Athlete Year End Wind Up 2018

It is time to wrap up another wonderful season with our athletes! Please join us on Friday, June 8th to celebrate the 2017-2018 year!

When: Friday, June 8, 2018
Where: Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association - 5600 Centre Street North
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm
         Dinner at 6:30pm
         Dance Finishes at 8:30pm


Theme: As we are celebrating Special Olympics 50th anniversary
 this year, feel free to wear your favourite sport jersey to celebrate

Cost: FREE for registered Special Olympics Calgary athletes
$20 for a guest to attend
Payments can be made in cash at the door

Please contact the office to confirm your attendance.
403-735-1022 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Leave the athlete's first and last name, any food allergies or dietary concersn, and let us know if you are bringing a guest by May 30th, 2018 at 12pm


Athlete Wind Up Invite 2018

SOC Golf Classic 2018

Special Olympics Calgary's
19th annual Golf Classic
on Monday, June 25th, 2018

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Join us for a game of Golf
To get a Special Olympics athlete in the game

Cardel Homes


    Tuxedo Source for sports    

  Eagle Quest


Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run

Miller Thomson LLP

Arundel Capital

Gypsum Drywall

Position available

Carlisle Group

 Golf Classic Contributors
EllisDon Construction



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@SpecialOCalgary  #SOCClassic

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:

Friday, May 18th - Monday May 21st - NO PROGRAMS RUNNING due to May long weekend

Programs resume on Tuesday, May 22nd


Last updated: May 17



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.

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


Kelly Edwards

Justin Lee
Karen Hurley
Bradley Gosselin
Brianne Koeckeritz
James Starkewski

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

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

Marie Powell, Head Coach

Jory Chan
Damion Chiodo
Alysia Gibson
Melissa Gerbrandt
Kristina Hansen
Richard Pepler
Hank Round
Lynndsay Smeltzer
Stephen Van Oosterhout
Kelsey Wood

Sandy Boisselle, Head Coach
Kaitlyn Van Bakel, Associate Coach
Bill Clark, Associate Coach
Will Shepherd
Stephen Prechner
Chris Clark
Jonathan Wilby
David Johnstone
Peter Arsenault
Kyle Leesman
Micheala Wasyliw
Bill Hurley
Jacob McPhee

Bill Matkin, Head Coach
Bill Leesman, Associate Coach
Nicole Works, Associate Coach

Erin LeBlanc
Darby Taylor
Colin Vircoe
Joan Turnbull, Head Coach
Debbie Rice, Associate Coach

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

Vaughn Lang
David Nicholson
Scott Pagenkopf

Sandy King, Head Coach

Zoe Bates
Amber Harriman

Steven Brausse
Johanna Dias
Sarah McCarthy
Jordan, MacLeod
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


NEW PILOT PROGRAM: Unified Basketball

We are very excited to bring #UnifiedSports to Calgary, as we host our first ever demonstration unified program: basketball!





Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of individuals with and without disabilities, of similar age and/or ability, which makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away. 

Our opponent is intolerance. Only shoulder-to-shoulder, as teammates together, can we defeat it.


Note: Special Olympics Alberta runs a successful Unified program in association with ASAA in schools across the Province. We are pleased to offer an opportunity for our own members to get involved in the Unified movement, as well as any volunteers or Unified partners who would like to participate in our weekly Unified program.



Team sports bring people together. In fact, a half a million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes. Join and take your place alongside the rest of our global game-changers today:

Get involved as an ATHLETE
An athlete is a registered Special Olympics Calgary member, who has an intellectual disability. Current registered athletes 8 years and older can call the office to sign up for Unified Basketball, or individuals can learn how to register an athlete and fill out the registration forms to sign someone new up with SOC.

Get involved as a UNIFIED PARTNER
A unified partner is an individual without an intellectual disability aged 16 or older, who plays on the team alongside our Special Olympics athletes. To register as a unified partner, please fill out this form, and submit it to the office.

Get involved as a COACH
All our coaches are volunteers. If you would like to coach our unified basketball team, please contact Karen Hurley ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to obtain the necessary forms to register.

Get involved as a REFEREE
All our referees are volunteers. If you would like to ref our unified basketball team, please contact Nadine Scotland ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to obtain the necessary forms to register.



**As this program will involve league game play, general basketball knowledge and skills are required. Teams will be mixed gender and ability level.

January 26, 2018 - March 23, 2018
Fridays: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Foothills Academy, 745 - 37 St NW
AND Calgary Heritage Christian Academy, 2003 McKnight Blvd NE

Program Fee: $40 (for athletes and unified partners)


We would greatly appreciate receiving your feedback on the interest of our Unified Basketball program. Please complete our one question survey by clicking here.


If you have any questions, please give our office a call at 403-735-1022.


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