Special Olympics Nanaimo March Newsletter

Special Olympics Nanaimo
March Newsletter

Special Olympics World Summer Games On Now

The Special Olympics World Summer Games Abu Dhabi 2019 are now underway and our very own Arianna Phillips is competing in Track and Field. To see her competition schedule and follow the results you can visit the official games page. TSN will also be broadcasting parts of the games and you can see the schedule here.

Pictured is Arianna (right) enjoying Dubai with fellow BC athlete April Armstrong.

The Nanaimo floor hockey team was fortunate to have the VIU Mariners stop by for the final night of the season. It was an action packed game with lots of laughs, goals, banter and most importantly, smiles all around. The athletes were so excited to have them there. Of course, it made it that much better for our athletes to be victorious over the mariners in a hard fought game. It was a perfect ending to a great season. Even though I took over about half way through the season, the athletes, care givers, parents and Special Olympics staff & volunteers were amazing and welcomed me with open arms. I grew attached to my team almost immediately and can’t wait to see what the years ahead will hold for us. Coach Cole
Spring Coaches Meeting
A meeting for coaches in Spring sports is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd, Room 8 at Beban Park Social Centre from 7-9pm. All head and assistant coaches welcome.
Last Practices for Winter Sports

Basketball – Done for the season
Dryland/Club Fit – March 4
Floor Hockey – March 5
Active Start – March 11
Athletic Club – March 13
Rhythmic Gymnastics – March 13
Curling – March 14
10-pin Bowling – April 8
Swimming – April 11
5-Pin Bowling – April 13
Figure Skating – Contact Coach Angela

A reminder to all swimming athletes with outstanding fees. Your payment can be sent by cheque or cash to our SO post office box: SOBC Nanaimo, Box 993, Stn A, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5N2

Spring Sports Start Dates

Soccer, Tuesday April 2, Quarterway School, 6:30-7:30
Lesley French, lfrance

Softball, Wednesday April 3, Fairview School, 6:30-8:00
Debbie Young, 250.739.0881

Track and Field, Monday April 8, Nanaimo Rotary Bowl, 5:45-6:45
Angela Behn, angelabehn

Golf, Thursday April 18, Beban Park Pitch and Putt, 6:00-7:30
Dan Bianchi, 250.755.9772

Bocce, Monday April 29, Nanaimo Rotary Bowl, 5:45-7:00
Val Brash, 250.390.1550

Powerlifting, TBA, Island Optimal Peformance Centre, TBA
Joel Meier, 250.279.5635

Congratulations to all of the SOBC Nanaimo athletes that represented our local at the 2019 SOBC Winter Provincial Games in Vernon. To see how the local athletes did please visit the games results site at SOBC Winter Games.
Nanaimo District Minor Lacrosse is proud to announce that we are running an adaptive lacrosse program.

This program will take place on Friday nights at the covered box located at John Barsby School in Nanaimo.

This program is for athletes that have social and cognitive delays. We are excited to be the first lacrosse association on the island to offer this type of program.

All participants will need to wear a helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, lacrosse stick and a pair of good running shoes.
If you have any further questions regarding this program please contact Lonny Sullivan at precisionlacrossegroup.

Local Committee Reminder

The SOBC Nanaimo Local Committee meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. 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.

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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