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

Scotiabank Shootout with Special Olympics

SCOTIABANK's shootout for $10,000 was held at Lansdowne Park.

Scotiabank has partnered with Special olympics and 5 lucky people shota puck from 90 feet
to win $10,000. 

Erica Cao from Ottawa actually hit the hole put the puck did not go in for the prize.

A great timewas had by all. Thanks ScotiaBank and the City of Ottawa for a wonderful exciting event.

2015 Provincial 
Floor Hockey Championships

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

Volunteer Registration opens soon. 

Bike spinning Classes to Raise Funds 
to Adopt an Athlete

Juli Rutherford, SO athlete Tim O'Brien, and his daughter Hayley. 

Juli has been leading bike "spinning" classes and has raised enough money to 

Adopt an Athlete, within the Floor Hockey Championships Program. 

$500 will Adopt an Athlete on the local Ottawa Floor Hockey Teams to assist in their training preparation for the May Championships.

If you would like to Adopt an Athlete, email Kirk DeFazio at