Stories

Sharing the joy of sport

Special Olympics has received many incredible stories from people whose lives have been changed and enriched through sport, friendship, fun and mentorship. Some of those people have been kind enough to share their stories with you.

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David and Nicole sit side by side looking into the camera.
I am very happy and honoured to skate with these great Olympic champions. I have met Scott and Tessa at Skate Canada before and also thought it would be great to be on the ice with them. Awesome!
Sarah Thomas on the ice
I was in the car when mom told me I got picked and mom says that her right ear is still ringing from me squealing so loud.
Nadia Bouillon performs on the ice
Special Olympics gave me the opportunity to experience participation at different levels from competition, while making a ton of new friends along the way.
Hailey Fulford
Athlete: Hailey Fulford Age: 33 From: London, Ont. Rock The Rink performance: October 30 at Budweiser Gardens 1. How long have you been figure skating...
Julia Romualdi with her medals on the ice
My reaction to performing at Rock The Rink is that I am so excited to be involved and I am proud of myself. I couldn’t believe that this was happening to me. This is a huge honour.
SOO's Juli Prokopchuk-Brattan and athlete Stephen Graham hold a sign that reads Ontario.
After 24 years with Special Olympics Saskatchewan and Ontario, Juli Prokopchuk-Brattan is adding another title to her resume: assistant chef de...
Levi Adam - Give a Toonie Share a Dream
On Monday October 21, 2019 the 19th annual Give a Toonie Share a Dream fundraising campaign is back at Staples Canada. From now until November 3...
Softball players pose for a photo
While it marks the third time Alberta will host a Special Olympics Canada National Games, the growing city of Medicine Hat also boasts a history of highly successful events, including the Special Olympics Alberta Provincial Summer Games 2017.
SOPEI Executive Director Charity Sheehan poses for a photo with two Special Olympics athletes.
Special Olympics Prince Edward Island Executive Director Charity Sheehan is a self-described “Games junkie.” She’s been involved with Special Olympics...
Moriah on the ice with her hands up
I am practicing lots. I did lots of summer skating and off-ice training. Now I practice three days a week. I love spins and skating fast. I love skating in front of an audience.