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.
|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
|David Wilkinson||Kelowna||Bocce||Head Coach|
(Hometown: West Kelowna)
|Golf||Athlete||Schedule & results|
|Erin Thom||Cranbrook||Golf||Athlete||Schedule & results|
|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
|Swimming||Athlete||Schedule & results|
|Kelsey Wyse||Kelowna||Swimming||Athlete||Schedule & results|
|Donna Bilous||Region 3 Coordinator
|Darren Inouye||Region 5 Coordinator
Tons of World Games coverage on TSN! Full details at www.tsn.ca/specialolympics
- ESPN's World Games highlight reel captures Special Olympics athletes showing the world what is possible through hard work, strength, perseverance and courage - including Arianna Phillips at 1:03!
- Linda Renner's accomplishments celebrated by Prince George Matters here and here
- CHEK News highlights the achievements of Patrick Reid and Arianna Phillips
- Kelsey Wyse and Kyle Grummett celebrated by Castanet.net