There will be a registration night for athletes and volunteers on Tuesday, September 10 at Quarterway School Gym from 6:30 to 8 pm. There will be new medical forms this year and they will be emailed out as soon as possible. Please remember to bring your care card, email info, any change of medical information and the $25 registration fee. Swimmers ($50/session) and 5-pin bowlers ($65/session) bring your program fees with you as well.
Registration will not be taken at sport programs!
Fall 2019 SO Nanaimo Schedule
Wednesday’s from 6:00-7:00
September 18-Dec 11
At Fairview School
Our head coach is Stephanie Martyn (email@example.com)
Wednesday’s from 7:00-8:30
September 18-Dec 11
At Fairview School.
Our head coach is Julia Bradshaw (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday’s at 6:00-7:30
Oct 15 – Dec 17
Rock City Elementary School Quarterway School
Our head coach is Cole Daugherty (email@example.com)
Saturday’s from 2:00-4:00
Sept 21 – Dec 21
At Brechin Lanes
Our head coach is Jacky Sheng (jacky_sheng13@hotmail,com)
Tuesday and Thursdays, with separate 5:00-6:00 and 6:00-7:00 pm sections.
Sept 24 – Dec 24
At Beban Park Center
Our head coach is Dawn Henderson (729-0472)
Oct 21 – Dec 16
At Splitsville Lanes
Our head coach is Doris Montgomery (753-4575)
Dryland training/Club fit
Monday’s 5:00 – 5:45
Oct 21 – Dec 9
At Quarterway Elementary
Our head coach is John Campbell (753-7125)
Dates and timing To Be Determined
At Cliff McNabb Arena
Our head coach is Angela Behn (angelabehn)
SO Nanaimo Beer and Burger Fundraiser
Special Olympics Nanaimo is having a Beer and Burger and Silent Auction fundraiser on Thursday, October 24th from 6-9pm at the Old City Station Pub.
Tickets are $20 and we are asking for coaches and volunteers to please help with selling tickets. If each coach sold five tickets we’d have a great event to support local athlete programs, equipment, uniforms and travel.
Please contact Jacky at 250.802.1088 to get your tickets and for more information on this great event.
“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!
Makayla Mitchell is organizing a track and field event for children aged 9-18 on the Autism Spectrum. Track and field has always been a large aspect of Makayla’s life and she wants to share her passion with individuals on the Autism Spectrum in a “run, jump, throw” modeled event. The “run, jump, throw” program which was developed by Athletics Canada teaches fundamental movement skills and develops physical literacy.
This event will provide an opportunity to have a structured and specialized program where athletes are able to try track and field through a series of games, activities and challenges friendly to all skills and abilities. Studies have shown that physical activity for youth with Autism improves their motor skills, fitness, social functioning and muscular strength and endurance. Track and field is thought to be a top sport for children on the Autism Spectrum as it doesn’t require constant communication, but is still in a social environment with other children who have the same interests. Looking forward to a fun filled event!
The event will take place 10:30-12:30 August 10th, 2019 with a BBQ to follow. It is a free event with T-shirts given to participants. Parent participation required.
A reminder that our AGM will be held next Tuesday, June 25th from 6 to 7pm at the Beban Park Social Center, Room 1. We would like to encourage everyone involved in Special Olympics in our community to attend this meeting and have the opportunity to have their voice heard and receive information from the past year and the year to come!
We are a volunteer driven organization and the more people who can help with the effort to promote sport and provide opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities the better the quality of the experience for all involved!