Special Olympics Ottawa is experiencing a shortage of volunteers in its programs. In order to ensure the safety of our athletes and volunteers, and comply with the athlete/coach ratio policy set out by Special Olympics Ontario, we will be placing a cap on some sport programs. 

Athletes who register after the cap has been reached will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if/when volunteers are added to the program. 

The only way to eliminate program caps is to add volunteers to the programs. Please speak to family, friends, colleagues and anyone you meet about the joy our athletes bring to the volunteers and encourage people to volunteer.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 Your Ottawa Community Council

Ottawa Community



West End

Date: March 18, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Loblaws/Superstore

College Square

At the corner of Baseline Rd

and Woodroffe Ave

 East End

Date: March 17, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Loblaws/Superstore

At the corner of Blair Rd

and Ogylvie Rd

Registration Information

Registration forms will be available at the door on registration night.

If you are a new athlete please register online at

www.specialolympicsottawa.ca prior to registration night

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Mail-in registrations will be processed after March 18, 2015.

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing.

For more information, contact the Athlete Registrar at:


Sports Available for the Spring/Summer Season:

Fun and Fitness: Location TBD $20

T-Ball: Bayshore Public School $20

Outdoor Soccer: Kanata - A.Y. Jackson Secondary Sch. $25 OR Vincent Massey Public Sch. $25  

Track & Field: - Terry Fox Athlete Centre $40

Youth Bowling (Age 8 to 18): Walkley Bowling $55

Softball:  Carlington Park $20 

Golf - Kevin Haime Golf Center Kanata– Price TBD 

Youth Program: FUNdamental East $25 and Active Start East $25

Adopt an Athlete 

Adopting an Athlete provides the opportunity of family, friends and the community to support Special Olympics athletes attending the 2015 Provincial Floor Hockey Championships, May 7-9, at Carleton University.

Your generous contribution will ensure every athlete experiences quality competition.  Your support will also enable athletes to strive to quality of the 2016 National Winter Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

Help Make a Difference
There are many costs associated with the Provincial Games.  Your donation has a two-fold benefit:

  • sponsor an athlete and offset their expenses including transportation, meals. competition facilities and accommodations;
  • investing in the legacy of awareness and greater opportunities for people with an intellectual disability in Ottawa.
Recognizing Your Support
With a $500 donation you will get:
  • recogntion for supporting one athlete along with the athlete's name, biography and competition schedule;
  • a photo of the athlete and his/her team;
  • athlete recognition of your support at the Championships;
  • invitation to the Opening & Closing Ceremonies of the Provincial Floor Hockey Championships.

Volunteer your time at the

Please register to volunteer : Floor Hockey Volunteer Signup!

The Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Floor Hockey Championships will bring over 500 athletes, coaches and families to Ottawa.  To help make our event a success, we will be recruiting approximately 400 volunteers.

Volunteer Minimum Requirements
* 14 years of age or older
* Able to commit a minimum of 8 hours to the Games
* Complete a mandatory Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
* Complete the Online Volunteer Training Session
* Attend one In-Person Volunteer Orientation Session in April

For information on volunteering to help with the Floor Hockey Championships please visit the 2015 Floor Hockey Championships site.