Reaching new heights is something that Frank van den Berg continues to do, but helping others reach their peak is something that he was born to do. Frank first got involved with Special Olympics in 2010 as a member of Team Alberta, providing mental training and support services for the team during the Games in London, Ont. His passion for … Read More
Brad Cotmen is Ready to Reignite the LETR Flame
The Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is gearing up for the return of many of their cornerstone events over the next year and one volunteer who is dedicated to helping reignite that spark is Brad Cotmen. Brad was introduced to LETR eight years ago through his induction training with the Alberta Sheriffs Branch and was immediately hooked. “I see … Read More
Helping Athletes Hit Their Goals is a Daily Routine for Todd Mitchell
From the moment he started coaching with Special Olympics Alberta-Edmonton, Todd Mitchell has been making a difference in the lives of athletes. His journey began in 2009 after registering his stepson Jaimee for alpine skiing. Jaimee is deaf and autistic, so Todd was asked to ski with him as none of the coaches knew to sign. After hitting the slope … Read More
From Grassroots to Games, Kristen Sept is Helping Pave the Way
Grassroots programming is at the core of Special Olympics, and in Medicine Hat, the movement is thriving due to dedicated volunteers like Kristen Sept. Kristen’s journey with Special Olympics started in high school when she signed up to volunteer at a local program and 16 years later, she is more involved than ever before. Special Olympics is an amazing organization … Read More
Tim Hortons Day of Inclusion
As is now a tradition on July 20th we also got involved in the Tim Hortons Day of Inclusion to try out some delicious doughnuts! Come join us in supporting Special Olympic Alberta – Camrose and get a donut!
Polar Plunge – Camrose Edition!
For this year’s annual Polar Plunge in Camrose, Police Chief Dean LaGrange, along with Special Olympics Alberta CEO Johnny Byrne and Special Olympics Alberta Director of Business Development and LETR Lorrie Sitler bravely offered to have two Special Olympics Alberta-Camrose athletes dump ice water over their heads all to generate awareness and funds for Special Olympics.
Meet the Pack: Marie Powell
Marie has been heavily involved with Special Olympics ever since she joined nine years ago and will be heading to her third straight National Games for Team Alberta. Her start in Special Olympics happened as a bit of a fluke when she was looking to do some volunteer work and, after her first day in track and field was hooked. … Read More