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2017 Canada Summer Games 

We are pleased to announce the Track and Field team that will be representing Special Olympics Ontario and Team Ontario at the 2017 Canada Summer Games taking place in Winnipeg, MB from July 28 to August 12, 2017.

Congratulations to the following Special Olympics athletes: 

Kristy Alford, Innisfil
Desiree Allan, Orillia
Gaerrisen Freeland, Havelock
Blair Allenson, Kitchener

Coach: Alison Rumball, Newmarket 

The Canada Games is an amazing experience for any athlete. Special Olympics athletes at past Canada Games have produced some amazing results which provided huge point contributions to Team Ontario winning the Canada Games Flag.

We believe these four athletes will have the same contribution to Team Ontario and look forward to seeing them compete against other Special Olympic athletes from across Canada.  


 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship 

The SONA Golf Championship will be taking place from September 29 to October 2, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The tournament will accomodate up to 220 golfers.

Congratulations to the Special Olympics Ontario athlete that will be in attendance! 

Kevin Pritchard, Mississauga
PJ Bolger, Port Colborne
Tessa Trojan, St. Catharines
Kyle Koopman, Hamilton
Eddie Koopman, Hamilton
Tim Goodacre, Hamilton
Kystian Pushka, Hamilton
Jason Scorcia, Brampton
Gregory Murdoch, Arnprior
Aaron Lindsay, Mississauga 
Arthur Rea, Mississauga
Troy Ford King, Mississauga
Justin Crooks, Brampton
Kyle Spearing, Windsor

 

 

 

 2016 Provincial Sports Awards

Congratulations to all recipients! 

 


  CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Special Olympics Ontario Announces the

Third Annual Photo Contest!

  Do you have a great photo of a Special Olympics Ontario athlete, team or event? If so, we would love to see it! From June 6 to August 12, 2016, Special Olympics Ontario will be accepting submissions for the opportunity to see your photograph featured on the front cover of the 2016 Annual Report. For the second and third entries there will be Special Olympics prize packages. The winning image will also be featured on the homepage of our website. Photos are to be submitted via email (photocontest@specialolympicsontario.com). Please see our contest details for more information and guidelines.  We urge you to take part in this amazing opportunity and look forward to receiving your entry.

 

Winner of the 2015 photo contest, submitted by Rob Johnson


We’re excited to see your photo, connect and share your submissions via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, make sure to tag @SOOntario with the hashtag #SOContest2016

 


 

 2016 Provincial Spring Games

Thank you athletes, coaches and volunteers...

It was fantastic! The 2016 Provincial Spring Games are now concluded. Over hundreds of talented and enthusiastic athletes and over 600 volunteers who helped make it happen.

Now you can find:

 

Thank you to all sponsors for helping make a difference in the lives of Special Olympics Ontario athletes. To the Guelph Police Service and Games Committee - thank you for your endless support and dedication put into making these Games one to remember.

And of course, the athletes...the champions! Congratulations on all your achievements. 

 

 


   2016-2017 National Team Program Announced - 
                  2017 World Games, Austria

Special Olympics Ontario is very pleased and proud to announce that athletes, staff and coaches from our Chapter will be well represented at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria.  The Games will take place March 14th – 25th

Special Olympics Team Canada will consist of 110 athletes, 35 mission staff and coaches, 2 team managers and 1 Chef de Mission, and will be competing in 6 different sports in Austria. Team Canada athletes were selected based on their performance at the recent Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. Over 650 Special Olympics athletes from across Canada competed at those Games, vying for a spot on Special Olympics Team.

The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games are the second time a Special Olympics World Games has occurred in Austria, with the first being in 1993. The 2017 Games will be hosted in three main locations throughout Austria; Graz (the second largest city in Austria), Schladming (Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999). The 2017 Games will host over 3,000 athletes and 1,100 coaches from 110 countries and 3,000 volunteers will help ensure the Games are a success. Athletes from across the globe will compete in 9 sport disciplines.

Congratulations to everyone:

Juli Prokopchuk-Brattan – Team Manager
Kirsten Bobbie – Mission Staff
Janet Collins – Head Coach – Figure Skating
Tracey Zwiers – Coach – Figure Skating
Hellaina Rothenburg – Cross Country Skiing
Mark Cullen – Head Coach – Floor Hockey
Paul Turner – Coach – Floor Hockey
Rachel Matthews – Coach – Snowshoeing

Click here for a list of Team Ontario Athletes.

 


ClubLink Players Club membership now available for Special Olympics Ontario golf athletes!  

ClubLink is now providing a complimentary ClubLink Players Club membership for currently registered Special Olympics Ontario golf athletes. The Players Club membership allows Special Olympics athlete golfers the ability to access all public ClubLink's daily fee courses, while accompanied by a coach, parent or caregiver. The partner will be provided with a discounted green fee rate. Green fee rates will vary dependent upon the course that is selected, date and time.


This offer is available for the 2016 golf season. If the athlete received a 2015 membership card, please contact Jasmina to renew the card for this season.

If you are a Special Olympics golfer, please contact Jasmina Vranesevic at jasminav@specialolympicsontario.com  or 1-888-333-5515 ext. 235 to get you signed up today for your new membership! A ClubLink Players Club memerbship card will be forwarded to you in due course by ClubLink. It will be possible to reserve a tee time prior to receiving your membership card.







 
 
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