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We provide quality sport training programs and competitions for athletes living with an intellectual disability in the district of Northern Ontario.

If you're an athlete, a coach, or a volunteer, or thinking of becoming one, check us out and learn about the exciting opportunities that we have to offer.

What a night!

Congratulations to all award recipients, honoured at the Special Olympics Ontario Annual General Meeting held November 9th in Markham. Northern Ontario was well-represented on the stage! Male Athlete of the Year is Dayne Tipper of Manitoulin Island, Team of the Year is the Manitoulin Rockin' Sweepers Curling Team, Educator of the Year is Rob Saunders of Near North, Volunteer of the Year is Denita Minoletti of Thunder Bay, and the President's Award was presented to Diane Wahlman of Timmins. Well-deserved recognition, to be sure. Also recognized were Years of Service recipients, including Reggie Lacroix of Sudbury East for 30 years of dedication to the organization. 
(pictured is Dayne Tipper on the left, standing alongside the Rockin' Sweepers)



News Flash

  • District Teams Announced! (please click on the title to be taken to the full post with attachments) Here it is, folks: the announcement of Team North Eastern Ontario and Team North Western Ontario for the 2017 Provincial Summer Games being held in Peel Region. Congratulations to those athletes who have been selected to the Team in Training! For questions about selections, please contact District Developer Hellaina Rothenburg, hellainar@specialolympicsontario.com. Team members should expect to hear soon from their District Team Manager, Dee Mitchell of Parry Sound, and for the North West, Denita Minoletti will be your organizing force. For more information on the Games, please visit the website at http://www.specialolympics2017games.com/default.asp. 
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 10:04 AM by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg
  • CF24: Successful event in Kapuskasing SUPER event held in Kapuskasing as part of CF24, the partnership between Special Olympics and Cross Fit gyms across the country. Held on October 22nd, the event saw gym members complete a series of workouts while raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics. Check out the aweseme video posted by Rock Box Crossfit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV1c0D7qDcY. 
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 9:30 AM by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg
  • Meeting and Greeting with your MPs (please click on post title to be taken to full post with photo) Athletes across the province have been sharing their experiences with their local Members of Parliament, in the lead-up to Special Olympics Canada's "Capital Hill Day" in Ottawa, October 25th. Here, Julia Romualdi is all smiles during her meeting with MP Charlie Angus in Timmins.
    Posted Nov 3, 2016, 7:37 AM by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg
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