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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.

School Championships In Niagara June 12-14

posted Jun 12, 2017, 6:24 AM by Stacey McKeown

The Special Olympics Ontario School Championships is taking place June 12-14 in the Niagara Region. Eastern Ontario is proud to be sending a number of high school teams to compete in various sports. You can follow along with the results at:  For more information about the Games, the School Championships program, and the teams competing, please visit


Teams representing Eastern Ontario include:


Adam Scott CVI – Basketball
Cornwall CVS – Basketball
Napanee District SS – Basketball
East Northumberland SS – Bocce
Fellowes HS – Bocce
Granite Ridge Education Centre – Soccer
Loyalist CVI – Soccer
Napanee District SS – Soccer
Brockville CI – Track & Field
Ecole Secondaire Catholique Casselman – Track & Field
Loyalist CVI – Track & Field
Napanee District SS – Track & Field
Prince Edward CI – Track & Field
St. Peter CSS – Track & Field
Thousand Islands SS – Track & Field
Ecole Secondaire Catholique Casselman – Unified Basketball
St. Peter CSS – Unified Basketball
Madawaska Valley District HS – Unified Bocce
Thousand Islands SS – Unified Bocce
Valour School – Unified Bocce
Ecole Secondaire Catholique Casselman – Unified Soccer
St. Peter CSS – Unified Soccer
Ridgemont High School – Basketball
Gloucester High School – Bocce
Maplewood High School - Bocce
Notre Dame High School – Bocce
Ottawa Technical Secondary School – Floor Hockey
Ottawa Technical Secondary School – Track & Field
Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School – Track & Field
Hillcrest High School – Unified Basketball
Glebe Collegiate Institute – Unified Floor Hockey


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                                                                   

Indulge Ottawa March 3rd - A Fun New Fundraising Event

posted Feb 17, 2017, 11:06 AM by Stacey McKeown

On March 3, 2017, Special Olympics Ontario – Greater Ottawa will be holding its inaugural Indulge Ottawa event at Sala San Marco in Ottawa, Ontario.

Indulge Ottawa will feature all-inclusive sampling from a number of amazing restaurants, breweries, wineries, and additional specialty companies, to indulge every palate. Your entry includes all sampling and a reserved seat to enjoy the evening’s festivities (group bookings available). 

The talented entertainment roster is quickly growing, with a popular local act in talks to provide music for the occasion. We’re building some extensive and exciting Live and Silent Auctions, hosted by Ryan Watson from Raising the Bid. Watson is known to delight a room, ensuring the live auction is a highlight of any event. 


Tickets are available now starting at $60. Reserve your tickets today!

PLEASE NOTE: This is an age of majority event.  You must be min. 19 years of age to attend.

April 4th UPDATE -2017 Provincial Summer Games Eastern District Team Announcement

posted Nov 11, 2016, 5:10 AM by Stacey McKeown   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 6:33 AM ]

2017 Provincial Summer Games

July 13-16, 2017


Congratulations to all who have been named as district team managers, coaches and to those athletes on the district training teams!


Please click HERE to view the Eastern District Training Squad announcement
as of April 4th, 2017  


Greg Murdoch Takes Gold Medal at SONA Golf in Florida

posted Oct 2, 2016, 1:25 PM by Stacey McKeown   [ updated Oct 2, 2016, 1:28 PM ]

Congratulations to Gregory Murdoch of Special Olympics Arnprior for taking the Gold medal in his division at the Special Olympics North America Golf Tournament held September 29th to October 1st in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  
Greg was one of twenty Special Olympics Ontario athletes who attended the tournament and the only athlete from the Eastern District.

Congratulations Greg and Great Job!

Fall 2016 Provincial News Update

posted Sep 18, 2015, 12:43 PM by Stacey McKeown   [ updated Jan 10, 2017, 11:52 AM ]

The Fall Provincial News Update is hot off the presses and filled with exciting news from across 
Special Olympics Ontario. 

click to view

2016 National Winter Games Team Ontario Training Squad Announcment

posted Mar 12, 2015, 5:52 AM by Stacey McKeown

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