NEW PROGRAM: Unified Basketball

We are very excited to bring #UnifiedSports to Calgary, as we host our first ever demonstration unified program: basketball!

 

UNIFIED BALL

 

WHAT IS UNIFIED SPORTS?

Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of individuals with and without disabilities, of similar age and/or ability, which makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away. 

Our opponent is intolerance. Only shoulder-to-shoulder, as teammates together, can we defeat it.

 

 

JOIN THE TEAM!

Team sports bring people together. In fact, a half a million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes. Join and take your place alongside the rest of our global game-changers today:

Get involved as an ATHLETE
An athlete is a registered Special Olympics Calgary member, who has an intellectual disability. Current registered athletes can call the office to sign up for Unified Basketball, or individuals can learn how to register an athlete and fill out the registration forms to sign someone new up with SOC.

Get involved as a UNIFIED PARTNER
A unified partner is an individual without an intellectual disability, who plays on the team alongside our Special Olympics athletes. To register as a unified partner, please fill out this form, and submit it to the office.

Get involved as a COACH
All of our coaches are volunteers. If you would like to coach our unified basketball team, please contact Karen Hurley ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to obtain the neccessary forms to register.

 

 

PROGRAM DETAILS:

January 12, 2018 - March 23, 2018
Fridays: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Foothills Academy, 745 - 37 St NW

Program Fee: $40 (for athletes and unified partners)

 

 

If you have any questions, please give our office a call at 403-735-1022.

 

 
Holiday Dance

Special Olympics Calgary will be hosting a Holiday Mingle & Jingle Dance, thanks to our friends from Energy Fore Friends!

When: Friday, December 8th, 2017
          6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre
          5600 Centre St N

Cost: FREE for registered SOC athletes and $5 for their guest
       Payments can be made at the door. Cash only

Dress: Join our holiday theme, and wear your favourite ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’! Prizes will be awarded for best male and female
        Or feel free to wear any red, green or festive clothing.
 
Details
  • Registered SOC athletes can bring one guest
  • There is no dinner at this event, but a warm snack and hot chocolate will be provided
  • Please arrange your access transportation drop off for no earlier than 6:30pm and pick up at 8:15pm
**Athletes attending without support need to come with ID, emergency contact info and access info (if necessary), because there may not be Special Olympics staff or volunteers that know the athlete.

 
 

 
Holiday Dance 2017 invite 
 


 
Program Cancellations


The weather may not always cooperate with us. Please check here for program updates and cancellations throughout the year! Cancellations will be determined and posted for weekday programs by 12:00pm on program day, and weekend programs by Friday at 4:00pm. We follow the forecast off of the Weather Network

 

The  following programs are cancelled 

Cross Country Skiing - December 2nd
Alpine Skiing - December 3rd

  

This is a reminder that for the safety of all athletes, parents/guardians/caregivers dropping off participants at a facility must ensure that the facility is open, and a coach or supervisor is present before leaving the athlete at that location.

 
Team Alberta 2018

Team Alberta has been announced! We are proud to have athletes and volunteers representing Calgary on the Team Alberta 2018 training squad.

TeamAB18
 
2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships
Charlottetown and Summerside PEI
May 15-19, 2018
 
2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games
Antigonish, NS
July 31 - August 4, 2018

 

TEAM MANAGER
Kelly Edwards

MISSION STAFF
Justin Lee
Karen Hurley
 
 
10-PIN BOWLING
Bradley Gosselin
Brianne Koeckeritz
James Starkewski

5-PIN BOWLING
Greg Blais
Fern Bremault
Ethel Burns
Sheldon Cayer
Leslie Flaterud
Darrell Harsch
Michael Jamieson
David Smith
Jeff Tilley
Lori Tilley

Caroline Rippe, Coach
Faye LaPointe, Coach

ATHLETICS
Iain Cheyne
Kieran Corrigan
Jennifer Riddell
Katie Saunders
Jonathan Stel
Wade Szanik

Marie Powell, Head Coach

BASKETBALL
Jory Chan
Damion Chiodo
Alysia Gibson
Melissa Gerbrandt
Kristina Hansen
Richard Pepler
Hank Round
Lynndsay Smeltzer
Stephen Van Oosterhout
Kelsey Wood

Sandy Boisselle, Head Coach
Kaitlyn Van Bakel, Associate Coach
Bill Clark, Associate Coach
 
