Special Olympics

A March meeting of the Special Olympics athletes. The meetings mark a year March 27. (Courtesy Susan Simmons)

Special Olympians from Greater Victoria and beyond mark a year of growth through Zoom

Coach sets up calls to support social, physical, mental health

 

Members of the Greater Victoria Law Enforcement Torch Run committee wore their uniforms into Willows on Feb. 11 to kickstart the 2021 virtual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics B.C. (Sheri Lucas Photo)

Polar Plunge goes virtual for 2021

Oak Bay Police challenge public to plunge

 

B.C. Special Olympics athlete, Jake Hooper, and his sister Caitlin are concerned about the impact COVID-19 is having on people with intellectual disabilities. (Courtesy of Caitlin Hooper)

Pandemic raises stakes for B.C. residents with intellectual disabilities

Untrained health care workers can jeopardize lives of people with ID

 

Betty Coleman is passing the torch virtually this year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

Betty Coleman is passing the torch virtually this year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Paul Hanson, right, celebrated his birthday by participating in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC at Willows Beach Sunday. Organizers have raised $40,000 in online donations alone. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Dozens brave cold for third annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Organizers have raised more than $40,000 as of Feb. 16

Paul Hanson, right, celebrated his birthday by participating in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC at Willows Beach Sunday. Organizers have raised $40,000 in online donations alone. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
COLD FOR A CAUSE Staff Sgt. Raj Sandhu (centre), in charge of operations at the West Shore RCMP’s Langford detachment, and RCMP spokesperson Const. Matthew Baker (right) after an icy dip in the waters of Willows Beach as part of the inaugural Polar Plunge on Sunday. Dozens of people took part in the event which raised more than $20,000 for Special Olympics British Columbia. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

Polar Plunge hits Willows Beach to raise funds for Special Olympics

Second annual Vancouver Island event Feb. 17 targets $25k

COLD FOR A CAUSE Staff Sgt. Raj Sandhu (centre), in charge of operations at the West Shore RCMP’s Langford detachment, and RCMP spokesperson Const. Matthew Baker (right) after an icy dip in the waters of Willows Beach as part of the inaugural Polar Plunge on Sunday. Dozens of people took part in the event which raised more than $20,000 for Special Olympics British Columbia. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
Victoria athletes bring home 18 medals from Special Olympics Summer Games

Victoria athletes bring home 18 medals from Special Olympics Summer Games

A slew of hardware comes in colours of gold, silver and bronze in swimming, softball and gymnastics

Victoria athletes bring home 18 medals from Special Olympics Summer Games
Victoria sending 18 athletes to Special Olympics Canada Summer Games

Victoria sending 18 athletes to Special Olympics Canada Summer Games

Island athletes will compete in Nova Scotia in golf, swimming, gymnastics and softball

Victoria sending 18 athletes to Special Olympics Canada Summer Games
Victoria Royals mascot Marty the Marmot and Victoria Special Olympics athlete Matthew Schultz share a laugh Monday at École Brodeur School in Esquimalt, during the Western Hockey League team’s annual fun game. Schultz and other Special Olympics players are preparing for their provincial qualifier tournament in Comox next month. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria Royals come out for a special night of hockey

Victoria Special Olympics players welcome WHL crew for annual games

Victoria Royals mascot Marty the Marmot and Victoria Special Olympics athlete Matthew Schultz share a laugh Monday at École Brodeur School in Esquimalt, during the Western Hockey League team’s annual fun game. Schultz and other Special Olympics players are preparing for their provincial qualifier tournament in Comox next month. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Eighteen-year-old Vic West athlete Cheyenne Furlong-Goos participates in a race during the B.C. Special Olympics Summer Games in Kamloops earlier this month. B.C. Special Olympics photo

Four gold, five medals overall for Victoria West Special Olympian

More than 80 Greater Victoria athletes and 30 coaches participate in Summer Games

Eighteen-year-old Vic West athlete Cheyenne Furlong-Goos participates in a race during the B.C. Special Olympics Summer Games in Kamloops earlier this month. B.C. Special Olympics photo