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10-pin bowler and SOBC - Prince George athlete Michael Harris. Photo courtesy of Coach Bryan LeBlanc

Second day of competition brings impressive scores and wonderful memories for Team BC

17 May 2018

It was another great day at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships for Team BC 5- and 10-pin bowlers, with athletes hitting their stride on the lanes and making lasting memories of their East Coast experience.

Bowlers continue to be in great form with many achieving game scores to be proud of, as well as a bronze medal in the 10-pin doubles tournament!

Meet a Sponsor: Postmedia

17 May 2018
Local daily news media The Province and Vancouver Sun have been proud supporters of Special Olympics BC for more than 20 years.
SOBC – Comox Valley athlete Randy Bates at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships

Great first day of competition for Team BC bowlers

16 May 2018

Team BC 5- and 10-pin bowlers had a wonderful day on the lanes at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships!

The first day of competition saw many athletes performing well above their averages, and resulted in a silver and bronze medal for Team BC in the 10-pin bowling team competition!

2018 Lower Mainland Law Enforcement Torch Run routes

16 May 2018


All finish times are estimates. Times for speeches, photos, and refreshments are included when possible. Routes and times are subject to change, please check back for updates.


Day One: Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Run Leg 1: Abbotsford (5.3 kilometres)

Speakers at start of run (8:45 a.m.)

Start:  9 a.m. at Abbotsford Police Department, 2838 Justice Way

Team BC 2018 5- and 10-pin bowlers entering the Opening Ceremony led by SOBC – Comox Valley athlete Linda Careless

Energetic Opening Ceremony kicks off Bowling Championships in P.E.I.

15 May 2018

Special Olympics BC – Trail coach Jacob Plett said the atmosphere in the University of Prince Edward Island gymnasium was “electric” this morning as he walked into the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships with other members of Team BC 2018

The coach for the Port Alberni Alley Oops 5-pin bowling team, Plett says the squad is “so excited” to get underway with the Bowling Championships.

SOBC athletes trek to Yukon Invitational Soccer Tournament

25 April 2018

A trio of Special Olympics BC soccer teams put their skills and sportsmanship on display during the inaugural Yukon Invitational Soccer Tournament in late March.

SOBC's Delta FC, the Surrey Seagulls, and the Chilliwack Wildcats travelled more than 1,400 kilometres to play against Whitehorse’s Charging Moose in the four-team tournament.

This is the first time in 22 years that Yukon has hosted a major Special Olympics event.

Joanie Hayes, SOBC's Competition and Youth Coordinator, said it was an incredible opportunity for everyone involved.

A SOBC cross country skier takes part in the Regional Qualifier in Kelowna on February 10.

Regional Qualifiers celebrate a successful season

25 April 2018

It was an incredible winter of competition on sportsmanship as Special Olympics BC athletes across the province wrapped up another successful Regional Qualifier season. 

Lois McNary, Vice President, Sport for SOBC, said she was excited to hear about the level of competition throughout the eight Regions, as well as the tremendous efforts by all the Locals, volunteers, and staff.

Meet Athlete Dan Catarig

24 April 2018

Special Olympics BC – Mission’s Dan Catarig is a hardworking athlete who loves to help others.

Catarig serves as Athlete Representative on SOBC – Mission’s Local Committee. He says he felt honoured and surprised when he was elected to the position by his fellow athletes.

“I was pretty happy,” Catarig said. “I had a new opportunity to try new things and have a new role. I just want to help, and if you can help people, then why not?”

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.

April Fools' Run for SOBC athletes

24 April 2018

The following article is part of Special Olympics BC initiative to engage our athletes to participate in creating media content for our followers. SOBC recently added Athlete Reporter to its annual Athlete Leadership Conference in an effort to encourage our members to find new avenues to help share their journey.  

By Mike Oswald SOBC – Sunshine Coast athlete reporter SOSC