Registration 2018-2019

This year we are excited to announce that the national database has been released, which means we will be offering online registration for our members for 2018-2019! Although we are switching to online registration, we will continue to accept paper registration as well. We know that change isn't always easy, so we have laid out the new registration procedures below. We ask that you take the time to read through the resources available below to help answer any questions you might have before contacting the office. We are expecting a large volume of questions during this time, so it may take 1-2 business days for a response. If you require assistance, please consider signing up for an Online Registration Assistance session.

Please view the resources below, to help assist you in the 2018-2019 Registration Process. Click on each area to reveal more information.
 
       ONLINE REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE SESSIONS
         If you need access to a computer or assistance in the registration process

      
REGISTRATION TIMELINE
         Learn more about important dates coming up

       HOW TO REGISTER
         The online system offers three different ways to register depending on the athlete's situation.

       NEW ATHLETES
          Brand new with SOC? Learn how to sign up here

      
PAPER REGISTRATION
        If you have no email address, you can still register via paper!

      
PAY FOR PROGRAMS
         Program Payment Day on Saturday, September 8th

      
VOLUNTEERS
         
How to sign up as a volunteer

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2018-2019 Sport Programs 
        Program details, locations and fees for the upcoming year

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the portal?
The Special Olympics Canada online portal allows you to review and edit individual program, medical information, sign up for programs and make payments. This portal is structured like many sites that use login, because it is linked to one email account and is accessed by a password you create. Because of this restriction, it is important that the email address entered for the athlete is accessible and does not change frequently, as this is the email address used to login to the portal.


Why use the portal?
Although you do not need to register for the portal in order to complete program registration, there are several advantages to creating a portal account. You will be able to review and change program registrations and athlete contact and medical information, register for programs and make payments. Additionally, you can use this portal login to register in future years, meaning that you will not need to complete such an extensive online or paper form in program registration each year. We strongly encourage all of our members to enroll in the portal.


The athlete rarely uses their email address, which email should we use?

That depends on whether or not the athlete is their own guardian. If they are their own guardian and are registering themself, they should be using their own email address and making sure they check their email for program and organizational updates. If the individual is not their own guardian, register as a NEW ATHLETE, and complete the forms on behalf of that individual, so you can enter your own email address to have access to the account, as well as the athlete's email under their own information, which will allow for two separate log ins.


I am registering on behalf of an athlete, why are they asking for my birthdate?

The portal requires 4 standard fields to be completed for each individual that registers. Those fields are first name, last name, email address and birthdate. With this information they will create your own account so you can log in and access the athlete's profile that you are registering.


I am a returning athlete/volunteer, but the system is not able to find me. What information do I enter?

- Try entering your full name, instead of the name you go by
- CALL THE OFFICE 403-735-1022 as we have had some errors on the system of individuals information, and all fields must match exactly to find your profile.
- Make sure that you are using the email that you submitted to Special Olympics in the past. If your email has changed and you no longer have access to that account, contact the office


I do not have an email address, can I still use the online registration system?
Unfortunately, no. In order to create an account on the Portal, you must have an email address. You can print out and complete a paper form [by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ] and follow the paper registration steps.


I am a caregiver looking after multiple athletes. Can I use my email address to create an account to register each athlete?
No, you cannot use the same email address to create multiple accounts. If you are in this situation, please CALL THE OFFICE


I am a guardian/parent/caregiver who volunteers and is wanting to register a/an athlete(s) under the same email address. What do I do?
Please call the office before signing up for registration if you plan on registering more than one person (athlete or volunteer) under one email address.


What Region/Zone am I to register with Special Olympics Calgary?

Calgary is Zone 3


Why can't I find any programs on the Program Search Criteria page?

- Registration may not be available if you are searching before August 6th or between August 24 - September 11th
- There may be too many fields filled out.
  Only put in the Chapter, Region and Community to maximize your search results
    Chapter/Province/Territory: SO Alberta
    Region: Region/Zone 3
    Community: Calgary

DO NOT ENTER THE POSTAL CODE, DISTANCE, or DAY OF THE WEEK!
 

