Special Olympics Team Canada 2019

Meet B.C.'s members of the national team for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi!

From March 14 to 21, more than 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 177 countries will show the world their amazing abilities at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Special Olympics Team Canada 2019 is comprised of 109 athletes, 37 coaches, and 11 mission staff members from all 12 provincial and territorial SO Chapters. We are cheering for #SOTeamCanada19 and the 11 determined athletes, six dedicated coaches, and three outstanding mission staff from B.C.! Please click here for stories about the SOBC members' journey to Abu Dhabi, and follow our social media accounts for ongoing updates. Meet our inspiring members of Special Olympics Team Canada 2019:

Name Local sport role
Patrick Reid Victoria 10-pin bowling Athlete
Linda Renner Prince George 10-pin bowling Athlete
April Armstrong Burnaby Athletics Athlete
Malcolm Borsoi Surrey Athletics Athlete
Sheryl Jakubowski Fort St. John Athletics Athlete
Arianna Phillips Nanaimo Athletics Athlete
Tom Norton Abbotsford Athletics Head Coach
Peter De Marchi Burnaby
(Hometown: Vancouver)
Athletics Coach
David Wilkinson Kelowna Bocce Head Coach
Kyle Grummett Kelowna 
(Hometown: West Kelowna)
Golf Athlete
Erin Thom Cranbrook Golf Athlete
John Matthews Kelowna Golf Coach/Caddie
Misty Pagliaro Kelowna Golf Coach/Caddie
George Maclagan Campbell River Powerlifting Coach
Jean Tetarenko Victoria Soccer Mission Staff
John Canning Surrey // recently moved to Penticton Swimming Athlete
Genny Verge Sunshine Coast
(Hometown: Sechelt)
Swimming Athlete
Kelsey Wyse Kelowna Swimming Athlete
Donna Bilous Region 3 Coordinator
(Hometown: Abbotsford)
Swimming Mission Staff
Darren Inouye Region 5 Coordinator
(Hometown: Burnaby)
Swimming Mission Staff