New Special Olympics Nanaimo Powerlifting Program and Cheese Fundraiser Update

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Special Olympics Nanaimo

A brand new Powerlifting program will start on Wednesday, January 8th and will run on Wednesdays & Fridays from 7 – 8:30 pm. The training will be at the Island Optimal gym with coaches Joel Meier & Pat Kowal. Please note that Special Olympics athletes must be 16 years of age before competing in powerlifting.

Powerlifting is about more than squats, bench presses, and deadlifts. It is about perseverance, overcoming barriers, and striving for success.

Powerlifting events include Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift Combination (Bench Press and Deadlift), Combination (Bench Press, Deadlift, and Squat).

Paradise Island Cheese Update

Thank you to everyone that placed an order for our cheese fundraiser. Jacky is picking up all the orders on December 18th and will coordinate delivery or pick-up once she has everything. Please contact her for more details at 250.802.1088.

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
The Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath

If you have SO Nanaimo stories, results and pictures to share for the newsletter please send them to SOnewsnanaimo. Feedback on the newsletter always welcome!

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Special Olympics Nanaimo December Newsletter

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Special Olympics Nanaimo
December Newsletter

As we’re rapidly approaching the winter break all of us at Special Olympics Nanaimo want to wish our hard working athletes, volunteers, families and supporters a happy and safe holiday season!

It’s has been another great year of competition, achievement and friendship and none of this is possible without the dedication of our athletes and the help and support of our many local volunteers. Thank you for all that you do to make Special Olympics Nanaimo great!

A reminder for everyone to stay active and healthy over the break and we look forward to seeing you all again in the new year!

Holiday Break Dates

Sport Last Practice
Before Break
First Practice
After Break
Floor Hockey Dec-17 Jan-07
Rythmic Gymnastics Dec-11 Jan-08
Dryland/Club fit Dec-09 Jan-13
5-pin Bowling Dec-21 Jan-11
Athletic Club Dec-11 Jan-08
10-Pin Bowling Dec-16 Jan-06
Basketball Dec-16 Jan-06
Figure Skating Contact Angela
Curling TBD TBD
Swimming Dec 17 Jan-02
Local Committee Reminder

The next SOBC Nanaimo Local Committee meeting will be held on December 10th at 7 pm at the Country Grocer Community Room on Dufferin Crescent and is open to anyone. If you have questions or comments about anything and everything related to Special Olympics the committee is happy to discuss issues that are brought to the their attention. To contact the local directly please email SO.Nanaimo.Local.Coordinator.

Bad Weather Reminder

As the weather changes we want to remind everyone about our winter weather policy. It’s really easy to remember that if there’s snow, Special Olympics is a No Go! We want everyone to remember safety first when the weather is poor.

We want your pictures and stories!

We’re always looking for material for the newsletters. If you have photos and stories you would like included please send them to SOnewsnanaimo!

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
The Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath

If you have SO Nanaimo stories, results and pictures to share for the newsletter please send them to SOnewsnanaimo. Feedback on the newsletter always welcome!

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SO Nanaimo October Newsletter

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Congratulations to Special Olympics Nanaimo coach and volunteer Angela Behn who has been named the Special Olympics Canada Female Coach of the Year! This is a tremendous achievement and very deserved for Angela who has given countless hours in support of Special Olympics, the athletes and other coaches.

Angela has previously been awarded provincial coaching awards and has helped many athletes achieve medals at regional, provincial, national and world levels. To read more about coach Angela and all of the recipients of the Special Olympics Canada National Award winners that will be receiving their awards this November in Toronto please click here.

Congrats Coach!

SO Nanaimo Athletic Club Registration

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Hello Everyone,

Unfortunately there was no option to register for Athletic Club included on the registration form provided by SOBC but we are still running this program!

If you wish to participate this year please email sobcnanaimoreg as soon as you can. The program starts at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 18th at Fairview Elementary.

