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

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

Bert Church Chargers Roll Their Way to History

Being the first Unified Sports team from Alberta to compete at the Special Olympics Ontario School Championships wasn’t enough for the Bert Church Chargers who rolled their way to a 6-4 victory in the gold-medal game and earned the squad an Ontario Provincial banner. “IT WAS A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE AND I AM REALLY GRATEFUL THAT FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT OUR SCHOOL AND OUR … Read More

Unified Sports Gets the Metro Athletics Treatment

Bean bag toss, basketball, and bocce brought 18 schools and 236 students with and without intellectual disabilities together for an action-packed day of teamwork and inclusion. Metro Edmonton High School Athletic Association hosted the 2018 Unified Sport Edmonton Jamboree, the first multi-sport Unified event in Alberta, on June 5 at the Saville Community Sport Centre in Edmonton. Bellerose Composite High School was one of … Read More