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

Jocelyn Leesman and the Special Olympics Winter Wonderland

Thank you to everyone who submitted their wonderful designs for our the annual holiday card contest. We had 42 entries this year and we plan to share them over the next 12 days to celebrate the skills of our athletes. This year’s winner was Jocelyn Leesman from Special Olympics Alberta-Calgary who painted a Special Olympics Winter Wonderland. Her art will be featured as … Read More

Makayla Watt is Diving Head First into Her Role as Head Coach

It is National Coaches Week and we want to celebrate grassroots coaches making a difference in the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities across the province. Makayla Watt is a new coach with Special Olympics Alberta-Edmonton and her journey started in 2019, when she began coaching the beginner swim program. After seeing the enthusiasm and pride her friends took in … Read More

Curious about Special Olympics? Register for Marathon of Sport, says Calgary coach and motionballer Tracy Le

To celebrate National Coaches Week Sept 19 to 27, we are thanking our 14,000 volunteer coaches across the country by sharing some of their inspiring stories. Their unwavering support helps Special Olympics athletes build the confidence, determination and strength to take on any challenge in sport – and in life. Meet Special Olympics Alberta coach Tracy Le When Special Olympics … Read More

Debbie Rice is Dedicated and Determined to Improving the Lives of Athletes

It is National Coaches Week and we want to celebrate grassroots coaches making a difference in the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities across the province. In 1993, Debbie Rice was part of a precision skating team in Calgary competing in the annual Rose Bowl. During the intermission, a group of Special Olympics skaters took to the ice to perform … Read More