• Special Olympics BC - Cowichan Valley

    Special Olympics BC - Cowichan Valley


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    About Us

    Special Olympics BC – Cowichan Valley came into being in 1994. This Local has worked hard to grow and develop programs with the intention of being able to meet the interests of as many individuals with intellectual disabilities as possible.

    The programs run by SOBC Locals in up to 18 sports and youth programs give athletes the chance to gain sport skills and improve their health while enjoying training that could take them to competitions at local, regional, national, and international levels. But the benefits from Special Olympics BC programs go well beyond the basics: Our athletes experience joy and acceptance, cultivate friendships and self-confidence, and feel empowered to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

    In a usual year the Local offers: athletics, basketball, bocce, 5-pin and 10-pin bowling, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, Club Fit, figure skating, floor hockey, soccer, softball, and youth programs.

    Special Olympics BC – Cowichan Valley is always welcoming athletes and volunteers to get involved in our joyful community!

    Video Media


    Floor hockey athletes take on the Cowichan Capitals
    Rhythmic gymnastics athletes at practice
    Rhythmic gymnastics athletes at practice
    Jason celebrating his accomplishments
    Administrative and Head Coach volunteers
    Ready to hand out to deserving athletes
    How are the Special Olympics different from the Paralympics


    Sport Volunteers and Coaches
    Category: Sports and Recreation
    Whether you can give a few hours at an event or want to get involved weekly in our year-round programs, we have a position for you. You can become a coach, assistant coach, or program volunteer, join a Local Committee, and/or volunteer at an event. Sports include:BocceSoccerSoftballTrack & FieldGolf
    Contact: Amy Gibb
    Local Committee Volunteers
    Category: Administrative, Support & Clerical
    Without administrative volunteers, our organization could not take root and thrive in local communities. By serving in one of these positions, you are making a difference by sharing your skills, vision, and creativity along with your time. Roles available on this team that meets once/month include:Registration Coordinator (help with annual registration)Volunteer Coordinator (onboard new ...read more

    Rep/Contact Info

    Amy Gibb
    Community Development Coordinator