Welcome to Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo!

Special Olympics Ontario is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and competition opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability.  Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports. 

Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo is committed to providing much needed physical education programs to more than 240 local athletes who benefit physically, mentally and socially. Our programs are completely volunteer-driven, operated by 170 dedicated volunteers.  The Kitchener-Waterloo community, through participation and observation, better understands people with intellectual disabilities in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance.

Spring/Summer Registration is Now Open

Registration for spring/summer sports is now open.  The Athlete Registration Package is posted under Registration on the left side of this page. Athletes cannot participate in practice until their registration package has been received.

A $10 Early Bird Discount is available for registrations that are postmarked by May 03, 2016.  In-person registration is available Tuesday, May 03 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Track and Field-St. Davis CSS, 4 High
Street, Waterloo.


If you do not wish to register in person, please mail registration forms and payment as noted in the registration package. Please note that we do not have a physical office - only a Post Office Box - so you must mail your registration forms.


ATHLETE REGISTRATION PACKAGE

SPRING/SUMMER 2016

 

REGISTRATION PROCESS

 

  1. Review the Sport Programs (included on page 2) to decide which sport(s) the athlete would like to participate in during the Spring/Summer 2016 sports season.
  2. Read the Registration Form (page 4) carefully.  This registration is for RETURNING ATHLETES ONLY.  If the athlete is new to Special Olympics Kitchener-Waterloo, complete the New Athlete Registration Form on our website - kw.specialolympicsontario.ca.
  3. Mail payment with the completed Registration Form and Medical Forms (pages 4, 6 & 7) to:             

                      Special Olympics Kitchener-Waterloo, Attn: Registrar                     

         PO Box 40107, Waterloo Town Square

            75 King Street South, Waterloo, ON N2J 4V1

  1. Please make cheques or money orders payable to SOO Kitchener-Waterloo.
  2. All athletes must complete a Medical History form (pages 6 and 7).  This form must be completed and returned with your registration package.

It is the responsibility of the athlete or the athlete’s caregiver/guardian to inform all coaches of any changes to an athlete’s medical status.

Coaches reserve the right to request a new/updated Medical History form as deemed necessary.

 

PLEASE NOTE

 

  1. Registration to all programs is on a first come, first serve basis and many sports have a limited number of spaces. 
  2. Receipts will be emailed directly to you. This is your confirmation that you have been registered for your sports.
  3. Providing support for athletes requiring assistance is the responsibility of the athlete’s caregiver.
  4. If you require financial support for registration/equipment, City of Kitchener, KidSport and Jump Start provide grants. Please check their websites for more information.
  5. Athletes cannot participate in practice until they have submitted their registration forms and medical forms. No exceptions.


















In Running Colour 2016

Colour themed run in Waterloo Region? Why not! Run your funnest race of the summer and be blitzed with colour along the way!

This run is either 4 km, or 1km for children! The children's 1k starts after the final 4k runner has finished. You don't want to miss it!

The 4th annual In Running Colour will go May 28th at Columbia Lake. Join us and support Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo.

If running is not your forte, don't sweat! You can always volunteer as the COLOUR CREW. This will be the most awesome running event of the summer. 
Check out the website for more information on 

volunteering and registering!

http://raceroster.com/events/2016/7105/in-running-colour-2016/volunteer



Current Volunteer Openings

We need volunteers! There are openings as follows:

- Coaches for a variety of sports, various days and times
- Event volunteers for Home Hardware Markets and our annual fundraising run (one or two day commitment)

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Tannis Gayler.