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The Nanaimo chapter of the B.C. Special Olympics

Special Olympics Nanaimo Year End Party – June 29

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You’re Invited to our Year End
Celebration on June 29th!

It’s been great to see so many athletes, coaches and volunteers back with our programs this year but we’re still missing one thing to be fully back….a party! With that in mind we’d like to invite everyone to join us on Wednesday, June 29th, 6:30pm at Fairview School for a fun wrap-up event.

This will be a great chance to reconnect with friends you may not have seen in a while, enjoy some food and get moving to some sweet, sweet dance tunes!

Tickets are $5 per athlete and $7.50 for parents and caregivers. To order your tickets and share any dietary restrictions you may have please contact:

Debbie Young at 250.739.0881 or email Debbiey1965@hotmail.com
or
Jacky Sheng at 250.802.1088 or email jackysheng29@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

“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 May Newsletter

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It’s been great seeing so many familiar faces returning to our programs again throughout the year and a huge congratulations to all of the athletes that are setting personal bests and improving weekly. From swimming, skiing and soccer competitions, our local athletes have represented Nanaimo well recently and congratulations to everyone for doing your best in your sport! Pictured above our soccer team even travelled to the Yukon Invitational Soccer Tournament where they played well and captured a silver medal. Congrats team!

If you haven’t had a chance to come out yet but are interested in joining a sport there’s still time and space. We have lots of great coaches looking to welcome you back so please don’t hesitate to come out and try a program!

Special Olympics Nanaimo Free Ticket Offer for Nanaimo Clippers Playoff Games

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Free Clippers Tickets!

The Nanaimo Clippers have generously reached out to Special Olympics to offer us 10 pairs of tickets to Game 3 and 15 pairs of tickets to Game 4 of their BCHL playoffs final next week.

Game 3 takes place this Tuesday, May 17 and Game 4 on Wednesday, May18. Both games start at 7pm at Beban Park.

If you’re interested in a pair of tickets to one of the games please respond to this email letting us know your name and which game you’d like to attend. Tickets will be assigned on a first come first served basis and we need to know by end of day Sunday night if you’d like some.

Go Clippers Go!

“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 April Newsletter

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Spring Sport Schedule

The days are getting longer (and hopefully warmer soon) and we’re able to announce our sports for the Spring:

Soccer – Monday nights, 6-7pm, Beban Park Turf Fields (entrance off of Dorman Road)

Track and Field – Tuesday nights, 6:15-7:15pm, Rotary Bowl behind NDSS

Starting April 20, Softball – Wednesday nights, 6:30-8pm, Fairview School

Starting April 28, Golf – Thursday nights, 6-7:30pm, Beban Park Pitch and Putt

All athletes must be registered before being able to start at their sports so please make sure to do so as soon as possible if you haven’t already. A reminder that we aren’t collecting registration fees this year but sport specific fees for golf will still be collected though.

Special Olympics Nanaimo March Newsletter

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Spring Sport Update

A quick update on where we’re at in terms of programs for the Spring. Here are the programs we’re hoping to get running again:

Monday: Soccer – start date TBD
Tuesday: Track and Field – starts April 4th at Rotary Bowl
Wednesday: Softball – start date TBD
Thursday: Golf – start date TBD

We are in need of head coaches for golf and soccer this year. If you’re interested in helping out with those programs please let us know as soon as possible.

A reminder that we aren’t collecting registration fees this year. Sport specific fees for golf will still be collected though.

Happy Holidays from Special Olympics Nanaimo

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Special Olympics Nanaimo
December Newsletter

All of us at Special Olympics Nanaimo want to wish our hard working athletes, volunteers, families and supporters a happy and safe holiday season!

While things are still uncertain, it has been great launching a few more programs this fall and welcoming back so many smiling faces. We thank all of our athletes and volunteers for your dedication to sport!

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

Special Olympics Nanaimo November Newsletter

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In Memoriam:

Unfortunately, the SO Nanaimo community has lost two members of our organization over the past few months, Bob Jordan (pictured) and Norm Fulla.

Bob was a long-time coach and volunteer with Special Olympics Nanaimo serving in many different roles as needed for the organization. Many people would have met Bob and his family through his work with foster children and his son Orrin who is an active athlete with us still. Bob will always be remembered for having a very close relationship with Santa Claus at our Christmas parties.

Norm was a volunteer with our 5-pin bowling program that loved being at the lanes to help out with scorekeeping and supporting the athletes. He loved spending time with the athletes and seeing their achievements.

Both of them will be missed by all of us at Special Olympics Nanaimo and our thoughts go out to their families.