Skip the Depot



We've partnered with SkipTheDepot!

What is SkipTheDepot? A door-to-door bottle collection service that makes refundable recycling and fundraising easier than 1,2,3

  1. Download the app and book a pickup using
  2. Place your bags outside
  3. Receive refund and donate to us!

SkipTheDepot allows a contactless way to recycle your bottles, and donate your refund directly to our organization with ease.


Special Olympics Alberta and by extension, Special Olympics Calgary, will be suspending across the province, all sport training, competition and other fundraising activations until April 14, at which time the situation will be re-evaluated.

Although the risk of infection in Alberta is still low, our members have a heightened risk so we have decided to take the necessary measures. We hope that we will be able to resume programs and events after April 14, but there is a possibility that we will need to extend the suspension. We will continue to monitor the situation and work with our key partners and local health authorities so that we only resume programs when we can ensure safety for our members. Protection of our athletes, volunteers, staff and families is our number one priority.

Please also know in order to ensure we are supporting the fight against the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the health and wellness of our staff and members, our office will be closed from March 16th - March 27th as staff will be working from home. You can still reach our staff through email and we look forward to staying connected with you.

Please visit our program cancellations page for updates as the situation progresses.

Thank you for your understanding. Please reach out with an questions you may have.
- Special Olympics Calgary
Frequently Asked Questions

When will our spring programs start?
Spring programs have been postponed until April 14th, but that date will be reevaluated based on the situation, and may possibly change.
Will we receive a refund for our dates missed?
We are still figuring out what the spring programs will look like, and more messaging will be sent out to you when we have an answer.
How do I get my Bowl-a-Rama pledges to Special Olympics?
Our office is currently closed, so when we reopen, information will be sent to bowling athletes on the procedures of Bowl-a-Rama pledge sheets and funds drop off and collecting the giveaway items, as well as announcing prize winners. Please keep all your information and funds in a safe and secure place until then.
Is the _______ event still running?
At this time, all programs, events, and fundraising initiatives including athlete activations have been suspended. Once events are confirmed to run or rescheduled, you will be notified.
Team Alberta 2020

We are proud to have athletes and volunteers representing Calgary on Team Alberta at the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay, Ontario February 25-29, 2020.

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Brittany Gadzosa
Sallie Szanik

Mary Goodwin
Darrel Harsch
David Smith
Michael Jamieson
Dana Tetz
Caroline Rippe, Coach

Ferris Brewer

Erica Manson
Sarah McCarthy
Emily Ross
Lois Ross, Coach

Amber Harriman
JorDen Tyson
Meg Ohsada
Emma Bittorf
McKenna Husband
Eleanor Saubak
Kennedy Zaytsoff
Barb Prystai, Coach

Nicolas Scarangella
Spencer Stevens
Joshua Weaver
Marie Powell, Coach

Katie Saunders
Nicholas Dagenais
Dylan Deuchar

For more information on the event, please click here for the event website.

Breakfast with Champions 2020

           presented by QV Investors Inc

Rise and Shine… We invite you to join us at the 8th Annual Breakfast with Champions in support of Special Olympics Calgary!

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This annual fundraising event gives sports fans the chance to support an amazing cause, while rubbing shoulders with some of Calgary's most celebrated sport celebrities as well as Special Olympics Calgary ambassadors. Last year’s breakfast hosted more than 275 guests from Calgary’s corporate community, athletics enthusiasts, Special Olympics Athletes, and Calgary media. Funds raised at the Breakfast support more than 800 individuals with intellectual disabilities in the Calgary area. As one of our major fundraising events, this event provides essential funding for athletic programs that fosters self-esteem, and allows our athletes to make new friends while realizing their full athletic potential.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Scotiabank Saddledome
555 Saddledome Rise SE

