New Special Olympics Nanaimo Powerlifting Program and Cheese Fundraiser Update

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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