Reid Demelo

Special Olympics Team BC 2020: Speed Skating
Reid Demelo

Special Olympics BC Local:



Port Moody

When and how did you get involved with Special Olympics?

About eight years ago when I was 10. 

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?

Three gold medals and one bronze medal.

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

I get to travel with my teammates and coaches. I'm very excited but also nervous. 

What is your goal for these National Games?

To get more gold and silver and less bronze. 

What does competing at National Games mean to you?

It's going to be fun, new and different. 

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

My coaches and Sunday practices at the rink.

What is your favourite Special Olympics experience to date?

Playing pitcher for my softball team.

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

It's fun, lots of good sports and the coaches are great. 

What other Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Basketball, soccer, swimming, track and field, softball, golf, and fitness.

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

I like to hang out with people. I'm very social and I like to make people laugh. 

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