SOBC athletes to show their skills at 2022 BC Games and Canada Games

Athletes Jesse, Thomas, and Zak in a track race
Jesse Thibeault, Thomas Rak, and Zack Thibeault will be among the SOBC athletes competing with pride in the 2022 BC and Canada Games.

This summer, Special Olympics BC athletes will have a wonderful opportunity to compete and show their skills alongside top young athletes from across the country. Special Olympics BC athletes will compete in athletics and swimming at the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George and 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara!

These Games are separate from Special Olympics Games. They give SOBC athletes chance to shine in front of their peers from generic sports, and gain experience at major competitions. 

SOBC athletes have been showcasing their skills in the generic BC Games for 20 years.

Both the Canada Games and BC Games offer valuable external competition opportunities for SOBC athletes and coaches. Special Olympics athletes from across the country compete in Special Olympics sport divisions, and they give their all as members of provincial and regional teams alongside generic athletes, sharing great team spirit all together.

Please join us in cheering for the SOBC athletes who will show their skills at the 2022 BC Summer Games July 21 to 24, and the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games August 6 to 21!

SOBC roster for 2022 BC Summer Games

First Name Last Name City
Andrea Forbes Smithers
Natasha Phillips Nanaimo
Sandra Malku Richmond 
Hillary Birkett Surrey
Hailey Willie Nanaimo
Danielle Pechet Vernon
Matthew Hender Quesnel
Chad Harder Quesnel
Torben Schuffert Smithers
Zack  Thibeault Surrey
Maxtin  Lengyel Ucluelet
Sash Barbour Nanaimo
Spencer Rourke Prince George
First Name Last Name City
Peter DeMarchi Burnaby
Mike Riddalls Port Alberni
Phoebe Lau Richmond
Sandra Schuffert Smithers
Julia Tkaczyk Vancouver
Jacky Sheng Nanaimo
First Name Last Name City
Jolyn Watts Port Alberni
Kimberley Giesbrecht Port Alberni
Amanda Stewart Parksville
Katie Johnson Surrey
Jennifer Utendale White Rock
Matthew Burns Mission 
Paul Potma Mission
Witchy Meza Del Angel Coquitlam
Sammy Langthorne Burnaby
Jamie Barisoff Chilliwack 
Nicholas Hui Burnaby
Simon Vanderloo New Westminster
Sebastien Thomas Port Alberni
Adam Friesen Abbotsford
Brandon Mouangsouvanh Abbotsford
Brodie Stevens Parksville
First Name Last Name City
Megan Owens Chilliwack 
Wilson Wong Vancouver
Eric Valihrach Abbotsford
Barbara Giesbrecht Port Alberni
Julia Tkaczyk Vancouver


SOBC roster for 2022 Canada Summer Games


April Armstrong, Burnaby
Olivia Neuman, Surrey
Thomas Rak, Surrey
Jesse Thibeault, Surrey
Coach: Tom Norton, Abbotsford
Participant Assistant: Ailey Jarvis, Vancouver


Hailey Borowski, Gibsons
Justin King, Mission
Bonnie-Jean Shade, Campbell River
Ramon Siytangco, Vancouver
Coach: Aaron Leontowich, Kamloops
Participant Assistant: Michelle Cruickshank, Nanaimo


Join us in cheering all of them on! Stay tuned to SOBC's website and social media for coverage of their successes!