News & Events

Registration Days for 2017 Summer Programs

posted 8 Mar 2017, 11:30 by Admin Chair   [ updated 8 Mar 2017, 11:33 ]

The dates and times for the in-person registration days for our 2017 Summer Programs have been announced:

Annual Members Meeting held on March 8th

posted 7 Feb 2017, 11:22 by Admin Chair   [ updated 14 Mar 2017, 13:03 ]

Special Olympics - Greater Ottawa's Community Council held our Annual Members Meeting on Wednesday, March 8th at 6:45 pm at the Adult High School (300 Rochester St., Rm 206).

Elections were held for the two year term Council positions of (successful candidate in parenthesis):
The presentation slides are available for download at the bottom of this page.

SOO-Ottawa hosts Skate Invitational this Weekend

posted 31 Jan 2017, 12:46 by Admin Chair   [ updated 31 Jan 2017, 12:46 ]

The 2017 Special Olympics Ontario Skating Invitational Competition will be held at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex this Saturday, February 4th.  The opening ceremonies kick off at 8:00am and awards ceremony will be at 5:00pm.  Athletes from all over the region will be competing as well as local competitors from our Goulbourn and West Carleton clubs.  Jack Fan and Katie Xu, who will represent Canada at the World Winter Games in Austria this March, will be competing in the singles and dance categories.  Admission is free!

Special Olympians open Skate Canada Nationals

posted 23 Jan 2017, 12:26 by Admin Chair   [ updated 23 Jan 2017, 12:27 ]

Special Olympians Stephanie McMahon, Jack Fan, and Katie Xu participated in the Opening Ceremony of the National Skating Championships being held January 16 - 22 at TD Place in Ottawa.  Our local athletes also had a chance to meet with legendary Canadian skater Kurt Browning.

To view their performances please click on this youtube link:

Paralympic athlete visits Rhythmic Cats

posted 18 Jan 2017, 15:52 by Admin Chair   [ updated 18 Jan 2017, 15:52 ]

Joe Radmore, a Canadian Paralympic medalist, visited the Ottawa Rhythmic Cats Special Olympics Gymnastics club on December 3rd, the International Day of the Disabled.  Joe competed in three Paralympic Games (1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens) in the wheelchair sprints. He earned a silver medal in the T32 100 Meters in Atlanta.  Joe took the time to discuss his experience at the Games to our Special Olympics athletes and their supporters.

To view pictures of the event please visit our Flickr site here:

Purchase Sens Tickets in Support of SOO - Ottawa

posted 10 Jan 2017, 06:35 by Admin Chair   [ updated 10 Jan 2017, 06:45 ]

Support local Special Olympics in Ottawa this year by purchasing tickets to the Ottawa Senators February 11th game versus the New York Islanders.

Access discounted tickets from 10%-30% at and enter the promo code SPECIALOLYMPICS (case sensitive) when prompted.

SOO - Greater Ottawa would like to thank the Ottawa Senators for their support.

Santa Visits SOO Ottawa's Young Athletes

posted 14 Dec 2016, 05:48 by Admin Chair   [ updated 14 Dec 2016, 05:48 ]

Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule to visit the participants in SOO-Greater Ottawa's Active Start and Fundamentals programs.  To view all the photos please visit our Flickr page at this link:

Team Canada Supporter's Gear available until Dec 19

posted 9 Dec 2016, 10:04 by Admin Chair   [ updated 9 Dec 2016, 10:04 ]

We know you are all proud of all the Special Olympics athletes who will represent Canada at the World Winter Games in Austria in March. If you want to show your pride at home or if you are attending the Games in Austria, we have been working with one of our provider, Alpha Marketing to create a line of Special Olympics Team Canada supporter’s items. You can see and order the items at . The deadline for to pass your order is December 19, 2016. Items will be delivered in February. There are two options for delivery:
-          If you are an athlete or a volunteer on Team Canada 2017 or an immediate family member of a Team Canada 2017 athlete or coach, we will be sending your order with the athletes’ bag in early February.
-          If you are not an athlete or a volunteer on Team Canada 2017 or an immediate family member of a Team Canada 2017 athlete or coach, an SOC staff member will contact you to take arrangement for the delivery of the items. The delivery cost is not included in the prices and will be covered by the purchaser.
Please note that SOC is not making any profit from these sales and be careful about the sizes by checking the sizing charts as the provider will not be accepting returns.
If you have any questions about the products, you can contact the provider directly at or if you have questions about delivery, please write to .

Ottawa Otters Program Calendar Released

posted 30 Nov 2016, 12:22 by Admin Chair   [ updated 14 Dec 2016, 04:43 ]

The document attached below details the upcoming Ottawa Otters swimming season.

Bowlathon on November 20th

posted 9 Nov 2016, 16:54 by Admin Chair

We hope that you will join us at our annual fundraising event in support of the Ottawa Special Olympics Bowling Club and Floor Hockey Club. The funds raised go towards supporting the club’s activities through the year, including helping with the costs of chartering buses for trips out of town and purchasing much-needed equipment.

This year, our Bowlathon will be on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 10 AM til 4 PM at West Park Bowling, 1205 Wellington Street.

We will have 2 blocks available: from 10am til 1pm and 1pm til 4pm

We are going to have several extra events throughout the day, such as Silent Auctions craft and pastry sales (from 11am til 3pm) and more!

$20 PER PERSON (limited bowling spaces are available)

Each person that raises $60+ will bowl for free!

Includes admission, two games of bowling, shoe rental

If you want to register a team of 5 – we have limited space so register immediately to reserve your lane and time

Team of 5 players $100 ($20 each player)

A Special Olympics Athlete will be placed on your team.

Please feel free to contact:

Lise LeBeau, Head Coach at 613-521-8149 or email for any questions you may have.

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