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Team BC snowshoeing coach Kim McArthur and athlete Patrick Campbell of Victoria. Photo by Jean Tetarenko.

Team BC 2016 delivered at Special Olympics Canada Games

14 March 2016

The 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games took Team BC from sea to sea for the first time, and the 126 athletes delivered outstanding performances on the Rock. Team BC 2016 earned 120 medals and achieved many personal bests competing in seven sports at the Special Olympics Canada Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, from March 1 to 5.

BC Vipers winning floor hockey silver!

Team BC 2016 Saturday March 5: Impressive to the end

6 March 2016

Thrilling gold-medal games between teammates, exciting races, outstanding sportsmanship, impressive improvement to be at their best at the right time – Team BC’s final day of competition at the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games had it all!

Team BC cross-country skier Kelly Hein of Prince George and coach Calvin Dyck

Team BC 2016 Friday March 4: Big smiles, brave performances despite tough conditions

5 March 2016

Special Olympics Team BC 2016 cross-country skier Kelly Hein might have been down a pole, but he wasn’t going to let that stop him from finishing his race. Neither a lost pole nor the rough weather at Blow Me Down Trails could hold the SOBC – Prince George athlete back from completing his 2.5-kilometre divisioning event on the third day of competition at the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games.

Abbotsford's Paige Norton atop the podium in 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games speed skating.

Team BC 2016 Thursday March 3: Strong showing on ice and in floor hockey

4 March 2016

Two gold medals and a personal best make for an incredible day! That was the awesome achievement by Special Olympics Team BC 2016 speed skater Paige Norton on the second day of competition at the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games, where Team BC earned 21 medals in figure skating and speed skating as well as scores of personal-best results. In addition, the curling and floor hockey teams began their round-robin competition play with exciting games.

Team BC alpine skier Jonathan Robins celebrating a great giant slalom run at Marble Mountain.

Team BC 2016 Wednesday March 2: Kicking off competition

3 March 2016

For Special Olympics Team BC 2016 athlete Susan Wang, alpine skiing “takes all my stress away.” This Special Olympics BC – Surrey skier loves her sport and has a need for speed.

“Skiing is my passion. I love to go really fast,” she says.

Team BC set to shine at 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

27 February 2016

The 178 members of Special Olympics Team BC 2016 are set to travel from sea to sea to compete in the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games, which are being held in Newfoundland and Labrador for the first time in the 47-year history of Special Olympics Canada Games. The amazing Team BC 2016 mission staff members are Chef de Mission Leslie Thornley, Team Manager Shawn Fevens, Jill Harris, Morgan Hunter, Darren Inouye, George Maclagan, Georgina McIntosh, Tom Norton, Jean Tetarenko, and Emma Woo.

Team BC 2016 Honorary General Manager Randy Smallwood, Chef de Mission Leslie Thornley, and Team Manager Shawn Fevens.

Randy Smallwood joining Team BC 2016 as Honorary General Manager

22 February 2016

The 178 members of Special Olympics Team BC 2016 are set to compete in the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games, which are being held in Newfoundland and Labrador for the first time in the 47-year history of Special Olympics Canada Games.

Team BC 2016 snowshoer William Thatcher of Trail racing in the 2015 SOBC Winter Games.

Counting down the days with Team BC 2016

6 February 2016

With just a few weeks to go until the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games, the members of Team BC 2016 are pumped and prepared to compete in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador!

Mathew Schmiing (centre) and teammates in action at the 2015 Special Olympics BC Winter Games in Kamloops.

Tough Team BC 2016 training leading to payoff time

21 January 2016

“It seems hard in the beginning, but it’ll pay off in the end,” Mathew Schmiing told himself as he and his Team BC 2016 floor hockey teammates pushed themselves through summer dryland workouts at the beginning of their training for the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games.

Team BC 2016 and Performance Program training camp action on the hill at Sun Peaks Resort.

Team BC 2016 action on snow and ice

14 December 2015

Members of the Team BC 2016 Training Squad wrapped up the series of team training camps with strong work in the snow sports camp at Sun Peaks Resort and the final curling camp in Quesnel.

All of the 129 athletes, 42 coaches, 10 mission staff members, and training coaches around the province are working hard in their home communities so that the athletes will be ready to shine in their seven sports at the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Newfoundland and Labrador.