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Allen Hahner’s favourite things about SOBC are spending time with friends and meeting new people. “At Special Olympics they are like family because they all know me,” the Special Olympics BC – Cowichan Valley athlete says. “It is fun to be around people I really care about.” Hahner currently...
When Special Olympics BC – Fort St. John curling coach Bob Slater gets to the rink for practices, the athletes greet him with a flurry of high-fives. “It’s like a party before you’ve even started!” Slater says. Slater got involved with SOBC – Fort St. John’s curling program though his wife Lori,...
Special Olympics BC – Squamish athlete Hannah Pope loves meeting new people and staying fit with SOBC. “I like everything about Special Olympics!” she says. Pope takes part in swimming and athletics with SOBC – Squamish, and says both are her favorite sports. She has been swimming with SOBC for...
Special Olympics BC – Abbotsford’s Leslie Bowling says getting involved with SOBC is the most rewarding decision she has ever made. An enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer, Bowling serves as SOBC – Abbotsford’s Volunteer Coordinator and is the Head Coach of her Local’s 5-pin bowling and bocce...
Special Olympics BC – Richmond’s Sandra Malku is a hardworking athlete who says her favourite thing about SOBC is spending time with the great people in her Local. “The coaches are really nice and the players do a great job at playing the sports! They make it fun!” she says. Malku said she had a...

In the Spotlight

Sep 21, 2017
Special Olympics BC – Vernon’s Kyle Borden says exercises he learned through SOBC’s Performance Program have helped him improve his fitness, and this has made him a better athlete. Borden says he was thrilled to see proof that his training had paid off in a functional testing session in Kelowna in...
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Sep 21, 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 Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) has helped change lives and benefit communities...
Sep 20, 2017
By Jacques Thibault, Special Olympics BC Sport Consultant Jacques Thibault, an internationally recognized training and speed skating expert with a Master’s degree in science, works with Special Olympics BC athletes and coaches to help empower them to be their very best. This is the start of a new...
Sep 18, 2017
Special Olympics BC is very grateful to have outstanding leadership and support from our Board of Directors. We strongly appreciate their contributions and dedication to ensuring the ongoing quality and value of the organization. At SOBC’s September 2017 AGM, all of our Directors were re-...
Sep 7, 2017
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Special Olympics BC programs help thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities celebrate personal achievement and gain confidence, skills, and friendship. Here we look at how long-standing support from the New Car Dealers Association of BC has...