Frequently Asked Questions

Please view below, to help answer any questions you may have about Special Olympics Calgary. Click on the question to reveal the answer.

 

General

+       When does Special Olympics take place?
+       When are Special Olympics World Games?
+       How is Special Olympics different from Paralympics?
+       Is Special Olympics part of the Olympic movement?
+       How many people does Special Olympics serve?
+       How prevalent are intellectual disabilities?

 

Athletes

Eligibility

+       Who can participate in Special Olympics?
+       What is an Intellectual Disability?
+       Are Special Olympics programs for individuals with physical disabilities?
+       I am in a wheelchair – do I qualify for Special Olympics?

 

Registration

+       When do I need to register?
+       What do I need to register with Special Olympics Calgary?
+       I am moving from a different affiliate – can I have my previous Special Olympics program mail my records to Special Olympics Calgary?
+       Is there a cost to participate with Special Olympics?

 

Payments

+       How do I pay for my registration and sports?
+       Do I have to pay for all of my sports now?
+       Are post-dated cheques acceptable?
+       I am unable to afford the program fees, what can I do?
+       How do I get a refund?

 

Programs

+       Which sports does Special Olympics Calgary offer?
+       What is divisioning?
+       What is the dress code at the program?
+       The Program Information on the website doesn't show the start date. How do I know when my sport will start?
+       When will I receive confirmation if I am in my requested program?
+       Do you provide one to one support for the athletes?
+       What happens if my program is cancelled?

 

Competitions

+       Who is eligible to participate in Special Olympics Games?
+       How do athletes qualify to compete?

 

Volunteers

+       Does Special Olympics need volunteers?
+       What are the volunteer age requirements?
+       When can I volunteer?
+       I don’t have the time available at this time to coach. How else can I help?

 

Donations

+       Which credit cards does Special Olympics accept?  How can I be sure my donation is secure?
+       Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
+       I have old trophies/awards/medals, will Special Olympics be able to use them?
+       How is Special Olympics Calgary funded?

 

Other

+       Is Special Olympics Calgary a registered charity?
+       What does the Special Olympics logo signify?
+       What is the Special Olympics Athlete Oath?
+       What impact does Special Olympics have on athletes?
+       How can I help Special Olympics Calgary?
+       What do I do if my information changes during the year?

 

 

I still have questions – who can I contact?

You can contact our office through phone or email and we would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Please contact us here

 

 

 

 

 
 

Upcoming Events

Athlete Conference

RESCHEDULED for
Saturday, April 14, 2018

 

 

Holiday Dance

Friday, December 8th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thornecliffe Greenview Community Association

 

 

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