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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…

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…

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…

Amanda and Nikki

Athletes, coaches, and volunteers frequently use the word “family” when describing Special Olympics and for Nikki Gossmann the words are…

Mackenzie Narbonne 1

As she steps into the circle, Team Alberta’s Mackenzie Narbonne is focused and…

Wilma Shim 1

“Go for it! Once you start, you will never leave - I speak from experience.” – Wilma Shim, Special Olympics Alberta Board Chair on coaches looking…

Candice Bagan at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games

In 1998 Candice Bagan signed up for Special Olympics, diving right into a number of the offered sports including floor hockey, soccer, bowling,…

Melissa Road Race 1

Another year, another personal best for Jenny Murray who recently completed the 2018 Melissa Road Race.…

Pat Enns

“A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.” – John Wooden

Special Olympics Alberta has…