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Do you have a story about a Special Olympics athlete, coach or volunteer you want to share?
Are you a volunteer that would like to share an outstanding moment that you've been a part of?

Share your stories and photo with Kiefer (ksutherland@specialolympics.ab.ca) to be featured on the website, newsletter and social media

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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...
Mackenzie Narbonne 1
As she steps into the circle, Team Alberta’s Mackenzie Narbonne is focused and ready to throw the shot. The 24-year-old Narbonne started competing in...
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 to...
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. The Melissa Road Race, described as the...