50/50 Raffle

Show us your heart 50/50 Raffle


SLIDER - Show us your heart

We are excited to launch our online 50/50 Raffle running throughout the month of February!
If you would like to support Special Olympics Calgary, and get in the action of your own 50/50 winnings, please purchase your ticket(s) online: https://www.charity5050raffle.com/r/showusyourheart/ or help us by spreading the word.
1 for $5
3 for $10
10 for $20
50 for $50
Tickets on sale until February 27th at midnight. Draw takes place on March 3, 2021 at 1:00pm at Tuxedo Source for Sports (2520 Centre St North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V2).
License #570450 benefiting Special Olympics Alberta. 7,113 tickets printed. Tickets can only be purchased within Alberta. Prize awarded will be 50% of tickets purchased.
Home to Home Sport Connect Programs



Due to covid-19 restrictions and keeping the health and safety of our members a priority, Special Olympics Alberta has suspended all in-person programs for the remainder of the winter season.

As an alternative to in-person programming, Special Olympics Calgary is excited to announce that we will be offering a HOME-TO-HOME SPORT CONNECT program to our members!

Note: only Fall/Winter sport specific programs will be offered at this time.


Home to Home

What is Home to Home Sport Connect?

The Home to Home (H2H) Sport Connect program will offer members weekly virtual sport specific training for 6 weeks, running February 20th – March 31st. The 1-hour weekly sessions will be over Zoom and will be led by the coaches you know from your program. Each week, your coaches will lead you through some exercises that will work on improving your skills in your specific sport AND you will be able enjoy some time to connect and socialize with your teammates. The H2H Sport Connect Program is FREE to join. Each H2H program will be offered on the same day and time of when in-person programs were scheduled whenever possible.

H2H Sport Connect programs are subject to minimum registrations.

Members who do not have access to an internet connected device can request a paper copy of the program to be mailed to them.


Registration for Home-to-Home Sport Connect 6-Week Programs.

Priority will go to individuals enrolling in the same sport program they participated in during the 2019-2020 season. Registration does not guarantee your participation in the program - you will receive an email confirmation that your registration has been approved.

To enroll, please use the link below to register for your Home-to-Home Sport Connect Program before February 10th.



Special Olympics Calgary’s Home-to-Home Sport Connect Program is being offered as a complimentary opportunity to SOA’s Provincial Peak Program. All members are encouraged to participate in both the Peak and H2H programs. Information on the Provincial Peak Program can be found here:  PEAK Program | Join the climb to the PEAK! (specialolympics.ab.ca)

Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund Recipient

In September, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced an $8 million sport relief fund to help sport and recreation organizations continue to deliver programming in 2020 and beyond. 

As you may be aware, many community organizations have shut their doors due to the financial burden created by COVID-19, including lost revenue and increased program costs. Special Olympics Alberta - Calgary has experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand.  

We recently received confirmation that we are amongst 668 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with grant support through Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. We are beyond grateful to receive this news and know how positive an impact it will have on sport and recreation organizations, and ultimately, on kids across the country.

We are so thankful to be a recipient of funds through the Jumpstart Sport Relief program. The fund helps community sport organization like ours to assist us with virtual programming and preparation when in person sport programs continue.

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2020-2021 Registration Information

Welcome to Special Olympics Calgary's 2020-2021 Program Season

If you wish to participate in a SOC fall/winter program, please proceed with the registration process, so you’re prepared for the possibility of enrollment if programs continue to run. Due to the restricted numbers of cohort maximums, facility restrictions and confirmed volunteers, we are only able to have a certain number of individuals in our programs. Due to limited numbers allowed in our programs, please understand that you may be on a waitlist until space becomes available in that program. We will notify you of your status in your program, after the selected pilot programs are completed. Spring/Summer program registration will be addressed in the new year.


 Important message from Special Olympics Alberta-Calgary’s Affiliate Management Committee members.
Special Olympics Alberta-Calgary’s focus over the past 9 months has been ensuring measures would be in place for a safe return to programs as soon as were allowed to.  Working with many partners, SOCalgary was able to implement safety measures and protocols that enabled us to run a few pilot programs in October, and to check to see if these measures would work for us moving forward.

When SOCalgary shut down our programs in the spring of this year and started up our pilot programs in October, the number of Covid-19 cases were much lower than the current state in our community. While we understand the need to offer programs to our members, our top priority has, and always will be, the health and safety of all our members.