How do I register for more than one program?

Unfortunately, you can only select one program at a time. We understand it isn't the most convenience option, but the system is still developing at the moment, and once you complete your information and submit your program enrollment, a button will appear if you would like to add another enrollment.


How do I pay for my programs? Are programs free because it says $0?
Unfortunately not. We are not offering online payments at this time, which is why the system shows as $0. To view your programs fee please click here.

We will continue to host a 'registration' day in September, but it will now be known as the Program Payment Day. Athletes will need to come on this day to pay for their sports, collect their 2018-2019 program calendar, visit our free inventory (clothing and collectibles) giveaways and socialize with other athletes.Saturday September 8th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Heritage Christian Academy
2003 McKnight Blvd NE

We will continue to accept cash or cheque only. If you cannot make it to the Program Payment Day, payments can be made by cash or cheque and dropped off at our office, or mailed in. Payments must be received by October 1st.


How do I register for the portal?

You will be prompted to complete portal enrollment at the completion of signing up as/on behalf of an athlete or volunteer into a program enrollment. You will receive an email after your program registration is approved.


How do I find my way through the portal?

You can understand how to navigate through the portal as an athlete, volunteer, or other member here



 

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 403-735-1022 for any questions on registration,
or to receive a Registration Package via email or mail.
Please expect a response within 2-3 business days due to anticipated high volume

 

We do not accept credit or debit at our office. Cash and cheque ONLY
For more information on Special Olympics Calgary programs, registration or eligibility please contact us
 
Day of Inclusion - July 21st

This Saturday, July 21st, is Global Day of Inclusion - a day dedicated to creating a world where all individuals are recognized and included.

As Special Olympics celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, celebrations on Day of Inclusion will be held all around the world!

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Stop by the locations below to see our athletes and volunteers:

McKenzie Towne 28 McKenzie Towne Ave SE, #7 [10:00am-11:00am]
McCall 2021 Pegasus Rd NE [10:00am-12:00pm]
Crowfoot 79 Crowfoot Way NW [1:30pm-2:30pm]
West Springs 917 85th St SW, #402 [1:30pm-2:30pm]
Creekside 12580 Symons Valley Road NW [1:30pm-2:30pm]

Individuals with intellectual disabilities are done being left behind. If you believe in our athletes and #ChooseToInclude, you can also join our Day of Inclusion Photo Challenge for the chance to win a $50 or $100 TimCard!

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The Friend/Family Challenge:

Take a picture with the donut(s) and post it to social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) with #ChooseToInclude and #ChallengeAcceptedSOC. Be creative! Each user will be entered into a draw for a $50 TimCard!One entry per social media user.

 
The Team Challenge:
Purchase a baker’s dozen of Special Olympics Donuts for your team. Take a picture of the team with the donuts and post to social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) with #ChooseToInclude and #ChallengeAcceptedSOC. Be creative! Each team will be entered into a draw for a $100 TimCard! One entry per team.

On Saturday, we hope you’ll #ChooseToInclude!

You can find more information at www.DayofInclusion.ca

 

 

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Light it Up!

Landmarks around the WORLD, from Toronto's CN Tower to the London Eye in the United Kingdom will be lighting up RED to raise awareness of Special Olympics and promote the need for inclusion. Here in Calgary, the Calgary Tower, Reconciliation Bridge, Galleria Trees on Stephen Ave and McMahon Stadium will be lighting up to show their support!

Snap a photo of one of our Calgary landmarks and share it on facebook, twitter or instagram with #ChooseToInclude and #SpecialOlympics50 and tag @SpecialOCalgary!

 

 

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Watch coverage on Global Calgary and Breakfast Television Calgary

 

 

 

  

 

 
Online Store NOW OPEN!

