Saturday, March 21, 2015

Rocked the hill

Larry rocked the Alberta Winter Games and we are so proud of how well he did moving up into the advanced category this time around.  He didn't earn any hardware but gained a lot of experience and skied better than ever.  Well done big guy!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Go Cougars

Crystal made a sweet goal for the Edmonton Cougars for the Special Olympics Alberta Provincial Winter Games.  She and her team are playing an awesome game and we are so proud of her.

Also seeing the sportsmanship of the athletes is heart warming.  Team Calgary taking a minute to healp Team Edmonton with his helmet.  Class act.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Getting ready to rock provincials

Have a look at another story our friends at CTV did on the athletes from our local Special Olympics team in Edmonton getting ready for the provincial games this weekend.  Our own Amber and Larry were featured.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Let the games begin

Larry is going for gold once again and following his dream to the alpine skiing podium in February in Grand Prairie. We will be going to cheer him on for the Special Olympic Alberta Winter Games. It will be a great weekend and hope as many people will come to join us, either in body or in spirit as possible. Please follow along though Larry's blog that I will update often. 

These provincial games are the first step in the path that could lead to the Canadian games on the East coast of Canada next year and quite possibly Austria in 2017. Larry could not have made it to Korea without all of the love and support of so many amazing people so thank you in advance to everyone who was there for him and our family for the first adventure. Here we go again ... LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!
February 20 to 22, 2015 - Grande Prairie Alberta

Friday, February 20th - 6:00pm - Opening Ceremonies at Revolution Place (10017 99 Ave)
Saturday, February 21st - 8:00am - 4:00pm - Alpine Skiing - Nitehawk Recreation Area*
Sunday, February 22nd - 8:00am - 1:30pm - Alpine Skiing - Nitehawk Recreation Area

See more details, event schedule and venues here

Stay tuned and results will be posted here

Follow along on Facebook for live updates from the hill
Special Olympics Alberta

*Nitehawk Recreation Area - Located 14 km south of Grande Prairie, on Highway 40 and Highway 666

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 Provincial Winter Games

2015 Special Olympics Alberta Provincial Winter Games will be held in Grande Prairie February 20-22, 2015. More than 500 athletes from across the province and the NWT will compete in: Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Snowshoeing and Speed Skating.

TEAM CALGARY will consist of 222 Athletes, 60 Coaches, 6 Mission Staff, and 13 Volunteer support who will be competing in all 7 sports.
Visit Special Olympics Alberta's website for more information on the games.

2015 Provincial Winter Games

Special Olympics Alberta is proud to hold 2015 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games in Grande Prairie from February 20 to 22, 2015.

More than 500 athletes from all across Alberta will be competing in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing, and speed skating.

“Special Olympics Alberta is thrilled to finally be bringing its Provincial Games to Northern Alberta,” said Johnny Byrne, President and CEO of Special Olympics Alberta.

“Hosting our games in Grande Prairie is going to provide us with the opportunity to work with a world-class host city that has an impeccable track record in hosting major games, as well as, showcase a region of the province that has a rich Special Olympics history.”

Please see more at the SO Alberta Winter Games GP2015 website at

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