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Local Stars

Special Olympics BC – Golden swimmer Nicholas McClean says his greatest strengths as an athlete are he works hard and is persistent. McClean says even if he falls behind in a race, he always finishes up to the best of his ability. “I enjoy learning and that helps me become a better athlete,” he...
Whether at a floor hockey game or a Local Committee meeting, Special Olympics BC – Prince Rupert Treasurer Renee Pottle’s favourite thing about SOBC is seeing the enthusiasm of the athletes and their supporters. Pottle and her husband Kevin started coaching floor hockey with SOBC to support her...
Bill and Judy Zmaeff say coaching 5-pin bowling and bocce with Special Olympics BC – Revelstoke is the most fun they have ever had. Bill and Judy first got involved with Special Olympics through their bowling league, and they soon discovered they are a great coaching team. Since then they have...
Special Olympics BC – Ridge Meadows athlete Nate McNeil is passionate about elevating his performance on the track and living a healthy lifestyle. McNeil’s favorite sport is athletics and he loves competing in long-distance running events. He says running can be hard work, but it makes him feel...
Special Olympics BC – Richmond’s Jonathan Loong is an enthusiastic volunteer who loves being part of his Local’s fun and welcoming community. As SOBC – Richmond’s Volunteer Coordinator, Loong works hard to connect people who are interested in getting involved with his Local with positions where...

In the Spotlight

Jul 12, 2017
Nearly 1,200 individuals with intellectual disabilities gave their all in 11 sports and inspired everyone watching at the 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games, held in Kamloops July 6 to 8. These were SOBC’s largest Provincial Games to date and a thrilling display of the true power and joy of...
Jul 21, 2017
More than 4,000 athletes and coaches will converge in Winnipeg for the 2017 Canada Summer Games July 28 to August 13, and eight Special Olympics BC athletes and two coaches will be part of the athletics and swimming action! The Canada Games are this country’s largest multi-sport event for...
Jul 20, 2017
We are so grateful to our vital sponsors and partners, whose support helps Special Olympics BC empower athletes to enrich their lives, gain confidence, and develop friendships. Here we look at how viaSport British Columbia is working to create inclusive sport opportunities across the province and...
Jul 19, 2017
Two Special Olympics BC golfers, Abbotsford’s Austin Johnston and Kelowna’s Ryan Courtemanche, did our province proud competing in the 2017 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship held June 26 to 28 at Willows Run Golf Complex in Redmond, Washington. Courtemanche and Johnston...
Jul 7, 2017
The 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games Opening Ceremony had it all, thrills aplenty and chills from the amazing energy of the athletes, teams, and supporters! "I can't wait to cheer you on! My heart is so full tonight, you inspire all of us!" Honorary General Manager Renee Hopfner of Sobeys...