More than 4,000 athletes and coaches will converge in Winnipeg for the 2017 Canada Summer Games July 28 to August 13, and eight Special Olympics BC athletes and two coaches will be part of the athletics and swimming action!
The Canada Games are this country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes, and in 2017 will celebrate their 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday.
The SOBC competitors from around the province have been selected to compete based on their qualifications including performance over the 2015-16 sport season and Regional Qualifiers. Please join us in congratulating them and wishing them luck!
Mikyla Carlow, SOBC – Cowichan Valley
Cameron Chambers, SOBC – Kamloops
Jesse Shade, SOBC – Campbell River
Genny Verge, SOBC – Sunshine Coast
Coach: Aaron Leontowich, SOBC – Kamloops
April Armstrong, SOBC – Burnaby
Malcolm Borsoi, SOBC – Surrey
Melissa Semke, SOBC – Surrey
Brock Terlesky, SOBC – Quesnel
Coach: Deborah Carter, SOBC – Surrey
The Canada Games are staged every two years, alternating between winter and summer sports, and they offer valuable external competition opportunities for SOBC athletes and coaches.
Special Olympics athletes from across the country compete in Special Olympics sport divisions and give their all as members of provincial and territorial teams alongside generic-sport athletes, sharing great team spirit all together. The SOBC athletes and coaches will be proud members of Team BC.
Read about the impressive achievements and empowering experiences for SOBC athletes in past Canada Games:
2015 - Prince George
2013 - Sherbrooke
2011 - Halifax
2017 Canada Summer Games website