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SOBC – Delta athlete and Team BC Training Squad rhythmic gymnast Becki Allen at the 2017 Special Olympics BC Provincial Games

Team BC: A look back and a look ahead

24 July 2018

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics this year, we are taking a look back at some of the moments that have defined the Special Olympics movement here in B.C. and throughout the world.

SOBC helps launch new health initiative to promote Lifelong Smiles

23 July 2018

Special Olympics BC and our partners at the Golisano Foundation’s Healthy Communities program are excited to be teaming up with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association to bring better dental care for people with intellectual disabilities.

BC Place will light up in red to celebrate Global Day of Inclusion on July 21, 2018.

Special Olympics set to mark 50-year anniversary with Global Day of Inclusion

18 July 2018

Communities across the province will be lighting the night sky red on Saturday, July 21 as they join millions around the globe for the start of a year-long celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics.

Officially proclaimed the Global Day of Inclusion by the Province of B.C., Special Olympics BC kicks off the celebration of the 50th anniversary as communities across the province join in by illuminating the night sky red in honour of Special Olympics athletes worldwide.

SOBC and Blakes swing into summer with the Vancouver Canadians

18 July 2018

Special Olympics BC is proud to partner with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) for two Vancouver Canadians baseball games this summer.

SOBC will be part of the Vancouver Canadians games at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium on July 19 and August 14 as part of the Superstar Series promotion.

A medal ceremony at the first Special Olympics event in 1968

Celebrating 50 years of inclusion and inspiration

18 July 2018

Fifty years ago, the world began to change for the better for millions of people with intellectual disabilities – and for all those who love them.

In the 1960s, children and adults with intellectual disabilities lived in the shadows of society. They were hidden away in homes or institutions.

They didn’t have the chance to go to school, to work or to play. No one encouraged them to become a part of the community.

Special Olympics Alberta athlete Savannah Lussier enjoying the limited-edition Special Olympics doughnut

Tim Hortons celebrates inclusion for Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary

18 July 2018

A proud partner of Special Olympics Canada, Tim Hortons has joined in on the celebration of 50 years of Special Olympics by announcing a limited-edition Special Olympics doughnut, designed by Special Olympics Alberta athlete Savannah Lussier.

This doughnut will be available nationwide on July 21, with all proceeds going to life-changing Special Olympics programs across the country.

Team BC set to show skills at 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games

17 July 2018

Two hundred and forty-four members of Special Olympics Team BC 2018 are set to represent their province with pride at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Running from July 31 to August 4, this event will see Special Olympics athletes from across Canada compete in athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball, and swimming.

Meet a Sponsor: New Car Dealers Association of BC

17 July 2018

Since 1984, the New Car Dealers Association of BC has been committed to supporting Special Olympics BC through the New Car Dealers Foundation of BC.

SOBC - Surrey athlete Olivia Neuman will compete at the BC Summer Games.

SOBC athletes primed for 2018 BC Summer Games

17 July 2018

Twenty-five Special Olympics BC athletes and nine coaches are set to take part in athletics and swimming at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games being held July 19 to 22 in the Cowichan Valley.

Athletics competitions run Friday and Saturday from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cowichan Sports Complex.

SOBC athletes had a great time supporting the 2018 Goldcorp Invitational Golf Tournament

Goldcorp Invitational makes a difference for Special Olympics BC athletes

4 July 2018

Held on June 28, this year’s Goldcorp Invitational Golf Tournament was a wonderful and inspiring day of golf that truly makes a difference to athletes like Special Olympics BC – Abbotsford’s James Clifford.