Special Olympics Nanaimo February Newsletter

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Special Olympics Nanaimo
February Newsletter

Athletes off to National Winter Games

Join us in wishing figure skater Ariana Phillips and floor hockey player Jason Mills all the best as they compete in the 2020 Special Olympics Canada winter Games in Thunder Bay, Ontario! The games run from February 25-29 and you can see all the results here: http://specialolympics2020.com/.

SO Nanaimo Winter Weather Reminder

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With cold temperatures and snow in the forecast we want to remind everyone about our winter weather policy. It’s really easy to remember:

If there’s snow, Special Olympics is a No Go!

If the sidewalks and roads are slippery and it’s tough to get around your program will be typically cancelled. If you walk, bike or take the bus please make sure you are dressed appropriately to be outside in the cold. If you are unsure whether your program is running please contact your coach.

Please take a safety first approach when the weather is poor!

“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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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!