Special Olympics BC Local:
When and how did you get involved with Special Olympics?
September 2014. I heard about Special Olympics through an employment support agency in Vernon.
Will these be your first Special Olympics Canada Games? If not, which other National Games did you compete in, and in what sports?
What were your results in the 2019 Special Olympics BC Winter Games? How did you feel about your performance?
I competed in snowshoeing. I got the gold in the 100m, bronze in the 200m, and silver in the 4 x 100m relay. I was very, very pleased with my performance, knowing that all my dedication and hard work paid off.
What does it mean to you to be part of Special Olympics Team BC 2020?
I'm excited, proud and honoured to be a part of Team BC 2020! It's a good feeling being accepted for who I am.
What is your goal for these National Games?
To do my best! And move forward to World Games.
What does competing at National Games mean to you?
It's a dream come true. It's a chance to showcase my personal best in a sport I love.
What do you like most about the sport you will compete in at National Games?
Feeling pumped and exhilarated by being in the fresh air and the great outdoors.
What is your favourite Special Olympics experience to date?
Receiving the medals at the 2019 Provincial Winter Games.
What would you tell someone about Special Olympics to encourage them to get involved?
It's a lot of fun, you get to meet a lot of friends and that the exercises make your body feel good.
What other Special Olympics sports do you participate in?
Club Fit, track and field, golf, and powerlifting.
Please tell us a little bit more about yourself! What else would you like people to know about you?
I'm a good friend you can count on. I love all animals (especially horses) and I volunteer at the SPCA. I am creative, and I love gardening, camping, and fishing. I also enjoy my weekly church time with my parents.
What is one word you would use to describe yourself? :)