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

42,565 children, youth & adults

with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics programs.

Team Canada

Opening Ceremonies Recap

The Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games have officially begun! With remarks from the Mayor of Corner Brook, Charles Pender, MP Judy Foote, Chair of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Canada, Mike Lamontagne and Len Moores, Chair of the Games Organizing Commitee, the Opening Ceremonies were a resounding success. Kicking off with an incredible parade of athletes and featuring performances from Sherman Downey, Dance Studio West and local legendary band, the Navigators, the Opening Ceremonies were capped off with members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run from across Canada lighting the cauldron to signify the official start of the Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games. In case you missed the incredible show, you can relive the magic of the Opening Ceremonies here!