Special Olympics Canada News

Braylon poses for a photo at Cora's restaurant for a Cops and Crepes event with another officer and two Special Olympics athletes
May, 2020
In 2010, I was asked to participate in a community LETR run. I honestly didn’t know what LETR or Special Olympics was about at that time, but I enjoyed running, so I said yes. I started volunteering and meeting local athletes. The athletes always had huge smiles on their faces and the happiness was contagious.
Volunteer Melissa Tobin smiles for a photo with an athlete on a soccer field.
April, 2020
When Melissa Tobin started Medical School last year, she didn’t even question continuing her role as a Special Olympics swim coach. Although the 23-year-old knew her first year studying medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland was a major time commitment, Monday night swim practice was just as important.
Athletes stand for a photo with WWE star Becky Lynch
April, 2020
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Martin McSween poses for a photo with his ski team.
April, 2020
Alberta’s Martin McSween was introduced to Special Olympics 30 years ago while working at a group home for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Drumheller.
A young volunteer takes a selfie with an athlete on a sunny day
April, 2020
Special Olympics Saskatchewan coach Jill Dobbin started volunteering in Kindersley when she was just 11-years-old. Today, the now 15-year-old acts as assistant coach for her local bowling and athletics teams.
A group of two softball teams pose for a team photo on a baseball diamond
April, 2020
I volunteer for ME! The pure joy and love of life experienced through interacting with our athletes is unmatched anywhere else.