sponsors, joining the Games sponsors providing critical...