We have been monitoring the Covid-19 numbers in the City of Calgary and paying close attention to Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s updates. Like everyone, we have been hoping that the Covid-19 positive case numbers would stabilize and start to trend downwards. Dr. Hinshaw recently stated that we are at a critical point with this virus and all of us must do what we can to assist to bring the numbers down.

We understand that Special Olympics programs are extremely important to our members from both a mental and physical perspective. We also know that individuals with an intellectual disability have a heightened risk of contracting Covid-19, so after many discussions, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all sports programs until at least the middle of January 2021. This decision was not made lightly, and a number of factors were taken into consideration.

As an organization, we will continue to do what we can to keep our members engaged and will ensure we provide you with information and updates over the next few months.

Please do your part to limit the spread: wear a mask, social distance, limit social gatherings, wash your hands and stay home when possible.

Stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you when it is safe to run our programs again.

Thank you.

Karen Saunders - Chair, Special Olympics Calgary Management Committee
Additional Management Committee members: Siobhan Goguen, Garry McCulloch, Ben Spademan, Val Wahl, Jack Gregory, Wilma Shim, Dr. Katelyn Lowe
Kathy Urquhart – Executive Director, Special Olympics Calgary



Return to Play Considerations

We want you to make an informed decision about if participating in Special Olympics programs is right for you. We encourage you to explore the following resources before completing the registration form:

  • Review Special Olympics Alberta Return to Play Guidelines HERE – these are the basis of all Special Olympics Calgary programs and the guidelines all programs will follow 
  • Consider your risk status. It is recommended that High Risk Participants consult with a healthcare provider. All members must read the High Risk Participant document. If you have a health condition that places you at high risk, a doctor approval note will be required before you will be permitted to participate.
  • Watch Special Olympics Canada’s What to Expect VIDEO to see what is expected of you, and how you can prepare for programs to keep yourself and others safe.
The 2020-2021 program year will bring many changes, some known, and many unknown.  Please be prepared that your sport program may look different from what you are used to, and changes to programs may be on an individual program basis.

Known Changes:  
  • Be prepared for health screenings before every program session. Members will not be allowed to participate and will be sent home if they cannot pass the health monitoring standards.
  • Physical Distancing must be maintained during program where possible.
  • MUST be worn to, from and at all times during SOC programs, unless otherwise instructed by coaches.
  • will be in place. Members will only be able to participate in one sport per season. This includes both athletes and coaches.
  • Due to facility maximum restrictions, only registered athletes and volunteers will be allowed to enter our program area. If you have not submitted that you need 1-1 support, you are not permitted to be accompanied by a caregiver into the facility. No spectators will be allowed to stay and watch.
  • As required by our facilities, individuals are only allowed to enter the facility 15 minutes prior to the start of the program, and must leave no later than 15 minutes after the program ends. Members are not permitted to hang around outside program facilities. If you are not able to adhere to this, you will not be able to participate in the program.
  • In consideration of all members, failure to follow safety policy and protocols will results in immediate suspension from the program.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to offer the following fall/winter programs this season:
5 Pin Bowling – Paradise Lanes
Active Start/FUNdamentals
Figure Skating - Learn to Skate
Floor Hockey - Development
Floor Hockey - Youth
Health & Wellness 1
Speed Skating
Swimming - Novice
Swimming - Youth

Please note: Swimming Intermediate and Swimming Advanced has moved to the Spring/Summer season.
Possible Changes:  
  • Programs may be modified, shortened, postponed or cancelled for the 2020-2021 season.  
  • Some programs may only be able to run outdoors.
  • Some programs may only have skills and drills and no contact or league play.
  • Program capacities may be reduced depending on the sport, facility restrictions, and volunteer support.

You will be contacted with all the specific details pertaining to your sport, prior to the start-date if and when you are confirmed.



Once you have made the decision that participating with SOC programs at this time is right for you, follow the link below to complete the Electronic Registration Form. Due to capacity and cohort mandates, you may not be able to participate in your first choice of sport, so to help us try to accommodate each individual’s sport preferences, please also indicate your second and third sport choice preferences. Please only complete one registration form per member. 
You will need the following updated information to complete the registration: 

  • Contact Information 
  • Medical Information 
  • Emergency Contacts – two required 

Athlete ACCESS number, if applicable





Because we are only accepting Fall/Winter program registrations at this time, and since we will be discontinuing this distribution list, please click on the button below to remain on the distribution list so you can receive further updates for Spring/Summer programs

Spring/Summer Distribution List

We will send out further communications about spring/summer selections in the new year closer to the start of those programs.


