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5 Pin Bowling Returns

We are very excited to announce that 5 pin bowling will return this fall. It will be held from 6 pm - 8 pm every Tuesday evening. The cost is $9 per bowling session which is paid at the bowling alley each time you bowl. Masks and proof of vaccination required. If you would like to sign up, or if you have any further questions, please email kw.registrar@specialolympicsontario.ca. Can't wait to see you there!

Powerlifting Registration

Programming will run on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at CrossFit Kitchener (543 Mill St. Kitchener). We are hoping to start this Tuesday, October 19th, so please register as soon as possible. Due to COVID restrictions, we can only accept 10 athletes. Masks and proof of vaccination required.

If you have already signed up for a sport this year then all you need to do is login to your SOO account and ADD ENROLLMENTS for Grizzlies Powerlifting. There should be a new session on the portal for this year.

If you have not already signed up for a sport this year then you will need to review your contact and medical information and update as necessary and also complete some waivers. This is an important step as we use this information to give to coaches for contacts, etc.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact kw.registrar@specialolympicsontario.ca.

10 Pin Bowling Returns

We are very excited to announce that 10 pin bowling will return this fall. Starting October 17th, it will be held from 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm every Sunday evening until April 10th, 2022. The cost is $10 per bowling session which is paid at the bowling alley each time you bowl. Masks and proof of vaccination required. If you would like to sign up, or if you have any further questions, please email kw.registrar@specialolympicsontario.ca. Can't wait to see you there!

Fitness Fundraiser

On October 2nd CrossFit Kitchener will be hosting a one-day fitness fundraiser called CF24, alongside countless other gyms across Ontario and Canada. They will be completing one “hero” style workout and all funds raised will be donated to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.


More details will be provided about the workout and what event-day will look like as the date approaches. Let's show our support and get behind this event!!


To register click this link.

https://cf24.ca/getstarted/


It is $40 to register for the event (includes a t-shirt). You will be provided with a personal fundraising link for any friends/family to donate- when you fundraise $100 you will have the option to refund your $40. CF24 will be providing prizes for those who raise the most money!

New Virtual Multi-Sport Games Competitions

Special Olympics Ontario is hosting another Virtual Games Competition for all athletes and teams to compete and have fun in! From now to September 30th you can register to compete and join in a dance party! For more information and to register visit here.

Healthy @ Home

Special Olympics Ontario has been working on a number of initiatives to help keep athletes and the community social, active, positive, and informed. One of these initiatives is Healthy @ Home!

On the Special Olympics Ontario website, Special Olympics will be updating it's pages to:

  • Stay Connected: How to connect with fiends, coaches, athletes, and Special Olympics Ontario while staying safe and social distancing

  • Stay Active: How to stay active and fit at home, so you can keep healthy while activities are on hold

  • Stay Positive: Here you can find tools and resources to support the mental health of the Special Olympics community, as well as yourself

  • Stay Informed: Here you can find information about what COVID-19 is and what steps you can take to stay healthy and reduce the risk of those around you

Resources for Athletes During COVID-19 Cancellations

Amongst all the activity cancellations amid the COVID-19 outbreak, we encourage all athletes to keep healthy and active. In order to do so, here are some resources to help get exercise while social distancing:

  • eLearning Course: For anyone looking to learn the basic information about coronavirus and how to protect yourself. Follow the instructions on this PDF to register and complete

  • Resources for Young Athletes:

    • Here you can find flashcards for short at-home activities, and here there is a guide for caregivers to run these activities

    • Here you can find videos demonstrating the Young Athletes activities

    • Here you can find advice for explaining COVID-19 to children

  • Fit 5 Resources Series: For anyone looking for short videos demonstrating athletic activities, you can find them here

  • School of Strength: The School of Strength provides athletes with a fitness tracker, fitness videos, and a guide to healthy snacks