Upcoming SOBC virtual opportunites

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

More support:

Special Olympics Softball Volunteers needed!!

Whatever your skill level, the Cowichan Valley Softball (slow-pitch) team is looking for volunteers to assist the head coach with one practice/week. Drills, scrub, and having fun!

When: 6:30-8:00pm, Thursdays, April 4th– June 28th

Where: Maple Bay Elementary School field

Why: There are many reasons to get involved, and many benefits, including:

  • Building friendships and networking connections
  • Developing new skills for personal and professional development
  • Gaining volunteer hours for school programs
  • Getting involved with your community
  • Sharing your love of sport
  • And, most of all, experiencing the joy of working with our athletes!

Contact Coach Amy for any questions or interest:


Spread the word!

2017 Krispy Kreme fundraiser

We are doing a Krispy Kreme fundraiser on February 25, 2017 at Walmart and Superstore in Duncan from 11 am – 3 pm.

We are asking our athletes to help with a pre sale, ending Wednesday February 22, 2017. All orders must be submitted to Cowichan Independent Living by 4 pm that day. Click Here to download form.

The sales of these will go towards our 27 athletes attending 2017 BC Games as well as, supporting our other programs.

Pick up will be at Superstore on February 25, 2017 from 11 am until 3 pm.

We thank you for your support Cowichan Valley Special Olympics.

Thank you, Knights of Columbus, for your support!!!

Big thank you for the Knights of Columbus organization, who generously donated money to the Special Olympics this past Sunday, November 27th, 2017.

Thanks to great organizations like this provide us the funds we need to go on with our labor.

Learn more about this fantastic organization labor:

Cowichan Valley Citizen – Cowichan Valley Knights breakfast comes with cheques

Cowichan Valley 2017 Summer Games team

The 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games are coming to Kamloops July 6 to 8, 2017.

This year’s Cowichan Valley selected team is conformed by:

20 Athletes and 5 Coaches.

Name Sport Athlete or Coach
Amber Benedict 10 Pin Bowling Athlete
Kara Summer 10 Pin Bowling Athlete
Alanna Kay 5 Pin Bowling Athlete
Jenny Scholefield 5 Pin Bowling Athlete
Krista Grzbowski 5 Pin Bowling Athlete
Robert Hall 5 Pin Bowling Athlete
Jean Scholefield 5 Pin Bowling Coach
Debbie McPheators Aquatics Athlete
Jason Smith Aquatics Athlete
Mark Skelton Aquatics Athlete
Mikyla Carlow Aquatics Athlete
Alex Gelinas Aquatics Coach
Arreanna Thomas Rhythmic Gymnastics Athlete
Marisa Owens Rhythmic Gymnastics Athlete
Izmet Barranco Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach
Andrew Martin Soccer Athlete
Chris Oldnafl Soccer Athlete
Dakota Carlow Soccer Athlete
Darian Tielemans Soccer Athlete
Duane Horsman Soccer Athlete
Matthew Carr Soccer Athlete
Tawny Daw Soccer Athlete
Zack Carlow Soccer Athlete
Dave Kohse Soccer Coach
Irene Linther Soccer Coach

We congratulate all selected athletes and coaches and wish you the best on next year competitions.