Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

2017 SOBC Summer Games: Venues

Bowlertime and Falcon Lanes

5- and 10-Pin Bowling

Falcon LanesBowlertimeThis will be the last time that 5-pin bowling will be part of the Special Olympics BC Summer Games, as it is transitioning to be part of the winter sport competition cycle, while 10-pin bowling will remain in the summer sport cycle. Bowlertime and Falcon Lanes will help send SOBC's 5-pin bowlers off into winter competition in style. The 40 teams (200 athletes) in the 5-pin bowling event will be divided between the two venues, with Bowlertime as the primary venue; the 68 athletes competing in 10-pin bowling will just play at Falcon Lanes. Shoe and ball rentals will be available at both venues. Spectator seating will be limited, so fans are asked to enjoy watching their athletes and then give other supporters the chance to cheer.

Bowlertime online

Falcon Lanes website

Brocklehurst Pool

2017 SOBC Games swimming venueThe 2017 SOBC Games swimming events will take place under the beautiful Kamloops skies in the Brocklehurst Pool on Kamloops' North Shore. This heated outdoor pool is a regulation 25-metre, eight-lane venue with starting blocks and touch-pad compatibility. The venue is adjacent to a park and playground for family fun between races. With 167 competitors from all over the province, this venue will be full of excitement. We recommend that spectators bring their own seating and sun protection. 


Kamloops Golf & Country Club

2017 SOBC Games golf venueThe Kamloops Golf & Country Club’s highly walkable par-72 course offers gently rolling carpet fairways leading to smooth, contoured greens. With a pro shop, pull-cart rentals, concessions, and a full restaurant on site, the club will provide excellent facilities for the 40 competitors in SOBC’s largest Provincial Games golf competition yet. Spectator viewing will be permitted behind the first tee and last green only.


McArthur Island Park
Bocce, Soccer

2017 SOBC Games bocce venueHome to expansive fields, ample parking, on-site concessions, and scenic views, McArthur Island Park will host the 2017 SOBC Summer Games bocce and soccer events. The 15 soccer teams will relish competing on the high-quality McArthur Island fields with their ample spectator seating, and the well-manicured grass on the bocce fields directly across from the soccer venue will ensure quality rolling surfaces for the 20 bocce teams (80 athletes).


Sandman Centre
Opening Ceremony and Victory Dance, Powerlifting, Rhythmic Gymnastics

2017 SOBC Games powerlifting and rhythmic gym venueLocated on the shores of the South Thompson River, two blocks from the downtown core of Kamloops, the Sandman Centre is a 6,000-seat multi-purpose arena that is home to the Kamloops Blazers and hosts a wide range of high-profile sport and entertainment events. The powerlifting competition with 30 athletes and rhythmic gymnastics events with 72 athletes will be hosted on separate sections of the arena floor, divided in two by draping. The venue features ample spectator seating, parking, and guest services.


School District #73 schools - SKSS and KSA

The 12 teams (120 athletes) competing in the second Provincial Games basketball event will hit the court in South Kamloops Secondary School (SKSS) and Kamloops School of the Arts (KSA). The full-size gyms will provide plenty of spectator seating and excitement. These schools were also the venues for the 2015 SOBC Winter Games floor hockey events.

Tournament Capital Centre Hillside Stadium
Track and Field

The scenic Hillside Stadium at the Tournament Capital Centre is the home of the Kamloops Track and Field Club and the Thompson Rivers University varsity men’s and women’s track teams. It will be a hotbed for athletics excitement in the 2017 SOBC Games, with 131 competitors ready to run, jump, and throw. The facility boasts an eight-lane 400-metre rubberized track, dedicated jump and throw areas, on-site concessions, and multi-tiered bleacher seating for 1,800.

Spectators should please note that there will be little shade in their areas, so they should be prepared with sunscreen, hats, and/or an umbrella.


Tournament Capital Ranch

2017 SOBC Games softball venueThe spectacular setting of the Tournament Capital Ranch will wow the 11 teams set to play at this new recreational facility. The expansive venue offers eight championship-quality fields, on-site concessions, parking for up to 350 vehicles, and green space for team tents, as well as miles of river views and walking opportunities.


2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

City of Kamloops

School District 73


Gold Sponsors

TD Bank Group

Kamloops Sports Legacy Fund

Royal Bank of CanadaRBC Dominion Securities

Sun Life Financial


Silver Sponsors


Interior Savings


Bronze Sponsors 

Binnie Consulting

Domtar - Kamloops

KGHM Ajax Mining Inc.



Healthy Athletes Sponsor

Life Labs


Media Sponsors 



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