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.

2018 - 2019 Sports Registration

Registration for fall/winter 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.

Please mail registration forms and payment as noted in the registration package. Note that we do not have a physical office - only a Post Office Box - so you must mail your registration forms.

Canada Bowling Championships

Two of our Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo athletes qualified for the Canada Bowling Championships in PEI (May 13-17). Calvin LaPierre qualified in 5-pin bowling and David Heinrichs qualified in 10-pin bowling. David achieved a silver and two gold medals.

David Heinrichs and his team members.

2018 Canada Summer Games

Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo is very proud to announce that six of our community athletes have qualified to participate in the 2018 Canada Summer Games in Antigonish, NS (July 31 - August 4).  Track athletes qualifying are Peter Snider, Chris Litwiller, Joe Covaci, Kathleen Sgro, John Emslie, and Andrew Johnston.

For information on the Canada Summer Games - click here

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

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for athletes and parents who would like to spend a few hours volunteering at one of our fundraising events. The next one is the Kitchener Rangers hockey game, Tuesday November 20th at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. This is a great way to meet new Special Olympics families! For more information on this event as well as other opportunities during the year, please contact Sharon Lavoie,

SOO KW Holiday Ball

We are having a Holiday Ball for all SOO KW athletes, coaches, volunteers, parents and caregivers on Tuesday, November 27 from 5:45 to 9 pm at Conestoga Catering, 110 Manitou Dr, Kitchener, ON N2C 1L3. Arrival will be 5:30 to 6 pm with a drinks reception followed by dinner and dancing with a live band.  Please contact your Head Coach for a ticket.

Cross Body Pro Wrestling Event

Special Olympics Kitchener-Waterloo is proud to announce, in partnership with Cross Body Pro Wrestling Academy, 'Can You Handle This?' wrestling event. The event will feature epic matches, a silent auction, and former WWE and current Impact star, Rich Swann. Please join us November 3rd for this amazing show. Click here for more information.

Cross Body Logo

Thank you KW Health Connection

Your fundraising for Joe Covaci is greatly appreciated.  Joe represented Ontario as a Track athlete at the 2018 Canada Summer Games in Antigonish, NS (July 31 - August 4).

Joe Covaci with Dr. Erika Holenski

Oakville Track Meet

Rain didn’t dampen our spirits at the Oakville Track meet.
June 23, 2018