Program: 7:00am – 9:30am


Honorary Chair

Lanny McDonald
Calgary Flames Alumni

Lanny McDonald



Join our special guests, our Special Olympics athletes,

and local sport celebrities

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    Mikael Backlund                     Marshal King                           Kyle Shewfelt
    Calgary Flames Forward             Calgary Roughnecks Forward         Olympian - Gymnastics 
Charlie Power                                Pierre-Luc Caron                                     Rene Paredes
Calgary Stampeders Running Back         Calgary Stampeders Long Snapper           Calgary Stampeders Placekicker     
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               Haley Daniels                                        Jane Channell                          Lisa "longball" Vlooswyk
            Canadian National Team - Whitewater canoeing            Olympian - Skeleton              Canadian National Long Ball Champion             
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Dave Dickenson                     Jamie Macoun                       Perry Berezan
Calgary Stampeders Head Coach/Alumni         NHL Alumni                           NHL Alumni                    

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       John Hufnagel                                          Jason LaBarbera
         Calgary Stampeders President & GM/Alumni           Calgary Hitmen Goalie Coach/NHL Alumni    
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Host on Sportsnet 960 The FAN





Purchase a ticket or table to join us at our Breakfast,
or become a sponsor to have the company of one of our athletes and celebrity guests at your table!




Thank you to our amazing event sponsors:


             QV Invenstors 
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For more information, please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



12 Ave SE --> South on Olympic Way SE --> East on 14 Ave NE --> South on 5 St SE
Complimentary parking can be found at the North Parkade and Surface Lot A.

Please enter through the Scotiabank Saddledome Dome Club entrance located on the north side of the Saddledome near the Calgary Flames and Ticketmaster Ticket Offices.

You WILL NOT have acces through Dutton's Lounge

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Registration 2019-2020

Registration Timeline

July 5-19
Returning members (athletes & volunteers) ensure they can log on to their account on the online portal
July 25
Registration Information (steps and program details) released to all members (new and returning athletes/volunteers)
August 1
Online Portal opens for Registration at 10:00am MST
Space is limited in some sports and registration is based on a first come first serve basis.
Returning athletes must register by August 11 to confirm their spot in the programs they are returning to from last season
August 18
Online Registration Momentarily Closes
No program registrations will be accepted until Sept 9
August 19 - September 4
Program confirmations and fees owed sent to registered members
September 7
Program Payment Day
Calgary Heritage Christian Academy
2003 McKnight Blvd NE
11:00am - 1:00pm
*cash or cheque only*
Members, or someone on their behalf, must attend within this timeframe to pay for programs
September 9
Online Registration Reopens and is open throughout the year


Registration Resources


The Online Portal

This is the website for online reigstration:
Registration buttons - online portal

2019-2020 Sport Program Details

The list of sport programs we are offering for the 2019-2020 season


Online Account Login Assistance

Steps if you have previously registered on the online portal and need help logging into your account.

Registration buttons - account login

Forgot your password for your Account

Steps if you have created an account but forget your password


Athlete Registration


There are two ways to register a returning athlete:

1. An athlete registering themselves
An athlete should be registering themselves on their account, only if they are their own guardian.
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2. Someone registering an athlete on their behalf
Anyone registering on behalf of an athlete (parent, guardian, supportive roommate, group home coordinator, caregiver, etc.) should have their own account be connected to the athlete as the 'Family Admin'. This must be done through the office for returning athletes, so please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to get this set up.
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Here are the steps to sign up as a NEW ATHLETE with Special Olympics:
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**We unfortunately had some technical issues uploading our updated help documents, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you want these sent to you. They are step by step instructions to help you through registering on the online portal.**

Someone registering an athlete on their behalf
Registration Steps for New Athletes (independent)
An athlete registering them self and is their own guardian
Registration Steps for Multiple Athletes
(individual signing up more than one athlete)

Volunteer Registration


Registration buttons - returning volunteer


Registration buttons - new volunteer
**We unfortunately had some technical issues uploading our updated help document, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you want these sent to you. They are step by step instructions to help you through registering on the online portal.**

While we hope to minimize issues this registration year by being proactive with improved resources, members may still experience problems with the Portal. If you run into any difficulties, please reach out to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We aim to return all inquiries within 2 business days. If you do not receive a response within 2 business days, please try reaching us at 403-735-1022 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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