Will Shepherd
Stephen Prechner
Chris Clark
Jonathan Wilby
David Johnstone
Peter Arsenault
Kyle Leesman
Micheala Wasyliw
Bill Hurley
Jacob McPhee

 
Bill Matkin, Head Coach
Bill Leesman, Associate Coach
Nicole Works, Associate Coach


BOCCE
Erin LeBlanc
Darby Taylor
Colin Vircoe
 
Joan Turnbull, Head Coach
Debbie Rice, Associate Coach

GOLF
Emma Bittorf
Josh Engel
Paul Oldridge
Allie Price
 
Darren Bittorf, Caddie
Bob Oldridge, Caddie
Al Price, Caddie
Chris Turnbull, Caddie


POWERLIFTING
Vaughn Lang
David Nicholson
Scott Pagenkopf

Sandy King, Head Coach

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
Zoe Bates
Amber Harriman

SWIMMING
Steven Brausse
Johanna Dias
Sarah McCarthy
Jordan, MacLeod
Wren Smith
Jodi Tanigami
Justin Thompson 
Patrick Weaver
 
Sallie Szanik, Head Coach
Brittany Gadzosa, Associate Coach
 
 
For the full list of facts and all of Team Alberta's roster, click here

 

 
Breakfast with Champions - Thank you

presented by QV Investors Inc

 
BWC 2016

  
Thank you to our friends and fans for joining us at our annual Breakfast with Champions event on Tuesday, October 17th. This year we hosted more than 300 guests from Calgary's corporate community, athletics enthusiasts, Special Olympics athletes, and Calgary media. Funds raised at the Breakfast support more than 850 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.

 

 

 

We were joined by our special guests, our Special Olympics athletes...

Allie Price   Sarah McCarthy   JorDen Tyson2

  Allie Price                   Sarah McCarthy                    JorDen Tyson

 

 

Andrew Turnbull    Bill Hurley  Erin Gregory

Andrew Turnbull                                               Bill Hurley                                                 Erin Gregory              

 

 

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Darby Taylor                                                               Kelsey Engbloom                                                          Emma Bittorf

 

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Mark Evans                                                                Shane Stewart                                                   Melissa Gerbrandt

 

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                       Zoe Bates                                   Rachel Ryan                              Leonka Kaluha                              Heather Twells

 

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Amber-Lynn Flexhaug                       Sarah Peterson                                David Hall 

 

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Darian Rogan                                                                 Kayla Gent         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And local sport celebrities

 

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Brian Burke
Breakfast with Champions Honorary Chair

 

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Catriona LeMay Doan                           Kyle Shewfelt       
 Olympic Speed Skater                          Olympics Gymnast     
Guest Speaker                                  Guest Speaker 

Mikael Backlund2    Lisa longball    Erica Wiebe2

                               Mikael Backlund                             Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyck                        Erica Wiebe             
                                          Calgary Flames                                      Longball Golfer                                Olympic Wrestler                     

 

 

Alex Singleton    Jameer Thurman    Chris Spring

                   Alex Singleton                                      Jameer Thurman                                 Chris Spring
                Calgary Stampeders                                Calgary Stampeders                            Olympic Bobsledder

 

Dougie Hamilton    Matthew Tkachuk    Freddie Hamilton

       Dougie Hamilton                                                          Matthew Tkachuk                                                Freddie Hamilton
      Calgary Flames                                                         Calgary Flames                                                     Calgary Flames

 

AndrewMcBride thumb2     Bob snider     Jason LaBarbera

Andrew McBride                                          Bob Snider                                         Jason LaBarbera
    
Calgary Roughnecks Alumni                          Calgary Roughnecks                             Calgary Hitmen Coach        

 

Martin Gelinas    Lanny McDonald Flames   Brett Kulak

Martin Gelnias                                      Lanny McDonald                                        Brett Kulak

 

 

 
Thank you to our amazing event sponsors:

PRESENTING SPONSOR

        QV Invenstors 
 
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SILVER:

              Kiwanis Metro                                            Felesky Flynn   
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              Buchanan Barry                               Tuxedo Source for Sports
  BB logo new Pantone 409                 tuxedo


BRONZE
:
West Jet
Flames Foundation for Life
Bob and Nancy Engbloom
Big Al's Texturing Ltd.
S. Goguen Professional Corporation
Spolumbos Fine Foods and Deli

 

 

 

 

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