Special Olympics Canada | Olympiques Spéciaux Canada
12 floor hockey players

were brought to Chicago by Harold Smith to represent Canada at the first International Special Olympics in 1968

50 per cent

of Special Olympics athletes work. They are 5 times more likely to work than adults with an intellectual disability not enrolled in Special Olympics.

Team Canada

In case you missed it…

Day 2 of the Games was one for the record books! Team Newfoundland and Labrador athlete Jackie Barrett, broke a provincial record in Powerlifting! Jackie squatted an astounding 607 lbs (275.5 kgs)! Toronto Maple Leaf and Special O supporter, Jake Gardiner, showed Special Olympics Ontario athletes he’s not just a great hockey player. Gardiner broke out the soccer ball and demonstrated his fancy footwork yesterday with some soccer players from Special Olympics Ontario. Great to see everyone not only competing hard, but having fun!