Waiver Forms & Declaration

All athletes and volunteers must have signed forms and waivers completed before they can attend a Special Olympics program. You can sign them electronically by using the links below, or access the pdf's to print, sign, and send in below.

1 to 1’s must have a Covid-19 Declaration signed: https://forms.gle/mx19GriSg62X19vy5 (must be signed within two weeks of start of program)

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please note we continue to have limited access to our phone system – phone inquiries may not receive a response. Where possible, please email when you have a question, and we will try to address it within 72 hours, dependent on volume. We will not be taking questions about further steps at this time.
Take care and stay safe!

Special Olympics Calgary




SOC Virtual Golf Classic 2020
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Join us for a virtual round of golf
to get Special Olympics athletes in the game

We unfortunately had to cancel our biggest fundraiser, our annual Golf Classic, this year due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. As this event held a substantial role in providing funding for our programs, we are choosing to hold a virtual event in hopes our community will come together through the joy of sport and camaraderie to support our athletes for their upcoming season.



  • Pick a golf course anywhere, and play a round between August 1st - August 16th to support Special Olympics Calgary.
  • Participate as an individual or a team of 4, and challenge friends/family/coworkers to participate.


  • After your round, please visit our website and complete your donation form. Donation forms must be submitted online by Monday, August 17th @ 11:59pm MT to be eligible for prizes.

    Donate your score
    If you are up for the challenge, donate $1 for every stroke in your round.

    Donate any amount
    We appreciate any size of donation, if you would like to participate in the fun, please donate any amount you are personally comfortable with and help make a difference in the lives of our athletes.

    *Every participant who donates $100.00 or more will be entered in our Special Draw for a Round of Golf for 4 at the fantastic Mickelson National Golf Course. If you shoot a low score you can bump up your donation to $100 or more to enter the Special Draw.

    *First 144 participants will also receive a Feed A Friend gift card from our friends at Spolumbo's Fine Foods and Deli! The gift card entitles the cardholder to a free 2nd lunch with the purchase of the first one at either of their deli store-front locations.


  • Every participant who makes a donation will be eligible for a variety of draw prizes.*
    Individual: Participate as an individual and you will be entered in the draw for great individual prizes.
    Team: Participate as a team of 4 and your team will enter the draw for great team prizes.

  • More ways to win. On top of entering the main draw just for participating, see how you can also win awesome prizes in the following categories:

    As an Individual:
    Most Honest Prize: For the individual participant who donates the 'most honest' score.
    Special Draw Prize: Donate $100 or more and be automatically entered in the Special Draw for a Round of Golf for 4 at the fantastic Mickelson National Golf Course. (courtesy of the Windmill Golf Group)
    ATB Shootout Challenge: Submit your score on the online donation form. Players shooting in 70’s, 80’s 90’s or 100+ are entered in a Prize Draw in their own scoring category.
    Best Dressed Prize: Show off the fun you're having with a wacky or themed costume on social media tagging @specialocalgary and #SOCClassic on facebook, twitter or instagram, or by including a photo on your donation form to enter the draw for a prize.

    As a Team:
    Closest to the Pin: Compete within your own team for the best Closest to the Pin shot on any or all of the Par 3's. Send in the name of the winning player(s) from your team. The player(s) will be added to the draw for the overall Closest to the Pin Prize.
    Longest Putt: Compete within your own team for the Longest Putt made during your round. Send in the name of the winning player from your team. The player will be added to the draw for the overall Longest Putt Prize.
    Special Draw Prize: Any individual team member who donates $100 or more will also automatically be entered in the Special Draw for a Round of Golf for 4 at the fantastic Mickelson National Golf Course. (courtesy of the Windmill Golf Group)
    ATB Shootout Challenge: Submit your score on the online donation form. Players shooting in 70’s, 80’s 90’s or 100+ are entered in a Prize Draw in their own scoring category.
    Best Dressed: Show off the fun you're having with a wacky or themed costume on social media tagging @specialocalgary and #SOCClassic on facebook, twitter or instagram, or by including a photo on your donation form to enter the draw.


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Click on the buttons below for one pagers of information. The participation guides layout the information you need to collect for the donation form, and the different prize opportunities available to you.

individual participation guide     Team participation guide     prize list

Complete your Individual or Team Donation Form after your round.
*Participants must complete and submit their donation form online by Monday, August 17th @ 11:59pm MT to be eligible for prizes.


