Special Olympics Nanaimo November Newsletter

Special Olympics Nanaimo
November Newsletter

Our next fund raiser is here! Who doesn’t love cheese?!?! A great deal just in time for the holidays at $20 per box. Contact Jacky Sheng to place your order at 250-802-1088.
Coaches Meeting November 26th

An all coaches meeting will take place on Monday, November 26, 7:00-9:00 pm in Room 1 at Beban Park. The first part of the meeting will be a chance to meet the SOBC Sport Consultant, Jacques Thibeault. He is coming to the Island to visit some of the sport programs. Jacques is heavily involved in the Coach Performance Program.

Coaches should RSVP by emailing Rick Stanley at rickstanley602.

Volunteers Needed!

Special Olympics Nanaimo is looking for more help with the following opportunities:

– Volunteer Coordinator

– 5 Pin Bowling

If you are interested in helping out or know someone that is, please have them contact Michelle Cruickshank at mcruickshank.

New Curling Coach!
A note to everyone that we have a new coach for curling. His name is Chris Rosendale, and he can be reached at chrisrosendale2015.We are curling almost every Thursday, 3:30-5:00, at the Nanaimo Curling Club.
Everyone is welcome, but if you plan to come out please check with Chris that there is a practice. As you all know, sometimes coaches cancel practices because of long weekends, the Holiday break, or other reasons.
Active Start Looking for More Athletes!

A reminder to everyone that our Active Start program runs Mondays at Departure Bay Elementary, 5:30-6:30. Our head coach is Angelina Passarelli, Angelinap1921.

Active Start is a family-centred activity program for children with an intellectual disability ages 2-6. Through the program, children learn basic motor skills such as walking, running, jumping, balancing and throwing in a fun and safe environment.
It is designed for younger athletes to learn and grow at their own pace through fun. As the weeks progress we work to build on and further develop various skill sets; while offering an introduction to team sports such as soccer, T-ball, track and field.

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 OathIf 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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