Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

SOBC - Healthy Athletes Screening

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00 - 15:00

Location

Coal Tyee Elementary School
2280 Sun Valley Drive
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6P1

This is a fun, free day with lots of giveaways, education and free screenings in the area of Fit Feet (podiatry), Special Smiles (dentistry), Healthy Hearing (audiology), Strong Minds (mental health), Opening Eyes (optometry) and Health Promotion. 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 the individuals will get the treatment they need.

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

Athletes must print and fill out the consent form in the invitation below and bring it to the event. 

Event invitation and consent form

Upcoming health events

Lower Mainland February 24
Castlegar April 14
Prince Rupert May 12/13

Healthy Athletes stories

2017 screening events:
Fort St. John
Nanaimo

2016 screening events:
North Vancouver
Prince George
Burnaby
Cranbrook

2015 screening events:
Vancouver and Kamloops
Nanaimo

2014 screening events:
Vancouver
Kelowna
SOC 2014 Summer Games

2013 screening events:
Vancouver
2013 SOBC Summer Games
Victoria and Cranbrook

2012 screening events:
Vancouver
Kelowna
Parksville
Prince George

2011 Healthy Athletes Wellness Day

Province of B.C. supports Healthy Athletes

Athlete Health Resources

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Testimonials

"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.”
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SOBC coach Jim Cormier