 Thank you to all the donors of the Virtual Golf Classic, for the prizes and your contributions.
                                             Windmill Golf Group                          VIP Golf       Calgary Old-Time Hockey Players Association
Caroline Barham
Mickelson National Golf Club
Peters Family Foundation

Calgary Flames Hockey Club
Calgary Hitmen
Calgary Roughnecks
Carstairs Community Golf Club
Collicutt Siding Golf Club - Crossfield
Darcy Ranch Golf Group
Flames/NHL Alumni
Helga Price
John & Barb Taylor
Molson Coors
Nanton Golf Club
River Spirit Golf Club
Serenity Golf Club
Sprinbank Links Golf Club
Tuxedo Source for Sports


Special Draw: Mickelson National Golf Club (4) - Debra Rice
Willow Park Golf Club (4) - Mary Trollope
Earl Grey Golf Club (4) - Jeff Mann
Closest to the Pin: Winston Golf Club (4) - Shirley Van Den Bosch
Nanton Golf Club (4) - Patty Egeland
Longest Putt: Bearspaw Golf Club (4) - Eric Blakely
Carstairs Community Golf Club (4) - Jack Gregory
ATB ShootOut Challenge
70s: $125 Gift Card - Mark Stobart
80s: $125 Gift Card -Elayne MacDonald
90s: $125 Gift Card -Murray Sigler
100+: $125 Gift Card -Dean Jones
Best Dressed: Calgary Flames Hockey Club Golf Package - Katrina O'Reilly
Radium Golf Group - Radium Course (4) - Karen Saunders
Most Honest Score: Calgary Roughnecks Team Signed Jersey - Laura Gordyko
Molson Coors Granville Retro Cooler and 24 pack - Trish Savill
General Draw
Wilderness Golf Club (4) - Marcus Astley
Heritage Pointe Golf Club (4) - Dean Jenkins
Kananaskis Country Golf Course (4) - Chris Demchuk
Radium Golf Group - Springs Course (4) - Karen Saunders
The Canal at Delacour Golf Club (4) - Mark Stobart
Lynx Ridge Golf Club (4) - Bob Corrigan
Springbank Links Golf Club (4) - Diane Gagnon
River Spirit Golf Club (4) - Wayne Thomas
The Hamptons Golf Course (2) - Jay Cowles
The Hamptons Golf Course (2) - Marie Evans
Heritage Pointe Golf Club (2) - Monika Jansen
Heritage Pointe Golf Club - Alejandra Price
D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club (2) - Patty Egeland
Collicutt Siding Golf Club (2) - Lisa Vlooswyk
Collicutt Siding Golf Club (2) - Walt Savill
Serenity Golf Club (2) - Kyle Derre
Fairmont Banff Hot Springs 1 Night Stay - Laura Gordyko
Xbox and Controller - Sharon Appleyard
Calgary Flames Lanny McDonald Jersey - Mike Keet
Calgary Hitmen Team Signed Jersey - Ken Hobday
Sobeys $50 Gift Card - Sharon Thomas
Sobeys $50 Gift Card - Barb Long
Sobeys $50 Gift Card - Carol Hall
Sobeys $50 Gift Card - Barb Reeson
Sobeys $50 Gift Card - Gary Simpson
Sobeys $50 Gift Card - Beverly Hansen
1 Dozen Wilson Golf Balls - Sam Gabor
1 Dozen Wilson Golf Balls - Heather Paul-Scott
1 Dozen Wilson Golf Balls - Eric Blakely
1 Dozen Wilson Golf Balls - John & Barb Taylor
Special Olympics Calgary (SOC) is a volunteer driven registered charity whose mission is to enrich the lives of Albertans with an intellectually disability through sport. Special Olympics is more than just sports, and a one time event, we are in the community every day of the year, providing a combination of fun, fitness and social activity that helps build the confidence and life skills of our athletes. SOC has over 800 athletes with support and coaching from 300+ volunteers, participating in 21 different summer and winter sports.
SOC relies on the generosity of individuals, groups corporations and special events to survive as we receive no direct government funding to sustain our operations. 76% of our annual operating budget is raised through generous donations right here in Calgary. Currently, we require approximately $750,000 dollars to cover the costs associated with programming. Proceeds from the Golf Classic will directly help us achieve this goal.
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We are proud to be a charity of the Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink program. All donations made through their site will be matched up to 50%.

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