Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

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Meet Coach Stephen Suckling

24 April 2018

Special Olympics BC – Whistler Valley’s Stephen Suckling says helping young athletes develop physical skills and confidence is very rewarding.

Meet Coach Stuart Holmes

21 March 2018

Special Olympics BC – Delta soccer coach Stuart Holmes loves to see the proud smiles on athletes’ faces when they learn a new skill or achieve a goal.

A highly knowledgeable coach, Holmes is passionate about soccer and has been involved in the game for most of his life. Holmes has been coaching with SOBC – Delta for more than 10 years, and he says working with the dedicated, grateful athletes in his Local has been a rewarding experience.

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.

Glen Robinson (left) with other members of SOBC – Kitimat’s curling program.

Meet Coach Glen Robinson

25 January 2018

Special Olympics BC – Kitimat coach Glen Robinson is passionate about providing athletes with opportunities to participate in the sports they love.

Meet Coach Keith McKeeman

12 December 2017

Special Olympics BC – Dawson Creek’s Keith McKeeman says coaching SOBC athletes is a very fulfilling experience, and he loves to see them having fun at practices and competitions.

Meet Coach Jennette St. Jean

22 November 2017

Special Olympics BC – Invermere Club Fit coach Jennette St. Jean loves to help empower SOBC athletes through exercise. 

SOBC – Penticton coach Michelle Riches (left) with her sisters Jeri-Lee Hodgins (centre) and Fae Hodgins (right)

Meet Coach Michelle Riches

25 October 2017

For Special Olympics BC – Penticton coach Michelle Riches, volunteering with SOBC is not only an inspiring experience, it is a great opportunity to spend time with her sisters.

Riches and her sister Fae Hodgins coach 5-pin bowling and bocce, and their sister Jeri-Lee Hodgins is an athlete who participates in both sports.

Meet Coach Bob Slater

21 September 2017

When Special Olympics BC – Fort St. John curling coach Bob Slater gets to the rink for practices, the athletes greet him with a flurry of high-fives.

“It’s like a party before you’ve even started!” Slater says.

Meet Coaches Bill and Judy Zmaeff

23 June 2017

Bill and Judy Zmaeff say coaching 5-pin bowling and bocce with Special Olympics BC – Revelstoke is the most fun they have ever had.

Meet Coach Hannah Bauer

25 April 2017

Hannah Bauer says being part of the Special Olympics community has been a powerful, life-changing experience.

Bauer is a facilitator for Special Olympics BC – Squamish’s Active Start and FUNdamentals programs and serves as the Local’s Volunteer Coordinator. She loves to help young athletes develop their skills, and she is inspired by their strength, determination, and positive attitudes.