Derek Trainor

Special Olympics Team BC 2020: 5-pin bowling
Derek Trainor

Special Olympics BC Local:

Chilliwack

Hometown:

Chilliwack

When and how did you get involved with Special Olympics?

In 1993 when I lived in Ontario, from a newspaper clipping.

Will these be your first Special Olympics Canada Games? If not, which other National Games did you compete in, and in what sports?

No, this will be my seventh. I competed in speed skating in Calgary, Ottawa, P.E.I. and Quebec, 5-pin bowling in Saskatchewan and track and field in Manitoba.

What were your results in the 2019 Special Olympics BC Winter Games? How did you feel about your performance?

I won three gold medals for team, high single and high triple.

What does it mean to you to be part of Special Olympics Team BC 2020?

Proud to represent B.C.

What is your goal for these National Games?

To win gold.

What does competing at National Games mean to you?

It gives me self confidence and pride.

What do you like most about the sport you will compete in at National Games?

Getting turkeys, good scores and the atmosphere of the different bowling alleys.

What is your favourite Special Olympics experience to date?

Going to the 2005 World Games in Japan and representing Canada.

What would you tell someone about Special Olympics to encourage them to get involved?

It's lots of fun. It is good for your self esteem, and you meet new people.

What other Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

None. 

Please tell us a little bit more about yourself! What else would you like people to know about you?

I am a really fun person. I work at a restaurant. I enjoy walking the trails in Chilliwack for exercise.

What is one word you would use to describe yourself? :)

Amazing.