Meet Hannah

Hannah takes her role as a Special Olympic athlete very seriously, practicing with the hopes of improving her skills and strategies, but always having fun during the process.

Meet Elizabeth and Trinity

The twins have gained so much self-confidence through their participation in a variety Special Olympics events and are thriving on the field and court!

Meet Kobe

Kobe will be the first to say that participating in Special Olympics and going to Governor Simcoe has saved his life…

Meet Shabaana and Justin

They have utilized their skills to mentor younger Special Olympics athletes at the school, and use social media as a platform to celebrate their schools’ accomplishments!

Meet Danny

I have had to face many obstacles since I first started playing sports, but with the support of new friends, I have been able to overcome all of these obstacles…

Meet the
White Pines Soccer Team

When I got to White Pines I was able to join the Special Olympics team and we won gold! I have never been so happy!

Meet the
PEAK Central Basketball Team

“What I like about special Olympics is meeting new people, playing basketball as a team, and going away from home on my own without my family.”

Meet the
Arthur Voaden SS Floor Hockey Team

Many of these athletes lacked the confidence to take that first step of joining a team. The students have worked very hard to build this program…

Meet Trinity

When she entered grade 9, Trinity became involved with the Special Olympics School programs and found she enjoyed trying new sports and meeting new friends…

Meet the
Herman Academy Bocce Team

Most of these students have never been to Toronto or out of town. This opportunity means a lot for them and their families!

Meet Shelby

An all-round athlete that’s competed in bocce and basketball in the past, Shelby will be competing in several track and field events at the Youth Games this year!

Meet the
Adam Scott CVI
Soccer Team

This team is FULL of energy and are eager to compete! They work extremely well together, with fantastic passing, ball control and communication skills.

Meet the
Robert Bateman HS Basketball and Soccer Teams

They have all been empowered, have displayed excellence in their sport and skill sets and they have gained respect as true athletes in their school, community and region…


He is an ambitious student that has overcome several obstacles in life that has permitted him to grow as an athlete physically, socially, and mentally…

Meet the
Loyalist CVI Basketball Team

In every sport they play each one of these young men display kindness, respect and humility and are dedicated to enriching their lives through team sports.

Meet the
St. Joseph Scollard Hall Athletes

All the athletes bond as a team to encourage and support each other. Whether it is be on a field, on the court, in a gym or on the track, there are no limits to the possibilities!

Meet the
Martin Collegiate Basketball Team

They are proud to be one of the eight schools in Regina to offer a unified basketball program and will be travelling over 2,000km to attend the Youth Games!

Meet Joshua

When asked by his coach if he wanted a chance to qualify the day before submissions were due, Joshua ran in 2 degree weather through a cold wind with a smile on his face!

Meet Owen

After an unfortunate fall and despite his coach encouraging him to sit out the next race, Owen discovered his grit, insisting that he had to compete.

Meet Lydia

As the only student from her school to qualify for Games, she is looking forward to doing her best and representing her school with pride!

Qualifiers are currently taking place around the world!

Check back regularly for more stories from the athletes and teams who will be making their way to Toronto for the Invitational Youth Games!