Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

2018 BC Summer Games

From July 19 to 22, 2018, Special Olympics BC athletes from around the province competed in the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games in athletics and swimming.

The BC Summer Games provides a competitive multi-sport environment that supports the development of athletes, coaches, and officials as they move on to higher levels of competition. 

These BC Games are distinct from Special Olympics BC Games, which are our Provincial Games hosted by SOBC solely for SOBC athletes.

SOBC athletes have been showcasing their skills in the generic BC Games for 14 years, competing in Special Olympics divisions. Prior to 2014, SOBC athletes at BC Games competed in athletics and swimming. Their expansion into BC Winter Games began in 2014 with basketball and continued in 2016 with the addition of figure skating.

 With past Games experience including the 1991 BC Winter Games, 2005 BC Seniors Games, and the 2008 North American Indigenous Games, Cowichan has a rich history of hosting. The community and volunteers are energized and ready to stage Games for athletes, coaches, and officials from across the province.

Below is a list of the SOBC athletes who will be participating in Cowichan:

Athletics

Female

Name

Hometown

Zone

Sandra Malku

Richmond

5

Olivia Neuman

Surrey

4

Krista Grzybowski

Duncan

6

Tawny Irene Daw

Duncan

6

Amber Maher

Gibsons

5

Lauren Simpson

Surrey

4

 

Coach

Hometown

Zone

Joanne Turnbull

Coquitlam

4

Sarah Kedves

Victoria

6

 

Male

Name

Hometown

Zone

Thomas Rak

Surrey

4

Max Porcher

Lazo

6

Devon Marsland-Anderson

Coquitlam

4

Matthew Burns

Mission

3

Michael Phillips

Nanaimo

6

Matthew Groenke

Coquitlam

4

Allen Hanner

Duncan

6

Harrison Stuyt-Withnall

Surrey

4

 

Coach

Hometown

Zone

Deborah Carter

Surrey

4

Leo Landaverde

Surrey

4

Swimming

Female

Name

Hometown

Zone

Coty Lapschies

New Westminster

4

Kayla Willms

Coquitlam

4

Amy Nelson

Coquitlam

4

Clara Kodweiss

Qualicum Beach

6

Mikyla Carlow

Youbou

6

Debbie McNsughton

Salt Spring Island

6

Coty Lapschies

New Westminster

4

Kayla Willms

Coquitlam

4

 

Coaches

Hometown

Zone

Marilyn Farquhard

Langley

3

Megan Owens

Chilliwack

3

Abigail Robbins

Chilliwack

3

Erica McCluney

Grand Forks

1

Male

Name

Hometown

Zone

Nicholas Hui

Burnaby

4

David Jonathan Gilbert

North Van

5

Justin King

Mission

3

Shayne Blandin

Qualicum Beach

6

Donovin MacCumber

New Westminster

4

 

Coaches

Hometown

Zone

Russell Turnbull

Port Alberni

6

 

Stay tuned for results!