Fraternal Order of Eagles … thank you for your support

Fraternal Order of Eagles Donation

SOBC Cowichan Valley is a non-profit organization that can operate thanks to generous organizations and individuals that donate time and monetary resources every day.

An example of those organization is the Fraternal Order of Eagles – Ladies Auxiliary No. 4400, who constantly support our organization with a generous donation last June 2015.

Thank you very much for helping us to aid giving a better quality of life to individuals with disabilities.

Upcoming NCCP SOBC Competition Sport Workshop – November 21 – 22, 2015

The Special Olympics Competition Sport Workshop is organized by Special Olympics BC (Provincial Office) for coaches of athletes with an intellectual disability.

All coaches (except for Active Start and FUNdamentals) are required to complete this course within their first year of coaching Special Olympics athletes.

Next course

Saturday, November 21, 2015 (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM)Sunday, November 22, 2015 (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM)


Fairview Community School

205 Howard Street

Nanaimo, BC V9R 3R3

To register, please contact Leslie Thornley:

(250) 317-1272
1 (888) 854-2276

For the full calendar of events of SOBC click HERE.

National Coaching Week, September 19 – 27, 2015


National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

Different places are celebrating this week with free courses for coaches, like the PacificSport Vancouver Island (with courses in several locations like Duncan and Nanaimo) or PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence in Victoria) .

For a complete list of events sponsored by ViaSport, click here.



SOBC Cowichan Valley congratulates Kara Summer on her success

Kara Summer became the first Cowichan Valley athlete to compete at the Special Olympics World Games, and won a pair of silver medals and a fifth-place ribbon in tenpin bowling in Los Angeles earlier this month.


On the past Special Olympics Summer Games in Los Angeles, Kara Summer, a ten-pin bowling athlete, was not only the first representative of SOBC Cowichan Valley going to World Games, but she also was a very successful one bringing several medals home.

We are extremely proud of her success and wish her many more in the future.

Read the full story at the Cowichan Valley Citizen’s article:

Summer picks up medals, famous fans