Thousands of Special Olympics BC athletes, volunteers, and sponsors help to inspire greatness within our organization and within our community. Special Olympics BC is proud to recognize the exceptional contributions and achievements of SOBC athletes, volunteers, and sponsors through our five annual awards!
The 2020 Special Olympics BC award winners and nominees were announced in daily virtual ceremonies from July 13 to 17. Watch all the ceremonies below, and please join us in congratulating the deserving winners and nominees!
SOBC Spirit of Sport Award virtual ceremony:
Congratulations to 2020 SOBC Spirit of Sport Award winner Roy Stephens of SOBC – Kelowna! Please click here to read more about Roy.
SOBC President's Award virtual ceremony:
Congratulations to 2020 SOBC President's Award winner Anne Evans of SOBC – Port Alberni! Please click here to read more about Anne.
SOBC Howard Carter Award virtual ceremony:
Congratulations to 2020 SOBC Howard Carter Award winner Misty Pagliaro of SOBC – Kimberley/Cranbrook! Please click here to read more about Misty.
SOBC Grassroots Coach Award virtual ceremony:
Congratulations to 2020 SOBC Grassroots Coach Award winners Rod Cowie and Rita Wares of SOBC – Vancouver! Please click here to read more about Rita and Rod.
SOBC Athletic Achievement Award virtual ceremony:
Congratulations to 2020 SOBC Athletic Achievement Award winner Tanya Norman of SOBC – Powell River! Please click here to read more about Tanya.
Past award winners and nominees:
- Athletic Achievement Award
- Grassroots Coach Award
- Howard Carter Award
- President's Award
- Spirit of Sport Award
- All registered individuals of Special Olympics BC have the ability to nominate an individual for the President's Award, Howard Carter Award, Spirit of Sport Award, Grassroots Coach Award and/or Athletic Achievement Award.
Note: All nominations must be endorsed by the Local before they are submitted to Provincial Office. In instances where the Local Coordinator is nominated, the Regional Coordinator and/or other executive members can endorse the application.
- Special Olympics BC will only require two contact names (including name, phone number and e-mail address) to be written at the end of the nomination form in the space provided. These individuals will then be contacted by the Awards selection committee for further information on the shortlisted candidates.
- All awards submitted will be held over for one additional year, if requested by the nominator.
If you have any questions about SOBC awards, please contact Leanne Kelly by email or by phone at 778-581-0511.