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.
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
Source: Cowichan Valley Citizen – June 10, 2015
STANKO, Thomas Walter (Tom)
August 11, 1934 – May 29, 2015
Tom died at Cowichan District Hospital after a lengthy bout with throat cancer. He leaves his wife, Marina; daughters, Dawn Clemens (Dennis), Natalie Gabinet (John Busby), Terri Stanko (Don McGillivray); sons Jon Woodland (Tracey), Kim Jacobsen; sister Mary Karliner; brother Edward Stanko (Anita); plus 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Tom taught at Mount Prevost School from 1964 to 1974 and became the Work Experience Coordinator from 1974 until he retired in 1989. He was a life member of the Duncan Kinsmen Club. After retirement he volunteered for many organizations in the Cowichan Valley. He will be sadly missed.
A gathering to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at the Duncan Communinity Lodge on Moose Road on Sunday, June 28, 2:00 PM. Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Clements Centre Society or to a charity of your choice.
Special Olympic Figure Skater Alisa Garriok debuts at the Super Series Vancouver Island in Parksville winning a Gold Medal.
Congratulations for her success!!!
See full story at the Cowichan Valley Citizen website:
Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 22, 2015
Jean Tetarenko (Regional Coordinator – Region 6) just announced the lounge of a new Facebook page for the Region:
Darren Inouye, Regional Coordinator from Region 5 is a technical whiz and at the last Leadership Meeting he presented each Regional Coordinator with a “gift” in the form of a Facebook Page customized for their region.
The purpose of the page will be to share regional stories, photos, events and build awareness of the scope of our entire region. With 10 locals there is a lot to share and celebrate.”
The new page name is “SOBC Region 6” and can be accessed at the address:
So be sure to “like” the page and spread the word with your friends and family.
Special Olympics BC hosted a Performance program which highlights athletes to give them extra training, etc to, to help with their athletic skills
On Friday, January 9th to Sunday, January 11th, it will host a Swim camp in Vancouver.
Our athlete, Clara Kodweiss was noticed from her performance at the BC Games in 2014 and will attend this session.
We are very proud of her!!!