We know and care deeply about how important in-person Special Olympics programs are to so many members of our community. We know Special Olympics is an essential – and sometimes only – source of healthy physical activity and social connections. We’re committed to continuing to find ways we can safely operate as much as possible in future.
SOBC will continue monitoring the provincial requirements and providing updates. We’re told there will be updated sport guidelines for safe operations coming out soon. We will be spending the next month responding to those and the emerging situation, as well as educating provincial sport and health leaders about the unique needs of our community.
We hope all the valued SOBC athletes, coaches, volunteers, and supporters will try to think of this as a slightly extended holiday break, and take advantage of our virtual ways to stay active and connected wherever possible.
Upcoming SOBC virtual opportunities include:
- SOBC Healthy Holiday Challenge, full of daily at-home workouts and wellness activities – please click here
- New Basic Sport Skills videos have been published for cross country skiing, floor hockey, powerlifting, and softball – please click here to find these and more at-home sport training tools for all sports
- SOBC Virtual Year-End Dance Party – week of December 14 – please stay tuned for details
- Upcoming SOBC Virtual Athlete Leadership courses – latest news
- Upcoming virtual health programs and events – learn more
- More resources for staying active, connected, positive, and informed – please click here
Provincial health restrictions now include:
- No social gatherings of any size at your residence with anyone other than your household or core bubble.
- All in-person events and community-based gatherings are suspended.
- Essential travel only.
- Mask wearing in all indoor public and retail spaces, and in workplace common areas.
- More info on provincial restrictions
- Mental health and anxiety support at BounceBack BC
- BC Centre for Disease Control information on mental well-being
- Community Living BC’s collection of plain-language resources
- Find more in the Stay Positive and Stay Informed sections on this page