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 Harold Cornish accepts position
of Team Manager for
2016 National Winter Games in Newfoundland


Special Olympics Ontario is proud to announce that Harold Cornish of Collingwood has accepted the position of Team Manager for Team Ontario going to the 2016 National Winter Games.

Harold retired from the Edmonton Police Service in 2004 to assume the role as Executive Director of the Kids Up Front Foundation.  Shortly after moving to Collingwood in 2007, Harold landed an opportunity to work in the 2009 Ontario Winter Games office.  Harold has been with Special Olympics Ontario since 2010 as the Volunteer Coordinator for Collingwood & District.

Harold has participated in several regional and provincial Games and was the Head Coach of the C Division Gold Medal Basketball Team at the 2014 National Summer Games.  Harold recently shared the duties of the Central District Team Manager at the 2015 Provincial Winter Games in North Bay.

Congratulations Harold!





The Provincial Winter Games took place in North Bay on January 29 - February 1 and hosted over 425 athletes, coaches and mission staff from across the province. Hard work, persererence and determination was shown by all competing athletes as their coaches, family and friends cheered them on in their respected sporting event.

Congratulations to all the athletes that participated in the Provincial Winter Games! The Games serve as a qualifying event for the 2016 National Winter Games which will be held in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. 

Special Olympics athletes competed in a variety of winter sporting competitions during these Games: 

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Curling
  • Figure Skating
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Speed Skating

The City of North Bay and the North Bay Police Service hosted a Winter Games that all will remember for years to come! Thank you to all our sponsors and partners for supporting the Winter Games and all particpating athletes. The event would not be a great success if it was not for the tremendous effort of the volunteers who took part in these Winter Games!

For results and photos, please visit the Winter Games website:


 A Thank You note from Glenn MacDonell, President & CEO
Published in the North Bay Nugget - Saturday, February 7th, 2015


Every 1 in 500 walks away a WINNER!

The Knights of Columbus Charity Foundation Annual Lottery is on its way! Special Olympics Ontario is proud to be one of the beneficiaries for 2015. There are over 1,000 prizes available including a Grand Prize of $250,000 cash!

You can pick up your tickets today at your local Knights of Columbus Council. Please visit to find the local council near you or contact Anna Kocmarek by email: or call Toll Free: 1-800-759-0959.

You can also stop by at the Special Olympics Ontario Office on 65 Overlea Blvd, Suite 200, Toronto between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday to purchase tickets.

The final draw will take place July 16th, 2015 at the International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto - get your tickets today for your chance to win and show your support.

The raffle tickets will make GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS!

Click here to view poster (PDF) 

2015 Floor Hockey Provincial Championships


Special Olympics Ontario is proud to announce the teams that will be attending the 2015 Special Olympics Ontario Floor Hockey Provincial Championships. The Championships will be held in Ottawa from May 7-9, 2015 and will host over 360 athletes and coaches from across the province. It is a qualifying event for the 2016 National Winter Games which will be held in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

For more information about the 2015 Special Olympics Ontario Floor Hockey Provincial Championships, please click here.

Congratulations to all selected teams! Please click on the link below to see the complete list.

Click here for the Team List 

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