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June 25th RCMP Sunset Ceremony Musical Ride Cancelled due to weather

posted 25 Jun 2017, 13:55 by Stacey McKeown

Due to weather, we have been notified that the RCMP Musical Ride has been cancelled for June 25th.  

Registration Day for Fall/Winter 2017-2018

posted 4 Jun 2017, 18:01 by Admin Chair   [ updated 12 Jun 2017, 15:59 ]

The Date and Time for our In-Person Registration Day for Fall and Winter Programs has been announced!

REGISTRATION

Date:            June 17, 2017

Time:           11 AM TO 3 PM           

Location:      RA CENTRE

                     Courtside Room A

                     2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7X7

 
FALL/WINTER SPORTS 2017-2018

NOTICE TO ALL ATHLETES / PARENTS / CAREGIVERS AND WORKERS

TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR ATHLETES AND VOLUNTEERS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A SPORT YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR MAY BE CAPPED OR PUT ON HOLD DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF VOLUNTEERS

Sport

Location

COST

 Alpine Skiing

Ski Vorlage

$40

 Snowshoeing

Terry Fox Athletic Facility

$40

Floor Hockey

Ridgemont High School

$50

Cross Country Skiing

Terry Fox Athletic Facility

$40

Curling

Nepean - City View Curling

$50

Ottawa - Ottawa Curling Club

$50

Figure Skating

West Carleton

$225

5 Pin Bowling

Orleans OR Ottawa

$190

10 Pin Bowling

Ottawa

$190

Ottawa Youth Bowling

Ottawa (Age 8 - 18 only)

$130

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Plant Bath Rec Centre OR Rockcliffe

$50

Basketball

Kanata OR Ottawa

$40

Swimming

Barrhaven OR Orleans OR Ottawa

$75

Volleyball

Woodroffe Public School

$25

Indoor Soccer

Kanata OR Ottawa

$50

Active Start Youth Program

East OR West

$25

FUNdamental Youth Program

East OR West

$25

Registration Information

¨     First time athletes must register online at http://ottawa.specialolympicsontario.ca/athletes AS WELL AS at one of the registration date above.

¨     Registration is on a first come first serve basis.

¨     Mail-in registrations will be processed after June 17, 2017.  

¨     Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for processing.

¨     For more information, contact the Athlete Registrar at: athlete_registrar@specialolympicsottawa.ca

Payment must be submitted with registration form.  Please make all cheques or money orders payable to SOO - Greater Ottawa.

PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CAPACITY LIMITS; SPACE WILL BE FILLED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS

 

 

 2.       Athlete Registration Rules: First Come First Serve Details

Special Olympics has committed to ensuring that all athletes have a fair, and equal chance to participate in all sport programs.  The Greater Ottawa Area has managed this commitment through a First Come First Serve policy.  In an attempt to ensure all athletes, have a fair and equitable opportunity to participate in their favoured programs, we will be incorporating the following rules:

A.      Registration of Athletes: Registration can be completed by an athlete, parent, guardian, or caregiver. Athletes may also be accompanied and/or have their registration dropped off by a proxy.  Proxies are limited to one address. I.e. a Group Home representative can be the proxy for many athletes at the same address.

B.      Registration of Athletes outside of Rule A: Additional registrations brought in person (for example, a coach bringing registration forms for other athletes) will be logged and considered chronologically after the close of Registration Day.

C.      Mail-In Registration: Mailed in registrations will be considered after in-person registration is complete, and in chronological order (based on order of postage) with the drop-off registrations (Rule B). I.e. a registration mailed on June 12th will be considered prior to Rule B registrations, but after Rule A registrations.

As you can see, we the council are taking registration very seriously, and want to ensure equal and fair opportunity to all athletes.  Should you have any questions, or suggestions for improvement, please contact me directly (Liana Murray – Programs Chair, programs.chair@specialolympicsottawa.ca).

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4Cy9h9z5Sg


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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/soogreaterottawa/albums/72157675683772172


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 www.ottawasenators.com/SPECIALOLYMPICS 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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/soogreaterottawa/sets/72157675724441932


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 https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/startup.aspx?eventid=210358 . 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 ivy@alphamarketing.ca or if you have questions about delivery, please write to families@specialolympics.ca .

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