About Us

Special Olympics BC provides high-quality sports programs and competitions that help people with intellectual disabilities celebrate personal achievement and gain confidence, skills, and friendships.

For more than 35 years, Special Olympics BC has been committed to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and, in turn, the lives of their family members, friends and everyone they’ve touched.

There are now more than 4,600 Special Olympics athletes participating in year-round programs in 55 communities around B.C., supported by more than 3,900 dedicated volunteers.

SOBC Coquitlam was accredited in 1984 and serves the Tricity areas of Coquitlam, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam.

What is Special Olympics? 

  • Individual and team sports for people with an intellectual disability
  • A year-round program that offers opportunities to compete in many different seasonal sports
  • Offers training, competition, and fun
  • Everyone participates - ages 8 and up for competitive programs. We also have youth programs for ages 2 to 18)
  • Special Olympics is a worldwide organization (over 170 countries)
  • Over 4.9 million athletes have participated since 1968

Why Join Special Olympics?

  • For Training and Competition - provides high-quality sports programs and competitions
  • For Fitness - offers fitness and healthy lifestyle for athletes
  • For Awards - enriches lives and celebrates personal achievements
  • For Travel - offers opportunities to attend local, regional, provincial, national and international competitions
  • For Friendship - provides opportunities for athletes to develop social skills and cultivate friendships
  • To Feel Good - instills and improves self-esteem
  • To Promote Sportsmanship and Teamwork - offers the benefits of working hard and succeeding as a team
  • To Promote Awareness - and involvement with the intellectually disabled in your community