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2018 BC Winter Games - SOBC figure skating results

23 February 2018

Click on the PDF for complete results of the 2018 BC Winter Games - SOBC figure skating results.

One year away from 2019 Special Olympics BC Winter Games in Greater Vernon

21 February 2018
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Understanding the energy supplies in athletes

21 February 2018

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.

A brief background on the energy systems that support muscle contraction is required in order to understand why and how some athletes have better performances than others.

Goldcorp President & CEO David Garofalo and SOBC - Langley athlete Christian Burton

Meet a Sponsor: Goldcorp

21 February 2018

Goldcorp is an important and dedicated supporter of Special Olympics BC. For nearly 13 years, their significant contributions have been making a difference to athletes with intellectual disabilities across the province.

Thanks to Goldcorp’s generous support, SOBC has been able to develop vital opportunities for athletes of all ages to train, compete, and improve their health.

SOBC _ Kimberley/Cranbrook athlete Morley Kilgren

Meet Athlete Morley Kilgren

21 February 2018

For Morley Kilgren, being a Special Olympics BC  Kimberly/Cranbrook athlete means so much more than just the final score.

Meet Coach Tessa Webb

21 February 2018

Special Olympics BC – Abbotsford coach Tessa Webb says helping young athletes develop skills, have fun, and be active is an absolute pleasure.

Dennis Lynch wins Masters Male Athlete of the Year at Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards

20 February 2018

Special Olympics BC — Nanaimo cross country skier and 10-pin bowler Dennis Lynch was named the Male Masters Athlete of the Year at the 13th annual Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards on February 17.

Try something new

16 February 2018

Have you ever wanted to try something new when it comes to exercising, but just didn’t know what was offered out there? Well here are some great alternative forms of exercise that can simply be found in your own community.

Try drop-in yoga, Zoomba class, spin class, rowing class, water aerobics, or even get outside for some inexpensive recreational hiking or biking.

Trying new ways to exercise can be really fun and help you stay motivated. Get out there and try something new to help improve your overall fitness!

SOBC basketball players giving their all in the 2016 BC Winter Games.

SOBC basketball teams and figure skaters bound for 2018 BC Winter Games

29 January 2018

We are excited to announce the Special Olympics BC basketball and figure skating athletes and coaches who will take part in the Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games being held February 22 to 25.

More than 1,700 participants and another 1,600 volunteers will be in Kamloops as the BC Games celebrate their 40th anniversary.

We’re excited to cheer on the SOBC athletes as they hit the hardwood and the ice competing in Special Olympics events!

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

Fitness training model

25 January 2018

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.

How do we get fit? Why do we have to sweat in order to get better?