Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Local Stars

SOBC _ Kimberley/Cranbrook athlete Morley Kilgren
For Morley Kilgren, being a Special Olympics BC – Kimberly/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...
Special Olympics BC – Fort St. John’s Miranda Laboucane is an enthusiastic athlete who loves to work hard in all aspects of her life. Laboucane participates in 5-pin bowling, Club Fit, curling, figure skating, golf, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, and track and field with SOBC – Fort St. John....
A dedicated and supportive volunteer, Special Olympics BC – Burnaby’s Liz Little loves how SOBC helps athletes develop sports skills, healthy habits, self-confidence, and a sense of community. Little started volunteering with Special Olympics more than 10 years ago when her daughter Katie Little...
Special Olympics BC – Kitimat coach Glen Robinson is passionate about providing athletes with opportunities to participate in the sports they love. The Head Coach of SOBC – Kitimat’s curling and soccer programs, Robinson says helping athletes develop skills and confidence is a very rewarding...

In the Spotlight

Feb 21, 2018
Goldcorp is an important and dedicated supporter of Special Olympics BC. For nearly 13 years, their significant contributions have been making a difference to athletes with intellectual disabilities across the province. Thanks to Goldcorp’s generous support, SOBC has been able to develop vital...
Feb 20, 2018
Special Olympics BC — Nanaimo cross country skier and 10-pin bowler Dennis Lynch was named the Male Masters Athlete of the Year at the 13th annual Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards on February 17. Nominees were judged on their performances and/or sports achievements in 2017. The awards recognize...
Jan 29, 2018
We are excited to announce the Special Olympics BC basketball and figure skating athletes and coaches who will take part in the Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games being held February 22 to 25. More than 1,700 participants and another 1,600 volunteers will be in Kamloops as the BC Games celebrate their...
Government of B.C. logo
Jan 25, 2018
For almost as long as Special Olympics BC has existed, the Government of B.C. has been a key supporter of our programs and movement. The provincial government’s long-standing and vital support has allowed SOBC to grow and develop, reaching more communities and offering empowering experiences and...
Team BC 2018 Training Squad swimmers at their camp in Vancouver
Jan 23, 2018
Members of the Team BC 2018 Training Squad have kicked off the year with hard work and high spirits! Training camps for seven sports were held in January, giving athletes important opportunities to practice their skills and pick up tips to help them be at their best for the 2018 Special Olympics...