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June 2017 Newsletter

posted 1 Jun 2017, 09:57 by Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario   [ updated 1 Jun 2017, 10:02 ]

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In Running Colour

posted 1 Jun 2017, 09:56 by Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario   [ updated 1 Jun 2017, 09:56 ]

Another amazing turn out at our fun run - In Running Colour.
Thank you to all who participated and all the volunteers who helped make this a successful day!

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April 2017 Newsletter

posted 12 Apr 2017, 09:00 by Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario   [ updated 12 Apr 2017, 09:04 ]

Check out our first newsletter. 


Spring/Summer Sports Registration

posted 12 Apr 2017, 07:46 by Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario

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 3, 2017.  In-person registration is available Tuesday, May 16 from 7 to 8 pm on the track at St. David 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.

Special Olympics: Kitchener-Waterloo Boston Pizza Fundraiser

posted 10 Mar 2017, 22:05 by Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario   [ updated 10 Mar 2017, 22:06 ]

Come out to our special event at Bostons Pizza Erbsville in Waterloo, ON. Proceeds for meals purchased toward 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. will go toward helping our athletes going to provincial and national tournaments. 

Note: Please bring along this flyer and present it to your server. 

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Winter World Games - March 14 to 25, 2017

posted 10 Mar 2017, 21:58 by Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario

We are very proud and excited for the upcoming Special Olympics Winter World Games, that will take place March 14 to 25, 2017 in Austria. Kitchener-Waterloo's very own Allie Libertini will be competing in Nordic Skiing and Peter Snider will be competing in Snowshoeing. 

Check out the rest of Team Canada here: http://teamcanada.specialolympics.ca/ 

2016 City of Kitchener Salute to Seniors

posted 30 Nov 2016, 07:28 by Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario


Several Special Olympics Ontario KW volunteers were honoured at the June 9, 2016 City of Kitchener Salute to Seniors.  Congratulations to John Emslie, Carol Anne Johnston, Sharon Lavoie, Edna Pohl and Glen Takasaki (shown above).

SOO KW Volunteer of the Year

posted 25 Nov 2016, 11:40 by Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario



Eleanor Namuddu, Swimming Head Coach, was recognized as our Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo Volunteer of the Year.  The Kitchener Sports Association presented Eleanor with her plaque at their Volunteer Recognition Awards dinner and ceremony on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

With Eleanor in the photo above is her friend and mentor, George Goetz.

SOO KW Holiday Ball

posted 25 Nov 2016, 11:36 by Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario

We are having a Holiday Ball for all SOO KW athletes, coaches, volunteers, parents and caregivers on Tuesday, November 29 from 5:45 to 9 pm at Conestoga Catering, 110 Manitou Dr, Kitchener, ON N2C 1L3, spearheaded by Donal Crooke, our amazing 5-pin Bowling Head Coach.  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.

Cost is $10 for athletes and $20 for parents, caregivers and friends.    Everyone must sign up for the evening by November 15 and get a ticket in order to attend.  Tickets must be purchased by November 15 so that the caterers can prepare the appropriate number of dinners.  No walk-in tickets will be available on the night of the event!

Notice of Annual General Meeting

posted 4 Oct 2016, 07:05 by Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario

Our Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7 pm at K-W Habilitation Services, 108 Sydney Street South, Kitchener, 3rd floor boardroom, immediately preceding our regular monthly Community Council meeting.

All volunteers, parents and athletes are invited to the AGM as well as interested members of the public.  Registered SOO KW volunteers may request new items of business by sending written notice to kw@specialolympicsontario.ca at least 10 days prior to the AGM.

The agenda for the AGM shall include the following items:

  1. Call to order;
  2. Approval of agenda;
  3. Minutes of last meeting;
  4. Business arising out of the minutes;
  5. Executive reports;
  6. Sport Club reports;
  7. Reports as may be directed by the SOO KW Community Council;
  8. Election of new officers to the SOO KW Community Council;
  9. New business; and
  10. Adjournment.

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