Stories

Sharing the joy of sport

Special Olympics has received many incredible stories from people whose lives have been changed and enriched through sport, friendship, fun and mentorship. Some of those people have been kind enough to share their stories with you.

Visit our photo and video galleries featuring our athletes, coaches, and volunteers.

Brian McNab up to bat for Sobeys
Prince Edward Island’s Brian McNab, 47, has been a Special Olympics athlete for 15 years, competing in softball and floor hockey. He’s also one of...
Brandon and his fathers
In honour of all dads everywhere, we’re sharing Brandon Vansickle’s inspiring story about how his neighbours, turned Dads, turned Special Olympics...
Jackie Barrett competes at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015.
Jackie Barrett competes at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Canadian Powerlifter Jackie Barrett is making history as the first-ever...
Diversity and Inclusion Infographics Series
In the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, Special Olympics Canada committed to focusing on long-lasting organizational change that goes beyond simply changing...
Glenn Cundari hugs one of his SO Team Canada golfers.
SO Team Canada 2019 head golf coach Glenn Cundari hugs athlete Emma Bittorf at World Games. North Bay’s Glenn Cundari was introduced to Special...
Position Title: Manager, Coach and Volunteer Development Organization: Special Olympics Canada Reports to: Director, Athlete and Coach Development...
leaving a legacy gift
Manitoba’s Max Feierstein is a dedicated supporter of Special Olympics – he’s been a volunteer, a board member and is passionate about the future of...
The team from Nova Scotia poses for a photo.
A small group of Special Olympics Canada athletes and coaches have been selected to attend the 2019 Special Olympics Global Youth Leadership Summit in Abu Dhabi March 14 to 18.
Special Olympics Canada Athletes of the Year Tyler Haddad and Ellen MacNearney.
The 2018 Special Olympics Canada Awards Night at Toronto's St. Lawrence Centre on Thursday November 29 was an evening of celebration for athletes,...
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