Special Olympics British Columbia

Local Stars

Special Olympics BC – Squamish Local Coordinator and Program Coordinator Owen Robinson joined SOBC to continue his work helping children who live with disabilities through sport. While Robinson has been with Special Olympics for a relatively short period of time, he said he already has many great...
Special Olympics BC – Elk Valley athletes Janet and Wayne Gowanlock joined SOBC soon after they got married more than 18 years ago. Since then, they have enjoyed participating in a variety of sports together and making new friends. Janet joined SOBC first, had a positive experience, then convinced...
Special Olympics BC – Burnaby swimming coach Deanna Zucchetto didn’t know what to expect when she first got involved with Special Olympics. Now, she says coaching with SOBC is a challenging and rewarding experience that has made her better at her job as a teacher. Zucchetto started coaching SOBC –...
Special Olympics BC – Burns Lake’s Danny Tress is not only an inspiring athlete, he is a dedicated volunteer and a role model for other athletes at his Local. An SOBC athlete for more than 15 years, Tress brings a strong work ethic to all of his roles with SOBC. Tress serves as Athlete...
Special Olympics BC – Ridge Meadows Volunteer Coordinator Natasha Dawes first got involved with Special Olympics because of her son, and she fell in love with the organization while volunteering at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games in Vancouver. Dawes, the Head Coach of the SOBC – Ridge...

In the Spotlight

May 27, 2016
Special Olympics BC – Coquitlam athlete Mandy Manzardo and Constable Sheri Lucas of the Oak Bay Police Department will join an international team of runners in Austria who will carry the Flame of Hope through communities and into the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games...
May 26, 2016
More than 40 dedicated Region 1 and 2 volunteers came together to share ideas and learn from knowledgeable and passionate speakers at their Special Olympics BC Regional Conference. Held at the beautiful Pines Bible Camp in Grand Forks from April 30 to May 1, the fun and informative conference...
May 18, 2016
Special Olympics BC is striving to help athletes improve their health to benefit them in their sports and throughout their lives. One of the techniques that has been introduced to assist is functional testing. Functional testing involves exercises that measure fitness and foundational movements,...
May 16, 2016
Special Olympics BC – Vancouver floor hockey athletes acted as coaches and mentors for their peers in the Yukon during a recent trip to Whitehorse centred around sport development. Six athletes, floor hockey Head Coach Craig Hikida, and Local Coordinator Arthur Pangilinan, all representing SOBC –...
May 13, 2016
B.C.’s New Car Dealers have been helping Special Olympics BC change lives through the power of sport for 32 years. The 2016 New Car Dealers Foundation of BC / Special Olympics Auction raised $187,000, bringing the three-decade total to just under $4.6 million in support of SOBC and the work of the...