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Change lives, including your own, with Special Olympics BC's year-round sports programs for people with intellectual disabilities!
The headline "Let's get back in the game" next to a picture of powerlifting athletes Joanne and Lisa standing on a podium side by side, smiling and embracing each other


With strong safety protocols in place, Special Olympics BC communities are reopening all our year-round sport, youth, and health programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities of all ages and a wide range of ability levels.

We need you to join our joyful community!


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Why Special Olympics

Special Olympics BC programs change lives and create inclusive communities throughout our province. Our mission is to offer year-round sports training and competitive opportunities that help adults and children with intellectual disabilities enrich their lives and experience the joy of achievement, acceptance, and friendship.

Seeing Special Olympics athletes and their abilities in the spotlight opens hearts and minds to create more inclusive communities.

More than 4,300 vital volunteers across the province make Special Olympics BC programs possible for our more than 5,200 athletes. And none of the fun, games, and life-changing experiences would be possible without the support of our donors and sponsors.

Join Special Olympics BC and share in the joy.

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Watch Special Olympics BC athlete Bryan's story