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Peter and Doug
The 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games are only four days away and Special Olympics Alberta – Vegreville athletes Doug Hopper and Peter...
Tyler Larson
Blink and you will miss him skating by you. Tyler Larson is a 16-year-old speed skater who has been competing with Special Olympics Alberta – Red Deer...
Philip Mullen
From the moment fresh snow hits the ground you can find Philip Mullen grabbing his gear and preparing for a day on the ski hill. The 24-year-old...
Braylon Hyggen
Sometimes all it takes is one event, one moment, to understand the impact you can have by helping others and for Constable Braylon Hyggen, that “a-ha”...
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Francene Scott is a 37-year-old athlete who competes with Special Olympics Alberta-Grande Prairie and was the recipient of the 2018 Athlete Spirit...
Josh Petrone
If there is a story to be found Josh Petrone is always ready to get the inside scoop. Josh is an invaluable member of the Special Olympics Alberta...
Jodi Flanagan
It is hard to imagine the progress of Special Olympics Alberta (SOA) over the past 28 years without Jodi Flanagan and her impact as a coach and...
Brenda Friesen
Thank you to everyone who entered their amazing artwork into the annual holiday card contest. This year’s winner was Brenda Friesen and her drawing...
Emma Bittorf
Walking up to the tee, Emma Bittorf is preparing for her first shot of the round. She looks down the fairway and smiles because today is going to be a...
Amanda and Nikki
Athletes, coaches, and volunteers frequently use the word “family” when describing Special Olympics and for Nikki Gossmann the words are...