SOBC Provincial Challenge Games

Congratulations to everyone who accepted the challenge to compete and connect with the #SOBCChallengeGames!

Closing Celebrations

Virtual Closing Ceremony June 23

The Challenge Games Closing Ceremony will be hosted by SOBC Athlete Input Council Chairman Matthew Williams on June 23 at 6:30 p.m. PT!

Tune in on SOBC's Facebook Page or right here:

If you can't join us live, recordings will be available here after for all to enjoy!

Virtual Victory Dance June 24

The Victory Dance will be hosted on Zoom on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. PT!

All registered SOBC Challenge Games participants will receive the Zoom link for the Victory Dance on the email address with which they registered.

Please click here to request a song or download a Zoom background or printable sign!

If you're a supporter who would like to join the party, please click here to register.

 

See and Share Your Pics

 

Leaderboard

Leaderboards are updated weekly on Wednesdays!

SOBC Provincial Challenge Games Leaderboard.

 

We're also excited to celebrate the school groups who have been getting involved in the SOBC Challenge Games! They are teaming up with their Regions, and their points are being counted separately so we can have some exciting inter-school competition as well! 

SOBC PCG School Leaderboard.

 

Weekly Prize Winners – Week 7

Athletes

Region 1 – Caren McAndrew
Region 2 – Joshua Trudell
Region 3 – Amy Nelson
Region 4 – Kelsey Thomson
Region 5 – Jimmy Trinh
Region 6 – Shayne Blandin
Region 7 – Bradley Sankey
Region 8 – Dara Watson
Schools – Emma Doucette

Training Group Leaders 

Ray Huson | Savina Singh | Patricia Milne | Sherry Wright | Janice Chan | Denise Cunningham | Barb Van Zoeren

 

Challenges Completed

Here are the calendars of daily activity and wellness challenges that the 800-plus competitors completed:

Additional activity ideas were found in the lists below! 

Physical activity ideas

 

Health and Wellness activity ideas

 

Celebrity Honorary Coaches

Provincial sport celebrities have generously stepped forward to help cheer for and motivate the SOBC Challenge Games athletes! We’re so grateful for the support of Challenge Games Honorary Head Coach Rick Campbell of the BC Lions. We’re also delighted to announce the Regional Honorary Coaches:

Sincere thanks to these Honorary Coaches who are graciously giving their time to join team pep rallies and share motivational messages!

 

Opening Ceremony

Please click here to watch the replay!

 

Share Your #SOBCChallengeGames Spirit

Let's spread the spirit by showing the Challenge Games torch around towns throughout our province! Share your torch snap for a chance to be featured in Special Olympics BC's social media or in Games ceremonies!

  1. Please click here to download the printable torch or here for the digital version for your device
  2. Click a pic of you with the torch!
  3. Upload your picture here, or send to SOBC's Megan Pollock by email at megan@specialolympics.bc.ca or text at 604-737-3077
Represent your Region with pride with these fun Facebook profile picture frames!

Represent your Region with pride with these Facebook profile picture frames!

Click here to learn how to add a frame to your Facebook profile picture. Search for "SOBC Challenge Games" and choose your Region!

 

Resources

In-person training

Any Locals that would like to offer small in-person training opportunities, including Provincial Challenge Games training group activities, can do so following the current Return to Sport requirements. Challenge Games training groups must submit the Program Application before doing any in-person exercise activities. 

Physical distancing MUST be practiced in all in-person activities. Participants must stay 3 metres/10 feet apart while training, and 2 metres/6 feet apart when entering and leaving facilities.

PackageS for Offline Participants

If you’re a training group leader working with athletes who are not online, you can ask SOBC to mail packages to them. Please contact SOBC Sport Manager Helen Cheung by email at hcheung@specialolympics.bc.ca or on cell at 604-737-3055. If you would like to print pieces yourself, below are all the components of the package.

June

May

Technical package

Any coaches, administrative volunteers, family members, or Special Olympics BC supporters can get involved as Training Group Leaders, supporting athletes to compete their challenges and help their Regional team chase top spot in the province! Check out the technical package with all the details!

Grab your technical package 

School package

Schools can easily get involved – visit the school package for all the details and registration info!

Read the school package

Spread the word

Everyone can help spread the word using Challenge Games social media and email graphics!

Get the graphics

Add an #SOBCChallengeGames frame to your Facebook profile picture! Click here and search SOBC Challenge Games!

Volunteer Town Hall Meeting

April 13 event that covered some FAQs and fantastic points by volunteers gearing up for the SOBC Challenge Games.

Watch here

Technology tips

 

Regional Team Contacts

Region

Chef de Mission

SOBC Community Development Staff

1

Joanne Thom
joanne@dunloptrucks.com

 

Melainie Hatt
mhatt@specialolympics.bc.ca

2

Susan Foisy 
Susan.foisy02@gmail.com

Leanne Kelly
lkelly@specialolympics.bc.ca

3

Mark Schnurr 
region3sobc@gmail.com

Chelsea Rogers 
crogers@specialolympics.bc.ca

4

Peter De Marchi 
petercdemarchi@gmail.com

5

Darren Inouye 
darren@sobcregion5.ca

6

Jason Yan 
region6sobc@gmail.com

Michelle Cruickshank 
Mcruickshank@specialolympics.bc.ca

7

Tina Giesbrecht 
tgiesbrecht.specialO@gmail.com

8

Alexandra Orser 
alexandraorser@gmail.com