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Meet a Sponsor: The Government of Canada

26 June 2018

The Government of Canada is a vital supporter of Special Olympics Canada and Special Olympics BC, providing significant funds to develop new and existing sport programs and competitive opportunities. Without this funding, we could not offer the full range of opportunities that make such a difference in the lives of Special Olympics athletes and their families.

Meet Athlete Jess Hansen

25 June 2018

Special Olympics BC – Terrace athlete Jess Hansen inspires people around him with his hard work and positive attitude. 

“He’s an amazing individual,” his mother Sheila Bradford says. “He never stops trying and he taught me to never stop trying.”

SOBC – Nanaimo coach Dawn Henderson (right) with her daughter and fellow coach Carla Henderson

Meet Coach Dawn Henderson

25 June 2018

A committed Special Olympics BC – Nanaimo coach of almost 20 years, Dawn Henderson says helping athletes achieve their goals is incredibly rewarding.

The City of Trail will illuminate in red the Victoria Street Bridge as part of the Global Day of Inclusion on July 21.

Get fit with your family and friends

25 June 2018

It's important to find ways to keep training fun! Exercising with your family and friends can be a very enjoyable experience.

While working to improve our fitness, we can spend time connecting with each other and get to know some of the most important people in our lives. This will also improve your emotional wellness!

Langridge with SOBC – Victoria Local Coordinator Kendal Alston and Athlete Coordinator Kyle Eriksen. Photo by Bob Vanderford

2018 Athletic Achievement Award recipient: Michael Langridge

24 June 2018

Special Olympics BC – Victoria’s Michael Langridge is an accomplished athlete who is dedicated to elevating his performance and achieving new personal bests. A great teammate and an inspiring leader, Langridge is the winner of SOBC’s 2018 Athletic Achievement Award.

The keys to improving strength

24 June 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 total of 16 SOBC athletes will take part in the Harry Jerome International Track Classic.

SOBC fields impressive lineup for the Harry Jerome International Track Classic

24 June 2018

What an amazing time for track and field! Sending a shout out to the many athletes and big events in action all over the province this month!

The lead-up to the SO Canada Summer Games got underway earlier this month when a total of 35 Special Olympics BC competed in the BC High School Track & Field Championships in early June, marking their second trip to the competition after making their debut last year. Athletes competed in the 100 metre, 400 m and shot put. Thanks to BC School Sports for the opportunity!

Pam Kiselbach, and Brad McDougall (photo below) receive their 2018 Golisano Health Award from SOBC's Sarah Russell.

Dedicated volunteers win 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award

23 June 2018

Two dedicated Special Olympics BC volunteers have been given the 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award for their work in health and wellness.

Pam Kiselbach is the clinician for Health Promotions and was one of B.C.’s first Healthy Athlete clinicians. Kiselbach has been a volunteer with Special Olympics for 13 years, first as an event volunteer and then in 2008, she took on the role of Head Coach for Track & Field in Coquitlam. She is also the Club Fit coach, delivering health and wellness programs directly to the athletes.

SOBC athletics and swimmers announced for Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games

21 June 2018

We are excited to announce the Special Olympics BC athletics and swimming athletes and coaches who will take part in the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games being held July 19 to 22.

More than 3,733 participants, including 2,808 athletes, 543 coaches and 382 officials will be in Cowichan for the 31st edition of the Summer Games. The BC Games are celebrating their 40th anniversary.

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