Special Olympics

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. woman to celebrate birthday with 100-km ultra marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kalyn Head will mark her 25th birthday with a fundraiser run from Chilliwack to Vancouver

 

Rick Prosk was among the coaches helping Quesnel Special Olympics athletes with a spring fling fundraiser. (Photo submitted)

Fundraiser draws a crowd to support Quesnel Special Olympics

A barbecue, bake sale and car wash was held last Saturday

 

The Quesnel Strikers won the B Division, made up of Greg Lindstrom, Donald Fieber, Candice Valois, Haley Higdon, Dean Cake and coach Dale Lindblom. (Special Olympics Submitted Photo)

Special Olympics Quesnel hosts bowling tournament

The 22nd annual Gold Pan Tournament was held on Saturday, April 23

 

The combined Quesnel-Prince George team went 2-2 at the tournament. (Quesnel Special Olympics Photo)

Quesnel Special Olympics competes in provincial floor hockey qualifier

The local team combined with Prince George to put forward a northern representative

The combined Quesnel-Prince George team went 2-2 at the tournament. (Quesnel Special Olympics Photo)
Members, friends and family of the Quesnel RCMP came together to play a game of basketball against the Special Olympics team. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Special Olympics Basketball season ends with friendly competition

The local team took on a team made up of Quesnel RCMP members on Friday, March 18

Members, friends and family of the Quesnel RCMP came together to play a game of basketball against the Special Olympics team. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jessica Colpitts and Robert Beiswanger took home individual awards at the event for the highest three games for the women’s and men’s sections respectively. (Special Olympics Quesnel Submitted Photo)

Quesnel Special Olympics bowlers compete in Dawson Creek

Quesnel teams finished second and third in the regional qualifier earlier this month

Jessica Colpitts and Robert Beiswanger took home individual awards at the event for the highest three games for the women’s and men’s sections respectively. (Special Olympics Quesnel Submitted Photo)
Julie Black, a Special Olympics athlete and Tim Hortons employee, shows off a Choose to Include doughnut, which will be on sale Jan. 28-30 benefiting Special Olympics Canada. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Tim Hortons asks customers to choose doughnut to benefit Special Olympics

‘Choose to Include’ doughnut available this weekend, Jan. 28-30

Julie Black, a Special Olympics athlete and Tim Hortons employee, shows off a Choose to Include doughnut, which will be on sale Jan. 28-30 benefiting Special Olympics Canada. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Quesnel Special Olympics athletes went down to Prince George for floor hockey. (Quesnel Special Olympics Facebook)

Quesnel Special Olympics team travels to Prince George

The group made their first overnight trip to compete in more than a year

Quesnel Special Olympics athletes went down to Prince George for floor hockey. (Quesnel Special Olympics Facebook)
Canada’s Danielle Dorris checks her time after winning a gold medal in the women’s 50m butterfly at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Sept.3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Paralympic Committee-Scott Grant

Canadian teen Danielle Dorris wins Paralympic gold and sets world record

Danielle Dorris captured a gold medal in the 50-metre butterfly at the Tokyo Paralympics

Canada’s Danielle Dorris checks her time after winning a gold medal in the women’s 50m butterfly at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Sept.3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Paralympic Committee-Scott Grant
Despite missed competitions and an overload of virtual tasks, Special Olympics BC athlete Kassidy Rutledge and mental health coach Kimberly Rutledge, are staying positive. They are pictured in their Kelowna living room, which has become both a gym and an office during the pandemic. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Former Quesnel Special Olympics athlete, coach reflect on staying positive during uncertain times

The Rutledge sisters aim to inspire others to stay happy and healthy during uncertain times

Despite missed competitions and an overload of virtual tasks, Special Olympics BC athlete Kassidy Rutledge and mental health coach Kimberly Rutledge, are staying positive. They are pictured in their Kelowna living room, which has become both a gym and an office during the pandemic. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Matthew Hender broke down his workout on a Special Olympics BC Facebook livestream, providing tips and proper form. (Special Olympics Photo)

Quesnel Special Olympics athlete shares workout

Matthew Hender designed a workout with no equipment called No Pain No Gain

Matthew Hender broke down his workout on a Special Olympics BC Facebook livestream, providing tips and proper form. (Special Olympics Photo)
The Quesnel Special Olympics Curling team (Dean Cake, Josh Tilsner, Matt Hender, Douglas King and Cory Melnychuk) played the Burnaby team in a challenge match. (Submitted Photo)

Special Olympics Quesnel faces Burnaby in curling challenge

The Burnaby club sent pre-set rock locations for Quesnel to try to out-count

The Quesnel Special Olympics Curling team (Dean Cake, Josh Tilsner, Matt Hender, Douglas King and Cory Melnychuk) played the Burnaby team in a challenge match. (Submitted Photo)
Members of the Quesnel Special Olympics track team round the curve at Correlieu Secondary School. (Facebook)

Quesnel athletes shine at virtual Special Olympics events

Quesnel athletes made up nearly half the participants at a track and field event

Members of the Quesnel Special Olympics track team round the curve at Correlieu Secondary School. (Facebook)
The Quesnel Special Olympics track team made up nearly half of all provincial participants at a virtual meet. (Special Olympics Quesnel - Facebook)

Quesnel Special Olympics celebrates successful season despite COVID-19 challenges

Local athletes were honoured by Special Olympics B.C. at a virtual awards ceremony

The Quesnel Special Olympics track team made up nearly half of all provincial participants at a virtual meet. (Special Olympics Quesnel - Facebook)
Special Olympics Quesnel held its portion of a virtual track meet on Sept. 2. It was the organization’s first competition during the pandemic. (Special Olympics Quesnel - Facebook)

Special Olympics Quesnel sprints past COVID-19 challenges

Athletes from the area competed in a virtual track meet, sharing times with clubs across B.C.

Special Olympics Quesnel held its portion of a virtual track meet on Sept. 2. It was the organization’s first competition during the pandemic. (Special Olympics Quesnel - Facebook)
Betty Coleman is passing the torch virtually this year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

Betty Coleman is passing the torch virtually this year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
This year’s Wilf Smith Memorial Curling League is being hailed as another success. (Observer file photo)

Wilf Smith Memorial Curling League Lions Cup Bonspiel a hit

Special Olympics curlers team up with other league members in annual Quesnel competition

This year’s Wilf Smith Memorial Curling League is being hailed as another success. (Observer file photo)