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.

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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...
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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Phylicia George with the North York Jets Track Team. Special Olympics athletes in Toronto were thrilled to have the opportunity to train with...
Catriona Le May Doan participated in the medal ceremony at the Summer Games. From July 31 to August 4, more than 1,000 athletes competed at the...
Champions Network Founder Mark Tewksbury enjoys a Special Olympics Donut with six-year-old Alma. Special Olympics Canada’s first-ever Day of Inclusion...