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Jacques Thibault (centre) with SOBC athletes Paige Norton and Matthew Williams.

Five reasons to attend Club Fit every week

20 September 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.

Board of Directors update

18 September 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-elected for the 2017-18 term.

Meet a Sponsor: New Car Dealers Association of BC

7 September 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 helped SOBC change lives through the power of sport.

Announcing the SO Team BC 2018 Training Squad!

1 September 2017

We are so pleased to announce the members of Special Olympics Team BC 2018

These dedicated and deserving individuals have qualified for their spots on the Team BC 2018 Training Squad based on their performances in the 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games in Kamloops.

Roster by sport

Functional testing results now available through new database

29 August 2017

Special Olympics BC – Castlegar athlete Liam Donnelly said seeing what he could accomplish at a functional testing session inspired him to train harder and take pride in his health. “I learned so much in one day,” Donnelly said. “It was so much fun – I had a blast!”

Strike a pose with yoga

25 August 2017

With yoga, you can have a great workout, improve your mobility, and focus your mind all at the same time! Yoga can help you develop muscle strength, lose weight, avoid injuries, enhance your circulatory health, and improve your athletic performance. It is also a great stress-reduction tool and it can help you practise focus and visualization techniques. Try a free online class or drop into a local studio!

Training three times per week too much for SO athletes and coaches?

25 August 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.

Surrey's Malcolm Borsoi sprinted onto the podium at the 2017 Canada Games! Photos by Team BC's Kevin Bogetti-Smith

SOBC athletes impressed at 2017 Canada Games

21 August 2017

Special Olympics BC athletes made a big impression in the pool and on the track at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg July 28 to August 13, showing their abilities as they competed alongside more than 4,000 young athletes from all across the nation.

Meet Athlete Hannah Pope

21 August 2017

Special Olympics BC – Squamish athlete Hannah Pope loves meeting new people and staying fit with SOBC.

“I like everything about Special Olympics!” she says.

Meet Volunteer Leslie Bowling

21 August 2017

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 programs. She says spending time with Special Olympics athletes is a joyful experience that can make her feel good even when she is having a bad day.