SO Team Canada 2023

Congrats to B.C.'s 22 terrific members of #SOTeamCanada23 who gave their all at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin June 17 to 25!
Tyra Flukinger dribbling and driving forward
#SOTeamCanada23 basketball player Tyra Flukinger of Kamloops and teammates are #UnbeatableTogether!

Special Olympics BC is so proud of the 15 dedicated athletes and seven volunteer coaches and mission staff on Special Olympics Team Canada 2023! Here's all the info on #SOTeamCanada23 members from B.C.!

B.C. team member results and Profiles

B.C. team member photos

More stories about SOBC's members of #SOTeamCanada23

#SOTeamCanada23 homepage

TSN 2023 World Games broadcast & livestream schedule

All #SOTeamCanada23 photos

2023 SO World Summer Games homepage


“I feel empowered, honoured just to be picked for the first time ever Special Olympics Team Canada women’s basketball team,” Special Olympics BC – Kamloops athlete Tyra Flukinger says. “It is probably one of the most enjoyable moments I’ve had in my life, but it’s hard being away from my three children. Really, really hard. But I keep going for them.”



Media coverage

“My goal is simple as always — just give it all I have and more. Just showing people we can all do these things if we dedicate ourselves.”

-Kamloops Powerlifter Ryan Kealey

Watch Jolyn Watts and coach Mike Riddalls interviewed by SOBC – Port Alberni Athlete Reporter Crystal Rousseau!


Join the movement

Change lives, including yours, by getting involved with the Special Olympics BC sport, youth, and health programs across our province!




Special Olympics Team Canada 2023 members from B.C. pose and smile in the marshalling area before the 2023 World Games Opening Ceremony