Athletes are able to participate in weekly activities and sports held throughout the entire year; this has been key to our local’s success. The SOBC advocates its use of informal competition which is enjoyed by all athletes.


Special Olympics BC competitions are run on a four-year cycle:

▪   Year 1: Regional Qualifiers

▪   Year 2: Provincial Qualifiers

▪   Year 3: National Qualifiers

▪   Year 4: World Games

The current schedule is as follows:

2013 – Winter World Games…Pyeong Chang, Republic of Korea

Summer Provincial Games…Langley, BC

2014 – Winter Regional Qualifiers

Summer National Games…Vancouver, BC

2015 – Winter Provincial Games…Kamloops, BC

Summer World Games…Los Angeles, California

2016 – Winter National Games…Corner Brook, Newfoundland

2017 – Winter World Games…Austria