Wayne Williams

Special Olympics Team BC 2020 Speed Skating Mission Staff
Wayne Williams

When and how did you get involved with Special Olympics?    

2014. I just contacted our Local and wanted to be able to give back to the community, also teach my kids the same by setting an example.

Will this be your first Special Olympics Canada Games? If not, which other National Games were you part of and in what role(s)?  


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

It is an honour to be able to assist the athletes to achieve their personal best, at such a high level in their sport and see the camaraderie at a national level.

What is/are your goal(s) for these National Games?

To help each athlete reach their personal best and collectively as a team provide the best support we can.

What is your favourite Special Olympics experience to date?

The Opening Ceremony at the 2019 World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi.

What does competing at National Games mean to your athletes? (or, if this is your first National Games, competition in general)

This is my first National Games and it will test my knowledge, skills, and experience, to allow each athlete to preform their best and have fun doing it.

What storylines are you excited to see develop in your Team BC sport team leading up to the National Games?     

How each athlete supports each other as teammates, to reach their personal best.

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

Try volunteering for one event and you will see how easily you are accepted into their family, and the joy they have for each other and life in general.