Tracey Melesko

Special Olympics Team BC 2020: Cross-Country Skiing
Tracey Melesko

Special Olympics BC Local:




When and how did you get involved with Special Olympics?

I got involved in 1988. It was a teacher who got me started. 

Will these be your first Special Olympics Canada Games? If not, which other National Games did you compete in, and in what sports?

I've been to four Nationals for summer and five Nationals for winter.

What were your results in the 2019 Special Olympics BC Winter Games? How did you feel about your performance?

I got three golds. I felt pretty good because I had never done a 10 km classic before. 

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

Representing B.C. and having fun. 

What is your goal for these National Games?

My goal is to get a personal best. 

What does competing at National Games mean to you?

I get to compete against the other provinces.

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

Doing all the training for it. 

What is your favourite Special Olympics experience to date?

Going to National and World Games. 

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

Go and try it out, it’s good fun. 

What other Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Biking and hiking. 

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

I’m a twin, I'm the best trash talker on the team, and my nickname is Mom. 

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

Great leader.