Four Special Olympic athletes show off their medals

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Special Olympics athletes are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine! Please visit the KWHabilitation website for additional details. We look forward to taking this step towards in-person activities once more!


The newly launched MyPAHL program is a new online health and wellness tool designed for SO athletes. You will be able to gain points for tracking things like steps, and can use your points to win real prizes - like gift cards, SOO Swag and more.

Athletes can sign up at with the code PAHL, or learn more about the system at

Have fun and win some prizes while staying healthy!

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

During the upcoming weeks with 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

Medalists at Nationals

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the snowshoeing events at nationals in Thunder Bay this year! Everyone did a wonderful job and we are so proud of those who competed. Thanks to everyone who supported our athletes and everyone else who participated! Not pictured: Gaerrisen Freeland won gold in the 400 m race as well.

Andrew Johnston received a bronze medal in the 5 km run

Melissa Heubner received a silver medal in the 800 m race

Peter Snider and Gaerrisen Freeland gold and silver in the 100 m race

Peter Snider and Gaerrisen Freeland also received silver and gold in the 200 m