Back At It Again with those Sports

2017 Special Olympics Fall Start
Get sporty with Special Olympics Alberta

The excitement is brewing with in cities and towns across the province. Thousands of athletes are gearing up to start up their sport programs and dedicate a year in improving their skills or discover a new sport to fall in love in. 

 “Special Olympics made me feel super good about myself. It has increased my self-confidence and I've made lots of new friends.”- Candace Ames, Special Olympics athlete from Camrose

Our research shows that Special Olympics athletes experience many health and lifestyle benefits in comparison to other individuals with an intellectual disability: 

  • 10% fewer athletes who are obese or overweight 
  • 20% fewer athletes with an anxiety disorders
  • Improved lifespan, and significantly improved overall health for Special Olympics athletes
  • 16% higher employment rate 

Communities across the province are kicking off the new season with a fun registration day in their community. 

Get sporty with Special Olympics and register to be an athlete, coach or volunteer!

#SOSporty2017 #ChoosetoInclude

Date Community Details
August 26 Lakeland  Lakeland Registration Day
Location: J.J. Parr Sports Centre, Kingsway Ave. Cold Lake, in the arena on 4 wing
  Leduc Leduc Registration Day
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Leduc Lanes, 102, 5910 50 St. 
  Edmonton  Edmonton Registration Day
1 p.m. -3 p.m.
Location: Central Lions Senior Centre, 11113 113 St.  
September 6  Camrose   Camrose Registration Day
5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Camrose Recreation Centre (Lobby), 4512 53 St.
  Wetaskiwin  Wetaskiwin Registration Day
6 p.m.
By-the-Lake Park, 56 Ave, Wetaskiwin
September 7 Lakeland Lakeland Registration Day
4 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Location: Centennial Centre, 4343 50 Ave, Unit 1003, Bonnyville
  Camrose  Camrose Awareness
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Location: Camrose Community Centre, Fieldhouse, 4516 54 St.
  Whitecourt   Whitecourt Registration Day
Allan and Jean Millar Centre 58 Sunset Blvd, Whitecourt
September 9 Calgary  Calgary Registration Day
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Calgary Heritage Christian Academy, 2003 McKnight Blvd NE
September 12 Airdrie Airdrie Registration Day
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Cam Clark Ford Airdrie, 1001 Highland Park Blvd
  Strathcona County

Strathcona County Registration Day

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Location:  Robin Hood Association, 141 Broadway Blvd, Sherwood Park, AB

September 14 Airdrie  Airdrie Registration Day
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Cam Clark Ford Airdrie, 1001 Highland Park Blvd
September 16 Grande Prairie  Grande Prairie Registration Day
12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Muskoseepi Park Pavilion, 102 Ave., Grande Prairie
  St. Albert  St. Albert Registration Day
For more information contact 
  Medicine Hat  Medicine Hat Registration Day
2 p.m.
The Elks on Riverside, 305 3 St. NW, Medicine Hat
September 20 Red Deer  Red Deer Registration Day
4 p.m.-7 p.m. 
Elks Lodge, 6315 Horn St. (Highland Green Shopping Centre)

 If your community is not listed with an event, be sure you contact your local community to start your fall with Special Olympics! 

Check out your local community