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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Canadian skier Brian Stemmle poses for a photo with Special Olympics athletes at LIMITLESS 2017. As Canadian celebrities and influencers, you inspire...
Special Olympics athletes from North America at the Global Athlete Congress.
Three Special Olympics Canada athletes have returned from the Global Athlete Congress in the Dominican Republic with new skills, confidence and ready...
Rick Lucy receives his award at the LETR International Conference.
A number of Canadian law enforcement officials were recognized for their outstanding support of Special Olympics in Canada at the Law Enforcement...
Last year's winners pose with their awards at the 2017 event. Special Olympics Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Special...
Athlete Leaders hold up certificates.
The Athlete Leadership Program (ALP) instills confidence in Special Olympics athletes to further their voice in all aspects of their lives, allowing...
Michael Jacques_SOC
If you haven’t already, check out Special Olympics athlete, Sobeys employee and published author Michael Jacques’ book! Michael a young adult with...
CALC athletes
Special Olympics Canada is very excited to announce that 3 members of the Canadian Athlete Leadership Council have been selected to represent Canada...
Johnathan
Special Olympics have been a part of Jonathan’s life since 2001. He became a floor hockey coach in Quebec, which allowed him to take part in National...
Shirley Miller
Shirley Miller hails from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador. She first started volunteer with Special Olympics in 2007 and hasn’t looked...
Lew Champion
Originally becoming involved with Special Olympics as a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics PEI, Lew quickly realized his calling...