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All noteworthy announcements will posted here at the top of the page.  Announcements will be archived into one of the four following news sections (below): Sport and Competition, District, Community and Provincial.

UPDATE! - 2019 Provincial Winter Games/5-Pin Bowling/Floor Hockey - Eastern District Announcement

posted Aug 16, 2018, 9:56 AM by Jason Hussak   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 12:06 PM ]

The latest round of updates to the Eastern District Training Squads for the 2019 Provincial Winter Games, Provincial 5-Pin Bowling Championships, and Provincial Floor Hockey Championships have been announced. The Training Squad announcements can be found in full at the links below. The 2019 Special Olympics Provincial Winter Games will take place in Sault Ste. Marie from January 31st to February 3rd, the Provincial Floor Hockey Championships will take place in Toronto from May 14th to 17th, and the Provincial 5-Pin Bowling Championships will take place in Oshawa from June 6th to 7th. For more information on the Games, please visit Stay tuned for more updates to the Training Squad!

Call for Nominations - SOO Provincial Awards 2018

posted Apr 6, 2018, 12:04 PM by Jason Hussak

It’s time to nominate and select 2018 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial awards winners. We are once again looking for deserving athletes and volunteers in various categories, so please nominate any deserving candidates.


To nominate athletes and volunteers please visit our Provincial Awards Website and submit your nomination on the online forms provided. Please note that the deadline date is Friday, May 18, 2018.

For further information / concerns, please contact the SOO Awards Team at

Important Online Fundraising Memo

posted Apr 2, 2018, 10:31 AM by Jason Hussak

Attention ALL volunteers/families,

Please read the attached memo for some very important information regarding the use of various online fundraising tools. 

Coaching Athletes With A Disability - Free NCCP E-Learning

posted Feb 21, 2018, 6:01 AM by Stacey McKeown   [ updated Feb 21, 2018, 6:02 AM ]

The CAO has extended the deadline for taking their Coaching Athletes with a Disibility eModule for FREE until March 31st. Volunteers that would like to take this module can visit the CAO website using the following link and request the code to access the course for FREE.

Coaching Athletes with a Disability is a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) eLearning module that provides coaches the knowledge to deliver quality, positive sport experiences for athletes, specifically with behavioural, intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities.

Coaching Athletes with a Disability NCCP training will provide coaches the ability to:

  • Explain the benefits of sport participation for persons with a disability;
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with, and regards to, persons with a disability;
  • Design positive, safe, and inclusive sport experiences for persons with a disability; and
  • Consider next steps in their professional development related to coaching persons with a disability.

Ottawa Curling Coach honored by Ontario Curling Association

posted Nov 27, 2017, 6:44 AM by Stacey McKeown   [ updated Nov 27, 2017, 7:29 AM ]

On October 21, 2017, Doug Kreviazuk, Chair of the Ontario Curling Association presented Marian Dupont with the highest Ontario Curling Association award - Honorary Lifetime Achievement award for Marian's contribution to curling.  

Marian was the founder of the Special Olympics City View Curling program in Ottawa in 1998 and has remained a dedicated coaching volunteer since.  Marian will be leading the Special Olympics Ontario, Region 1 Tankard Playdown at the Manotick Curling club on December 2nd.

Marian's red blazer (pictured below) indicates her membership in the Governor General's Curling Club. Marian is the sitting President of the club for 2016-2017. The main focus of The Governor General's Curling Club has been to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to curling, whether it be locally, provincially or nationally, not only as competitive curlers, but also as builders and administrators.  Some of its members are legends of the game.   One of its objectives is to promote the growth of curling in Canada and preserve its history.  

The award was presented at the Governor General's Curling Club AGM and Luncheon at the Ottawa Hunt Club.  
In the photo
Doug Kreviazuk, Chair of Ontario Curling Association
Marian Dupont, recipient 
Elaine Brimicombe, member of the Governor General's Curling Club and chair of the OCA Nomination Committee.

Special Olympics Ontario- Brockville & Area Recognized at Chamber of Commerce Gala

posted Nov 13, 2017, 7:29 AM by Stacey McKeown

We are very proud to announce that Special Olympics Ontario – Brockville & Area were awarded the Community Excellence Award at the Brockville Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Award of Excellence Gala held on Thursday November 9th.

The community Excellence Award honors a person, business or organization that:

        • Demonstrates a notable contribution to the quality of life in the Brockville community
        • Volunteers time and/or financial support to those activities that enrich the community
        • Promotes a culture that puts an emphasis on community involvement
        • Partners/supports with not-for-profit organizations, charities or other community efforts

On hand to receive the award for Special Olympic Ontario – Brockville & Area were, Community Coordinator, Lynda Cavanagh; Sport Technical Coordinator, Paul McNamee; Council Member at Large Dave Cavanagh; and Community Coach Frank Condron

Team Ontario Announcement for the 2018 National Bowling Championships & National Summer Games

posted Nov 7, 2017, 12:35 PM by Stacey McKeown   [ updated Nov 28, 2017, 1:28 PM ]

Team Ontario announcement for 2018 Special Olympics Canada National Bowling Championships, May 14 - 20, Prince Edward Island 

(Click the Games logo to view announcement)


Team Ontario announcement for 2018 Special Olympics Canada National Summer Games, July 31 - August 4, Antigonish, Nova Scotia 

(Click the Games Logo to view announcement)


Learn more about the games and support the athletes in your community by visiting:



Fall 2017 Provincial News Update

posted Sep 26, 2017, 4:32 PM by Stacey McKeown

It’s that time of the year!
CLICK HERE to view the Fall installment of the 2017 Provincial News Update 

2017 Provincial Summer Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies LiveSteam

posted Jul 12, 2017, 9:58 AM by Stacey McKeown

Watch the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday July 13th and Closing Ceremonies on Saturday July 15th by visiting

World Games Athletes From Eastern Ontario Bringing Home Medals!

posted Mar 24, 2017, 1:31 PM by Stacey McKeown   [ updated Mar 24, 2017, 2:11 PM ]

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the four Eastern District athletes who competed at Winter World Games in Austria!  Their hard work and efforts not only in Austria but in the months leading up to games have paid off with fabulous results.

Special thanks go out to all the coaches, volunteers and families who gave their time and attention to these athletes in order that they would be well prepared and trained for competition at the World games.

All Team Canada results can be viewed on the Team Canada Website


CC Cross Country 1K Race Freestyle               CC Cross Country 2.5K Race Classical

Final Division: M08                                                     Final Division: M06     
Score: 05:28.00                                                            Score: 12:48.10
2nd Place                                                               1st Place

CC Cross Country 4X1K Relay Freestyle
Final Division: M02
                                                                          Score: 17:30.50
                                                                           7th Place

SN Snowshoeing 400M Race                                    SN Snowshoeing 800M Race
Final Division: M06                                                          Final Division: M4
Score: 02:37.23                                                                 Score: 06:35.00
2nd place                                                                     2nd Place

                                                                   SN Snowshoeing 4X400M Race
                                                                      Final Division : M2
                                                                      Score: 06:54.40
                                                                       2nd Place                                                                      

FS Figure Skating Ice Dancing Team                  FS Figure Skating Singles
Final Division: ID-T-2                                                    Final Division: F-3A_15-20
Score: 2                                                                            Score: 3
1st Place                                                                      2nd Place


FS Figure Skating Ice Dancing Team                  FS Figure Skating Singles
Final Division: ID-T-2                                                    Final Division: M-4B_20-38
Score: 2                                                                            Score: 1.5  
 1st Place                                                                  1st place                                                                   

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