National Games

Special Olympics Canada hosts National Games every two years, alternating between summer and winter. Athletes from across Canada compete in various sports over the course of a week with the goal of achieving personal bests and in some cases, the opportunity to be named to be part of Team Canada for the proceeding World Games.


2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games- Thunder Bay, Ontario

The next National Games will bein Thunder Bay, Ontario and will have 8 sports: alpine skiing, 5-pin bowling, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing and speed skating. 

Check out the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games media release and the 


Do you want to be part of making an amazing athlete experience and help build the legacy of Team Alberta?  


We are taking applications for Team Alberta 2020 positions and applications are now open. You can be part of Team Alberta 2020 that will be competing in the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay, Ontario. 


Apply to be part of Team Alberta 2020

Team Alberta 2020 Volunteer Application


The Deadline for Applications is:
  • Team Manager - November 14, 2018
  • Mission Staff / Head Coaches - November 14, 2018
  • Associate Coaches - February 1, 2019

For more information on the job descriptions, please review the following detailed descriptions: 




As part of Team Alberta, please be sure you will be available for the following dates:

Head Coach & Mission Meeting - May 3 - 5, 2019
Full Team Training Camp - May 31 - June 2, 2019

Sport Specific Camps - September 2019-January 2020
Coach & Mission Meeting - January 31 - February 2, 2020
National Winter Games (proposed dates) - February 25 - 29, 2020