Thanks,
Geoff

Fall 2019 SO Nanaimo Schedule

Rhythmic Gymnastics

  • Wednesday’s from 6:00-7:00
  • September 18-Dec 11
  • At Fairview School
  • Our head coach is Stephanie Martyn (stephaniemartyn@shaw.ca)

Athletic Club

  • Wednesday’s from 7:00-8:30
  • September 18-Dec 11
  • At Fairview School
  • Our head coach is Julia Bradshaw (julia.claire.bradshaw@gmail.com)

Floor Hockey

  • Tuesday’s at 6:00-7:30
  • Oct 15 – Dec 17
  • Rock City Elementary School
  • Our head coach is Cole Daugherty (coled0527@gmail.com)

5-pin Bowling

  • Saturday’s from 2:00-4:00
  • Sept 21 – Dec 21
  • At Brechin Lanes
  • Our head coach is Jacky Sheng (jacky_sheng13@hotmail,com)

Swimming

  • Tuesday and Thursdays, with separate 5:00-6:00 and 6:00-7:00 pm sections.
  • Sept 24 – Dec 24
  • At Beban Park Center
  • Our head coach is Dawn Henderson (729-0472)

10-pin Bowling

  • Monday’s 3:00-5:00
  • Oct 21 – Dec 16
  • At Splitsville Lanes
  • Our head coach is Doris Montgomery (753-4575)

Dryland training/Club fit

  • Monday’s 6:30 – 7:30 – please note changed time
  • Oct 21 – Dec 9
  • At Quarterway Elementary
  • Our head coach is John Campbell (753-7125)

Figure Skating

  • Dates and timing To Be Determined
  • At Cliff McNabb Arena
  • Our head coach is Angela Behn (angelabehn)
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
The Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath

If you have SO Nanaimo stories, results and pictures to share for the newsletter please send them to SOnewsnanaimo. Feedback on the newsletter always welcome!

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SO Nanaimo Registration Night Time Change – 6-8pm

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Sorry for the confusion everyone but registration night for athletes and volunteers is tonight from 6:00 to 8 pm at the Quarterway School Gym. As promised the new medical forms can be found by sobcnanaimoreg) or they can be completed, printed and brought to the registration night.

Please remember to bring your care card, email info, any change of medical information and the $25 registration fee. Swimmers ($50/session) bring your program fees with you as well. Bowlers ($65/session) will pay their fees at the lanes.

If you’re unable to make the registration night, money for the registration and other fees can be mailed to the address below.

Special Olympics BC – Nanaimo
P.O. Box 993, Station A
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 5N2
Registration will not be taken at sport programs!

Fall 2019 SO Nanaimo Schedule

Rhythmic Gymnastics

  • Wednesday’s from 6:00-7:00
  • September 18-Dec 11
  • At Fairview School
  • Our head coach is Stephanie Martyn (stephaniemartyn@shaw.ca)

Athletic Club

  • Wednesday’s from 7:00-8:30
  • September 18-Dec 11
  • At Fairview School.
  • Our head coach is Julia Bradshaw (julia.claire.bradshaw@gmail.com)

Floor Hockey

  • Tuesday’s at 6:00-7:30
  • Oct 15 – Dec 17
  • Rock City Elementary School Quarterway School
  • Our head coach is Cole Daugherty (coled0527@gmail.com)

5-pin Bowling

  • Saturday’s from 2:00-4:00
  • Sept 21 – Dec 21
  • At Brechin Lanes
  • Our head coach is Jacky Sheng (jacky_sheng13@hotmail,com)

Swimming

  • Tuesday and Thursdays, with separate 5:00-6:00 and 6:00-7:00 pm sections.
  • Sept 24 – Dec 24
  • At Beban Park Center
  • Our head coach is Dawn Henderson (729-0472)

10-pin Bowling

  • Monday’s 3:00-5:00
  • Oct 21 – Dec 16
  • At Splitsville Lanes
  • Our head coach is Doris Montgomery (753-4575)

Dryland training/Club fit

  • Monday’s 6:30 – 7:30 – please note changed time
  • Oct 21 – Dec 9
  • At Quarterway Elementary
  • Our head coach is John Campbell (753-7125)

Figure Skating

  • Dates and timing To Be Determined
  • At Cliff McNabb Arena
  • Our head coach is Angela Behn (angelabehn)
SO Nanaimo Beer and Burger Fundraiser

Special Olympics Nanaimo is having a Beer and Burger and Silent Auction fundraiser on Thursday, October 24th from 6-9pm at the Old City Station Pub.

Tickets are $20 and we are asking for coaches and volunteers to please help with selling tickets. If each coach sold five tickets we’d have a great event to support local athlete programs, equipment, uniforms and travel.

Please contact Jacky at 250.802.1088 to get your tickets and for more information on this great event.

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
The Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath

If you have SO Nanaimo stories, results and pictures to share for the newsletter please send them to SOnewsnanaimo. Feedback on the newsletter always welcome!

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