Meet the Pack: Katie Saunders

Katie Saunders is no stranger when it comes to competing on the National stage. For Katie, Team Alberta 2020 marks the sixth time she will don the Alberta crest and represent her province. She has competed at the last two Special Olympics Canada Summer Games – Vancouver in 2014 and Antigonish in 2018 – as a member of the athletics … Read More

Meet the Pack: James Scott

Grande Prairie’s James Scott will represent Team Alberta at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games 2020 in Thunder Bay and his 28 years of experience will be critical in motivation the speed skating athletes. He got his start with Special Olympics after enrolling his daughter Francene and after finding out that the program needed more volunteers, he dove at the … Read More

Meet the Pack: Shaun Pydde

Shaun Pydde is set to represent Team Alberta once again when he hits the sheet for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games 2020 in Thunder Bay. He competed at the Nationals in P.E.I in 2004 and won a bronze medal in floor hockey. Now at age 35, he will be swapping his hockey stick for a broom. Shaun is one … Read More

Meet the Pack: Kennedy Zaytsoff

Meet the Pack: Kennedy Zaytsoff “A dream can be what wakes you up in the morning and keeps you going every day, whether things are going great or not. You have that dream; you have that passion inside you that you keep pushing forward.” – Kaetlyn Osmond Team Alberta figure skater Kennedy Zaytsoff is someone who epitomizes passionate, hard-working, and … Read More

Meet the Pack: Blain Fuller

Blain Fuller is ecstatic to be bringing his first floor hockey team to Nationals. It is something he has dreamed about doing since he started coaching with Special Olympics way back in 1989 and bringing his Wetaskiwin floor hockey team to Thunder Bay is the realization of a 30-year journey. Although, this is not the first time he has embarked … Read More

Meet the Pack: Dylan Deuchar

Rounding the corner on the way to Thunder Bay for his third Nationals is speed skater, Dylan Deuchar. Dylan joins a team of four other incredible speed skaters who will have an edge in experience when they grace the ice for the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. In 2008, Dylan suited up for Team Alberta in Quebec City and … Read More

Meet the Pack: Ryan Cole

Ryan Cole started coaching with Special Olympics Alberta four years ago and while this is not his first stint as a Special Olympics coach, his journey back to coaching seemed improbable for many years. 22 years ago, Ryan started volunteering with Special Olympics in Manitoba through a program with his Junior A team, and ultimately loved his experience. Unfortunately for … Read More

Meet the Pack: Kolby Roasting

Kolby is Team Alberta’s youngest floor hockey player and he will be competing at his first ever Nationals when he makes his debut in Thunder Bay. At only 14-years old, Kolby is looking to help his Wetaskiwin team win gold at Nationals and he has been working hard to reach that goal. His journey with Special Olympics started through his … Read More

Meet the Pack: Kim Roasting

For Kim Roasting, getting involved with Special Olympics started as a gesture to help her uncle who was an athlete, but quickly blossomed into a love for coaching. “I [volunteered] for about 10 years and then moved to Alberta and, something was just missing, so I joined here in Wetaskiwin and been here ever since,” says Kim. Kim has plenty … Read More

Meet the Pack: Lyndon Chubbs

Team Alberta snowshoeing will not be lacking an experienced leader with Head Coach, Lyndon Chubbs at the helm. Lyndon is set to attend his fourth National Games as a coach and while they were not all with Team Alberta, he knows how to create an inclusive environment where his athletes can thrive. He has lived all over Canada due to … Read More