Special Olympics Alberta celebrates and recognizes the outstanding athletes, volunteers, coaches, schools and communities who drive the movement in our province.
- Do you know an athlete who has had an outstanding year?
- Is there a team in your community that has displayed strong team work, excellent sportsmanship and achieved success at either the local, regional or provincial level?
- Do you know someone who is looked up to by the athletes they coach?
- Do you know a long-time volunteer who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding contributions and grass roots development?
Tell us about them! Click on the award below to submit an award nomination.
2017 Award Recipients
- FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Sarah McCarthy (Calgary)
- MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Connor Bissett (Whitecourt)
- FEMALE COACH OF THE YEAR: Marsha Bredeson (Red Deer)
- MALE COACH OF THE YEAR: Ryan Barberio (Calgary)
- TEAM OF THE YEAR: West Central Lightning Floor Hockey
- VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP AWARD: Warrn Pattison (Edmonton)
- ATHLETE SPIRIT AWARD: Rachel Clark (Lethbridge)
- RISING STAR VOLUNTEER AWARD: Marlene Bell (Whitecourt)
- LETR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS AWARD: Const. Amanda Trenchard (Edmonton)
- UNIFIED SCHOOL: Bert Church High School (Airdrie)
- LETR COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD: West Central
- MURRAY KOCH YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: West Central