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Special Olympics Night

posted 15 Aug 2017, 10:59 by Webmaster Ottawa

Join Special Olympics Ottawa and Ottawa Champions Baseball on September 1, 2017 for a pre-game ceremony celebrating Special Olympics Athletes at the Provincial Summer Games!

Email dballoch@ottawachampions.com to purchase your discounted tickets. A portion of the ticket sales will be going to SOO Greater Ottawa.


Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Summer Games

posted 13 Jul 2017, 07:13 by Webmaster Ottawa

Follow Along as Ottawa’s Special Olympians Compete at the Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Summer Games


Ottawa is proud to have a large contingent competing at the 2017 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Summer Games being held in Peel from July 13th to 16th.  Follow along with results, and watch live streams of the opening and closing ceremonies.  

The opening ceremonies will start on July 13th at 7:30pm.  

SOO Ottawa Invitational Athletics Tournament

posted 27 Jun 2017, 18:09 by Admin Chair   [ updated 27 Jun 2017, 18:21 ]

Special Olympics Ottawa

Annual Michele Chung Memorial

Invitational Athletics Tournament

Sunday July 30th, 2017



Welcome Coaches and Athletes to the Special Olympics Ottawa Invitational Athletics Tournament 2017!


Where:  Terry Fox Facility (as in past years), 2960 Riverside Drive

When:  Registration and Coaches Meeting at 0830 hrs

Start time:  0900 am

What Is Included:  lunch and water


What Coaches Need to Do:

-everyone needs to be registered (see attached chart) no later than 2017 July 20

-select 3, 4 or 5 events from the list. No one can be in both kinds of long jump. The 100 m, 200 m and 400 m runs will have a divisioning and final race so you will race them twice.  The other events will be final events and divisioned after the event.  

-bring the fee of $20 per athlete with you to registration

-if there are any dietary restrictions (lunch will likely be a sub of some kind) please bring your own food.

-we have had trouble interpreting birth dates in the past.  Please write DOB with 4 digit year, month written out and day as a number like 1982May17


What Coaches Need To Bring:

-a tent/shelter (if possible as there is little shade)

-chairs/blankets for your athletes

- a hat and bottle of water for each athlete


It would be really helpful for planning purposes if you let me know asap if you plan to attend the meet and gave me an approximate number of attendees.

My coaches and I look forward to seeing you on July 30th.


Rachel Mathews

Head Coach

Special Olympics Ottawa Athletics

arcje@rogers.com

613-830-5452




A Message from Council Regarding the Athletes Banquet

posted 27 Jun 2017, 17:50 by Admin Chair

Hello Athletes, Volunteers, Parents, Guardians,

 

First, let me introduce myself.  For those of you that don`t know me, my name is Liana, and I am the Programs Chair for Special Olympics – Greater Ottawa area.

 

If you are receiving this email, it is because you purchased a ticket to our annual Banquet, that was originally scheduled for June 24, 2017.  Due to unfortunate circumstances, there was a mix-up with the date advertised, and the banquet was in fact booked for Friday June 23rd.  This is an oversight that the entire council did not catch early enough, and for that we are very sorry.

 

We did our best to contact all of the athletes prior to the June 23rd event and let everyone know of the wrong date.  We know that this banquet means a lot to all of our athletes and we feel horrible that some were not able to make it.  However, I must also thank and praise all of the parents, group homes, athletes, volunteers, and guardians for pulling together an incredibly amazing evening. Over 75% of ticket purchasers were in attendance – this demonstrates the resiliency, and positive attitudes of our Special Olympics community here in Ottawa.

 

For those of you that were not able to make it on Friday, reimbursements will be available.  Please send the following information to me (reply to this email), and a refund will be mailed to you as soon as possible (a few short weeks):

1.      The name(s) of the ticket holder

2.      Ticket number (s)

3.      Whether the ticket was for a volunteer, athlete, or guest (i.e. parent)

4.      Total amount expected to be reimbursed

5.      Mailing address to send the cheque to

 

With this information, I will be able to properly reimburse you.

 

On behalf of the entire council, thank you for your patience and apologies again.

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


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