Every year Special Olympics Saskatchewan honors the remarkable individuals and groups that have made a significant impact on our programs. We celebrate the achievement of these members through our annual awards listed below:

  • Athlete of the Year - recognizes an athlete who has demonstrated significant personal and athletic growth.
  • Team of the Year - presented to a Team that has had outstanding contribution/participation throughout the Program Year.
  • Coach of the Year - presented to a coach who has contributed greatly to the development of their sport, displayed outstanding leadership and coaching skills, and has shown commitment to the advancement of their sport within Special Olympics.
  • Jr. Coach/Volunteer of the Year -  presented to a youth coach or volunteer (age 25 and under) who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and contributed to the development of sport in Special Olympics.
  • Volunteer of the Year -  presented to a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to Special Olympics within their community
  • Unsung Hero Award - presented to a volunteer who works ‘behind the scenes,’ consistently going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the smooth operation of their program and the enjoyment of all athletes involved.
  • Shining Star Award -  presented to an athlete who exemplifies the Spirit of Special Olympics.
  • Honorary Life Member -  presented to long time members of Special Olympics Saskatchewan who have made extraordinary contributions to our organization.
  • Athlete Lifetime Dedication Award -  presented to a long-standing athlete who has best exemplified the spirit, philosophy and goals of Special Olympics Saskatchewan and the Special Olympics movement over the course of their career.
  • Bob Pedde Memorial Award - awarded to an individual or group who has shown outstanding dedication and contributions to Special Olympics Saskatchewan.
  • Saskatchewan LETR Outstanding Service Award Nominee- This award recognizes the achievements of a Saskatchewan LETR volunteer that has exemplified the true meaning of the LETR mission in spirit, dedication and enthusiasm.


If you have any questions about the nomination process, contact Jaret Dezotell @ or 306-780-9450.

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