Special Olympics Calgary's online store is now open for you to purchase your own SOC clothing pieces!

Follow the steps below, to get your SOC swag:

 

Step 1: Visit the online store and enter the Sale Code: SOC2018

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Step 2: Make sure you read the important details at the top

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Step 3: Browse the selection and shop away!

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Step 4: Know your options

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Step 5: Select your item(s) and add to cart

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Step 6: Continue shopping or checkout

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Step 7: Review item(s) selected in cart

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Step 8: Fill in your information

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Step 9: Payment

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Step 10: Review the final order, Submit, and Review delivery schedule and pick up order details

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Program Cancellations


The weather may not always cooperate with us. Please check here for program updates and cancellations throughout the year! Cancellations will be determined and posted for weekday programs by 12:00pm on program day, and weekend programs by Friday at 4:00pm. We follow the forecast off of the Weather Network


Program Update:

 

Sunday July 15th - NOVICE SOFTBALL - CANCELLED

 

Last updated: July 12th

 

 

Individuals may use their own discretion to decide not to face the weather or road conditions. Please make sure you contact your head coach to let them know if you are not planning to attend your program.

This is a reminder that for the safety of all athletes, parents/guardians/caregivers dropping off participants at a facility must ensure that the facility is open, and a coach or supervisor is present before leaving the athlete at that location.

 
Team Alberta 2018

Team Alberta has been announced! We are proud to have athletes and volunteers representing Calgary on the Team Alberta 2018 training squad.

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2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships
Charlottetown and Summerside PEI
May 15-19, 2018
 
2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games
Antigonish, NS
July 31 - August 4, 2018

 

TEAM MANAGER
Kelly Edwards

MISSION STAFF
Justin Lee
Karen Hurley
 
 
10-PIN BOWLING
Bradley Gosselin
Brianne Koeckeritz
James Starkewski

5-PIN BOWLING
Greg Blais
Fern Bremault
Ethel Burns
Sheldon Cayer
Leslie Flaterud
Darrell Harsch
Michael Jamieson
David Smith
Jeff Tilley
Lori Tilley

Caroline Rippe, Coach
Faye LaPointe, Coach

ATHLETICS
Iain Cheyne
Kieran Corrigan
Jennifer Riddell
Katie Saunders
Jonathan Stel
Wade Szanik

Marie Powell, Head Coach

BASKETBALL
THUNDER

Jory Chan
Damion Chiodo
Nelson Chizmadia
Alysia Gibson
Melissa Gerbrandt
Kristina Hansen
Richard Pepler
Hank Round
Lynndsay Smeltzer
Kelsey Wood
 
Sandy Boisselle, Head Coach
Bill Clark, Associate Coach
Kaitlyn Van Bakel, Associate Coach
 
TITANS
Chris Clark
Bill Hurley
Michael Hynman
David Johnstone
Kyle Leesman
Stephen Prechner
Will Shepherd
Micheala Wasyliw
Jonathan Wilby
 
Bill Matkin, Head Coach
Bill Leesman, Associate Coach
Nicole Works, Associate Coach

 

BOCCE
Erin LeBlanc
Darby Taylor
Colin Vircoe
 
Joan Turnbull, Head Coach

GOLF
Emma Bittorf
Josh Engel
Paul Oldridge
Allie Price
 
Darren Bittorf, Caddie
Chris Turnbull, Caddie
Bob Oldridge, Caddie
Al Price, Caddie
 

POWERLIFTING
Vaughn Lang
David Nicholson
Scott Pagenkopf

Sandy King, Head Coach

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
Zoe Bates
Amber Harriman

SWIMMING
Steven Brausse
Johanna Dias
Jordan MacLeod
Sarah McCarthy
Wren Smith
Jodi Tanigami
Justin Thompson 
Patrick Weaver
 
Sallie Szanik, Head Coach
Brittany Gadzosa, Associate Coach
 
 
For the full list of facts and all of Team Alberta's roster, click here

 

 
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