Justin Sitler is Swinging for the Fences with SOA and Safeway

If there is one thing that we know about Justin Sitler, it is that inning after inning he is committed to putting in the hard work and swinging for the fences on-and-off the diamond. Since 2013, Justin has been lining up at the plate with Special Olympics Alberta with the Camrose affiliate. The 25-year-old slugger has found his place as … Read More

Dallas Sorken is Leading the Way with Sobeys and SOA

β€œIT IS VERY IMPORTANT AND CRUCIAL TO HELP ATHLETES BETTER THEIR PERFORMANCE AND FOR THE ATHLETES TO EAT HEALTHIER. I’LL BE THERE AND TELL THEM TO SUPPORT OUR ATHLETES BECAUSE IT IS VERY CRUCIAL TO DONATE BECAUSE IT HELPS US IN SO MANY WAYS.” – DALLAS SORKEN ON WHY THE SOBEYS CHECK-STAND CAMPAIGN IS IMPORTANT TO HIM. Dallas Sorken is … Read More

David Kwas is Keeping His Teams Organized

From the minute you walked in the door at the Sobeys – Walker location last Saturday you most likely felt at home thanks to Special Olympics Alberta athlete and Sobeys employee, David Kwas. The Summer Food Fair took place at Sobeys Inc. locations across the country as part of the second national check-stand fundraising campaign in support of Special Olympics … Read More

Food Fair Helps Leonka Kaluha Find Family at Sobeys

She is an artist, she is an athlete, she volunteers, she is a hard-working Sobeys employee, she is all of this and so much more. She is Leonka Kaluha. The 35-year-old is someone who puts her heart into everything she does from art projects, to sports, to taking the Polar Plunge for the past seven years raising over $15,000 for Special Olympics programs. Despite … Read More

L.Y. Cairns and Scona Playing Double Team Hoops in Toronto

High school students with and without intellectual disabilities playing on the same team is what Unified Sports is all about, but the partnership of L.Y. Cairns School and Strathcona High School has taken it to the next level. L.Y. Cairns School athletes and Strathcona High School partners have come together to play on the same team and are representing Alberta … Read More

Building Leaders at CLHS through Unified Sports

In conjunction with the 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games, athletes, partners and educators from all the participating countries have been invited to the Youth Leadership Summit. Attendees will learn, share, and create new ideas for inclusion within their schools through observing the Games, brainstorming ideas, and through collaboration with Special Olympics staff they will gain the confidence and knowledge … Read More

The Chargers are Rolling Back into Youth Games

From May 14 to 17, over 2000 high school student-athletes from around the world will gather in Toronto for the 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games – the first international sports competition for high school aged students with and without intellectual disabilities. Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in one of the five sports: athletics, basketball, bocce, floor hockey, and … Read More

Bocce Bonanza Brings Inclusion to the Court in Edmonton

In 2018 Unified Sports continued to promote inclusion in high schools across the province by offering action-packed sporting events, which concluded with the first ever Metro Bocce Bonanza. On December 18, 200 students (100 athletes, 100 partners) from high schools in Edmonton and the surrounding area came together at the Commonwealth Community Rec Centre for an exhilarating day of bocce … Read More

Forever a Guardian of the Flame

Special Olympics programs could not exist without the dedication of our volunteers who support our athletes, act as catalysts for inclusion, and raise awareness for the movement here in Alberta. Among our incredible volunteers are the Guardians of the Flame who carry the Flame of Hope as part of the Final Leg Torch run locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. The … Read More

Alberta LETR officers shine light on athletes at 2019 World Games

The Flame of Hope unites communities from around the globe and this year the torch is shining a light on the United Arab Emirates as 100 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) officers make the Final Leg Torch Run on the way to the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. On March 3, LETR torch runners from many different countries began the … Read More