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Special Olympics Kitchener-Waterloo had the privilege of being asked to have a display at the City of Waterloo Museum 'Game On' exhibit at Conestoga Mall. Some of our athletes and volunteer got to participate in a fun professional photo shoot. Click on the link above to see more.

If you would like to see the display at the museum, the exhibit is on now until March 15, 2019.

NHL Alumni Game

Additionally, on January 26 and 27 the Waterloo Regional Police will be participating in a polar plunge into a pool beside the softball diamonds at Waterloo Park, 1-3 pm both days. This is a fundraiser in support of SOO. There is going to be other activities at the Park as part of their Winterlude weekend. Come and cheer on our police force and offer your support as they make the plunge!

What A Wonderful Community!

Many thanks Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation. Their donation to Special Olympics KW supported an athlete at the National Games in Antigonish.

Congratulations Allie!

Allie Libertini recently received an award in the graduate category for her social and economic contributions as a Conestoga College graduate. Nominated by Conestoga as a 2017 recreation and leisure graduate of the Community Integration Through Co-operative Education program for students with learning challenges and exceptionalities, Allie was up against 23 other Ontario colleges. Earlier this year she earned an alumni of distinction award from Conestoga College.

Special Olympics Ontario athletes and non-athletes with an Intellectual Disability are invited to attend two upcoming Healthy Athletes Screenings in Kitchener-Waterloo. The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program is a worldwide initiative that provides FREE health screenings and education to Special Olympics athletes and people with intellectual disabilities.

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.

A $10 Early Bird Discount is available for registrations that are postmarked by September 12, 2018.

In-person registration is available Tuesday, September 11 from 5 to 7 pm at Victoria Bowling Lanes, 280 Victoria Street South, Kitchener.

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.


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