Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Healthy Athletes Screening

Sunday, March 26, 2017 (All day)


Bert Bowes Middle School
9816 106th Street
Fort St. John, BC V1J 4E6

This is a fun, free day with lots of giveaways, education and free screenings in the areas of Health Promotion, FunFitness and Strong Minds Strong Bodies. Come out and interact with others, learn more about your health and get amazing resources and tools to help keep you healthy and active!

The professionals who lead Healthy Athletes screenings have received specific training to help them ask the right questions, and their interactions with Special Olympics athletes lead to referrals back into the health care system that ensure individuals will get the treatment they need.

Please pre-register each athlete by contacting Ashten Staffen via email or by phone at 604-737-3081.

Upcoming health events

Vancouver February 24
Vancouver youth-only screening Feb 25
Castlegar tentatively weekend of March 17-18
Prince Rupert weekend of May 12-13

Healthy Athletes stories

2017 screening events:
Fort St. John

2016 screening events:
North Vancouver
Prince George

2015 screening events:
Vancouver and Kamloops

2014 screening events:
SOC 2014 Summer Games

2013 screening events:
2013 SOBC Summer Games
Victoria and Cranbrook

2012 screening events:
Prince George

2011 Healthy Athletes Wellness Day

Province of B.C. supports Healthy Athletes

Athlete Health Resources

Please click here


"Working with Special Olympics has been an eye-opener. The athletes have such a positive attitude and have overcome so many obstacles it is a great reminder that anything is possible. The athletes are so appreciative it makes all the effort and planning worthwhile!"
-Nazima, health professional

“Everyone’s been dedicating their time, and that’s what stood out for me the most. I can’t believe this is happening, all these people putting in their time and effort doing this, this is a lot of work."
-Conrad, SOBC athlete, at the 2012 Healthy Athletes Screening Day

“It is the most wonderful feeling at Provincial Games to see the amazing health practitioners involved in the Special Olympics BC Healthy Athletes program. They take the time to check the eyes of every athlete. If prescription glasses are needed they are given for free, and if not, the athlete gets to pick out a pair of sunglasses. Healthy Athletes is such a great gift to all the participants.”
SOBC coach Jim Cormier