Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Team BC 2016: Fun Facts

Team BC by the numbers

126 athletes

42 coaches

10 mission staff

7 sports

54 athletes will be competing at National Games for the first time

31 communities represented by team members

Together, Team BC athletes have 1,930+ years of Special Olympics experience

Learn more in the team yearbook


Team BC philosophy

If you work hard, play hard, prepare properly, and believe in yourself, your performance level will be enhanced and will lead you down the road to success.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE is everything!


2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

Dates: March 1 to 5, 2016

Participants: More than 950 delegation members from Canada's 10 provinces and two of three territories, including 670 athletes, 208 coaches, and 75+ mission staff.

Sports: Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, curling, floor hockey, figure skating, snowshoeing, speed skating

First time the National Games will be held in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“We are thrilled that Corner Brook will host the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games,” said Len Moores, Chair of the Games Organizing Committee for the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. “Sport, volunteerism, and hospitality are important to the people of Corner Brook. We look forward to sharing our city with Special Olympics athletes from across the country in 2016.”