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   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.
Click here for a full listing of Team Canada.


 And the nominees are...

It's that time of year to nominate derserving athletes and volunteers for the
2016 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial awards.

Please visit our Provincial Awards Website and submit your nomination through the online forms.

The deadline submission date for nominations is:
Sunday, May 15, 2016.

   Knights of Columbus waves the flag, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics  

Beginning January 4, 2016 Knights of Columbus (KOC) Districts across Ontario will take possession of a Special Olympics flag showcasing their support and commitment to the cause.

The movement of the flags throughout the province will be completed by mid-May in time for the 2016 Special Olympics Porvincial School Championships in Durham Region (June 1-3). The six flags, along with salutation books will be on display during the Championships

To find out the routes of the Flag Relay as it travels across the province, please click here. 


 2016 Provincial Spring Games Training Squad Announcement

Congratulations to all athletes!

To view the list of names for the Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Spring Games in Guelph, May 26-28, 2016 District Training Squad please click here.


Thank you to all of our continued supporters for making a difference.
Please click here to few a list of supporters


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  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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