Because of the ongoing health recommendations, and related facility closures, Special Olympics BC was forced to cancel the remainder of the 2020 Regional Qualifier season. This was disappointing for everyone. But after discussing the feedback we had been receiving, the decision felt necessary.
We didn’t want anyone to feel anxiety about training for and organizing these important competitions, when we were all compromised by a situation beyond anyone’s control. And in the reduced time available, it would not have been possible to host and train for all the necessary competitions in a way that would be fair to everyone.
In fall 2020, we will announce the new selection process for the next Special Olympics BC Summer Games. We will be consulting widely in B.C. to discuss opportunities and possibilities, and we will stay aligned with other provincial and territorial Special Olympics Chapters.
Please click here for our complete April 8 announcement.
Please click here for the recap, photos, and videos from the Regional Qualifiers held successfully in early 2020.
Please click here for SOBC's plan for a slow, phased return to in-person sport programs.