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 7,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 200 countries showed 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 so proud of #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 team members, and follow our social media accounts for ongoing updates. 

Team members from B.C.

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

Media coverage

Tons of World Games coverage on TSN! Full details at www.tsn.ca/specialolympics