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.

In Running Colour 2017

Our annual fundraiser, In Running Colour, was held May 27.  Top fundraisers were the mother and daughter team of Kayla Garbutt (left) and Cheryl Hanley (right) who raised $500 and won this barbecue donated by Broil King.

The Snider Family manned the blue station for the run.  How can you tell?!?

Danielle, Lynn, Emily and Connie Snider

Athletes, Family and Friends...

Notice: Change to Swimming start date

Please be advised that the starts of Swimming is not October 13, 2017, not September 22, 2017. A new registration form has been uploaded to reflect this.

Staples Fundraiser

SOO KW athletes worked at three local Staples stores in May, raising $750.  John Emslie, pictured below, is one of our best athlete volunteers.

Torch Run 2017

Members of the police force presenting a cheque to SOO KW athletes Andrew Johnston and Tom Pilarski and to SOO President & CEO Glenn MacDonell.  Andrew and Tom both ran in the Torch Run this year and have qualified to compete in Athletics in the 2017 Provincial Summer Games.

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