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2010 Fall Programs running at Capacity

This is incredible but our golfl 2010 program is already at full capacity.

If you havent yet registered and would like to be place on the wait list, send your registration as soon as possible. The wait list works on a first come first served basis.

Get Registration Details here

Year End Banquet and AGM

Dinner and Dance on Friday, June 25th from 6pm - 9pm at the Garth Homer Society (See Google Map Location)

Cost: $6 athletes, $18 guests, Free for volunteers (Volunteers must pick up a ticket in advance).

You must have a ticket to attend the event and everyone attending will be asked to sign in at the door.

Tickets are on sale now at Garth Homer Society and at Special Olympics Summer Sport Venues.

Annual General Meeting

A short Annual General meeting will be held at the beginning of the evening.

The Special Olympics AGM will include year-end reports and election of the Local Committee.

The following individuals are either seeking re-election or election. Nominations from the floor will not be accepted.

Local Coordinator - Chantal Brodeur
Secretary - Sarah Gray
Treasurer - Aaron Malmgren
Program Coordinator - Trudy Goodman
Coach Coordinator - Liz Wood
Volunteer Coordinator - Hazel Woodcock
Public Relations Coordinator -Michelle Cooper
Athletes Coordinator - Robin Calder
Fundraising Coordinator - Mary Fox

Come out and have a good time!

Boyd Farrell Torchbearer 2010

Boyd Farrell is a versatile athlete with a great personality and very high personal standards. He is a role model to many Special Olympics athletes. He always has a word of encouragement to give and supports every athlete in their dreams and hopes.

Boyd is high-functioning and was nominated athlete representative by fellow athletes. Boyd has fulfilled his two-year term as athlete representative with passion and conviction. He used the knowledge he gained from being discriminated both as a person with an intellectual disability and as a visible minority man to promote acceptance and tolerance of all Special Olympics athletes.

Boyd is involved in curling, swimming, snowshoeing, soccer track and field and softball. In 2006, Boyd represented British Columbia at National Games in softball. In addition to the Special Olympics, Boyd trains and competes in half and full marathons.

See some photos and a video of this event

Tim Palmer voted Olympic Torchbearer

Tim Palmer, who works at Safeway in Victoria as a General Clerk, has been selected from his district to run with the Olympic torch.Tim is one of 12 fortunate Safeway members chosen to run with the torch.

A contest was held in the Safeway stores where Coca Cola was the sponsor, said Tim. We had to write a story on one of three categories, mine was about how I help out in the community.

After the vote within the store the results went to Safeways head office in Calgary where Tim was selected.

I was the only one chosen from our district, he said. I believe I was chosen because everyone knows how hard I work and Im always happy to help customers with whatever they need.

Tim not only enjoys watching the Olympics on TV but is quite the sportsman himself.

Tim is a Special Olympian swimmer who trains once a week. He also tried curling and used to play floor hockey in the Winter Special Olympics too. First you have to qualify before moving on to bigger competitions, he explained.

Tim Palmer carries the Torch

Im proud of being selected to carry the torch and think this is a good opportunity, said eight-year member Tim.

Tims family joined him in Tsawwassen on February 9th to watch him run with the torch.

Victoria Special Olympics Floor Hockey Team

February 8, 2010 - Olivier Filion, Scott Howes, Dirk Southern, and Glenn Fisher of the Victoria Salmon Kings payed a special visit to Cedar Hill Elementary to help out with practices and games for the Victoria Special Olympics Floor Hockey Team.

Everyone had a great time as the games were competitive, and lasting friendships were made!

Floor Hockey - group shot

in play


waiting for ring

2010 National Summer Games

The 2010 National Summer Games will be July 11-17th in London, Ontario

We are proud to announce that five athletes and three coaches from Victoria have been chosen for team B.C.


  • Drew Sabourin - Swimming
  • Boyd Farrell - Track and Field
  • Bill White - Track and Field
  • Avondale Caesar - Track and Field
  • Allison McKee - Rythmic Gymnastics


  • Lynn Harrison - 5Pin Bowling
  • Michelle Cooper - Rythmic Gymnastics
  • Chantel Brodeur - Softball

Special Olympics Developmental Competition

The competition was held on Sunday, February 15 at the Sunset Club in Vancouver.

The Victoria Figure Skating Group stole the show - here are the results:

  • Sabrina Anton - Level A, 2nd group - FIRST PLACE, Level B, 2nd group - THIRD PLACE
  • Desiree Grubell - Level A, 1st group - FIRST PLACE, Level B, 1st group - FIRST PLACE
  • Alaynya Hewitt - Level E - FIRST PLACE

What a great way to end the first figure skating season!

Skating Champs
Sarah Maxwell excels at Speed Skating Meet

Sarah's excitement and enthusiasm for participating in the Speed Skate Meet at Coquitlam's Planet Ice Arena on February 1st were rewarded with 2 first and 2 second place wins - Well Done Sarah!

The races were organized efficiently and it did not take long for the athletes to get into the swing of the routine.

Sarah's events and placement were:

  • 500 M -- 1st place
  • 1000 M -- 2nd in the women's category
  • 777 M -- 2nd in the women's category
  • 333 M -- 1st place

"I am very proud of Sarah." Kathryn Marks, Head Coach, Speed Skate

Sarah gets 2 first and 2 second place wins