Special Olympics

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. woman to celebrate birthday with 100-km ultra marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kalyn Head will mark her 25th birthday with a fundraiser run from Chilliwack to Vancouver

 

Julie Black, a Special Olympics athlete and Tim Hortons employee, shows off a Choose to Include doughnut, which will be on sale Jan. 28-30 benefiting Special Olympics Canada. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Tim Hortons asks customers to choose doughnut to benefit Special Olympics

‘Choose to Include’ doughnut available this weekend, Jan. 28-30

 

Hazen Meade is Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Courtesy Hazen Meade/Special Olympics Canada.

Island athlete named Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year

Campbell River’s “Blazin’” Hazen Meade receives national honour

 

Canada’s Danielle Dorris checks her time after winning a gold medal in the women’s 50m butterfly at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Sept.3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Paralympic Committee-Scott Grant

Canadian teen Danielle Dorris wins Paralympic gold and sets world record

Danielle Dorris captured a gold medal in the 50-metre butterfly at the Tokyo Paralympics

Canada’s Danielle Dorris checks her time after winning a gold medal in the women’s 50m butterfly at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Sept.3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Paralympic Committee-Scott Grant
Anne Evans (right) is the 2020 President’s Award winner for Special Olympics BC. (PHOTO COURTESY SPECIAL OLYMPICS BC)

Port Alberni’s Anne Evans awarded by Special Olympics BC

Longtime volunteer coordinator recognized with the 2020 President’s Award

Anne Evans (right) is the 2020 President’s Award winner for Special Olympics BC. (PHOTO COURTESY SPECIAL OLYMPICS BC)
Betty Coleman is passing the torch virtually this year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

Betty Coleman is passing the torch virtually this year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Lucas Bell of Port Alberni performs a routine during the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John, BC, in February 2020. (NICOLE BRADLEY PHOTOGRAPHY)

Port Alberni’s Special Olympics skaters earn medals at BC Winter Games

BC Winter Games took place from Feb. 20–23 in Fort St. John

Lucas Bell of Port Alberni performs a routine during the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John, BC, in February 2020. (NICOLE BRADLEY PHOTOGRAPHY)
Maurice Bernier competes in the Invitational Bowling Tournament in Port Alberni in November 2019. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni bowler proves that age is just a number

Maurice Bernier will be the oldest athlete at the Special Olympics nationals in Thunder Bay

Maurice Bernier competes in the Invitational Bowling Tournament in Port Alberni in November 2019. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Mount Arrowsmith Skating Club is sending four Special Olympic skaters to the BC Games this weekend in Fort St. John. Clockwise from top left: Alex Bell, Kari Trott, Lucas Bell and Matt Macdonald. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni’s Special Olympic skaters head to BC Winter Games

Four skaters from Port Alberni will head to Fort St. John to…

Mount Arrowsmith Skating Club is sending four Special Olympic skaters to the BC Games this weekend in Fort St. John. Clockwise from top left: Alex Bell, Kari Trott, Lucas Bell and Matt Macdonald. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A fundraiser at Char’s Landing on Saturday, Jan. 25 will support Port Alberni’s Special Olympics athletes. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Party at Char’s Landing raises funds for Port Alberni’s Special Olympics athletes

Fundraiser organized and hosted by Shaw TV’s Nancy Wilmot

  • Jan 22, 2020
A fundraiser at Char’s Landing on Saturday, Jan. 25 will support Port Alberni’s Special Olympics athletes. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Port Alberni ‘Alley Oops’ bowlers headed to the Special Olympics national championships in Charlottetown, PEI include, from left, Maurice (Moe) Bernier, Dawn Mills, Ken Tassie, Louisa Johnny and Ken Rudd. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Alberni bowlers head to Special Olympic nationals in PEI

Alley Oops will compete in Canadian finals for five-pin bowling

Port Alberni ‘Alley Oops’ bowlers headed to the Special Olympics national championships in Charlottetown, PEI include, from left, Maurice (Moe) Bernier, Dawn Mills, Ken Tassie, Louisa Johnny and Ken Rudd. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO