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Kelowna, BC

About Our Athletes

Special Olympics BC competitors in Kelowna are some of the most dedicated, skilled, and passionate athletes in the province.

Athlete Jordan Lige at 2012 Nationals

L to R Bill Farley, Coach with Special Olympics Kelowna presents Richard Gillis with Special Olympics BC Athletic Achievement Award. Richard went on to win Special Olympics Canada National award as Athlete of the Year 2010. Congratulations Richard!

Participants are welcomed from a wide range of ages, backgrounds, interests and levels of ability, and all have the opportunity to practice and compete year-round in the variety of sports offered by Special Olympics BC- Kelowna.

Athletes may choose to participate on a recreational level or aim to compete at regional, provincial, national or international events. SOBC athletes also have the opportunity to be involved in leadership roles in their communities by serving as athlete speakers and fundraising and program volunteers.

To learn more about the Special Olympics BC sports and youth programs offered in Kelowna for athletes of all ages, click here.

To get involved as an athlete, please click here for more information.

To learn more about the opportunities for our athletes to further develop their leadership skills and self-confidence off the fields of play, read about our Athlete Leadership Program.