Athlete Highlight – Alisha Windsor

This month, Special Olympics Ontario is highlighting Alisha Windsor from North Bay, Ontario. Alisha has been a part of Special Olympics for 7 years, competing in 5-Pin Bowling, Alpine Skiing, Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Curling, Soccer, and Softball! Alisha has competed at the 2020 National Games in Thunder Bay and was a member of the Special Olympics Team Canada 2022 Training …

Brantford Special Olympics athlete is having fun and working hard

Special Olympics Ontario athlete Neil MacDonald hails from Brantford, Ontario, and for the past 25 years he has been involved in Special Olympics. Neil competes in a wide range of sports, including bocce, curling, floor hockey and softball! Back in 2019, Neil was a part of Team Canada’s bocce team that competed in the Special Olympics World Games that took …

Special Olympics Swimmer in 2022 Niagara games

Gael Shindano is a Special Olympics athlete from Ottawa, Ontario, who has been participating in sports such as Athletics, Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing and Swimming for 12 years! Gael always looks forward to competing at events, where he is able to be active and meet new people. Special Olympics means a lot to Gael, as he explains that it is one …

Ottawa swimmer competing in Canada Summer Games

Katie Xu is a Special Olympics athlete from Ottawa, Ontario, who has been participating in Figure Skating and Swimming for 16 years! Katie always looks forward to attending events and competitions because they give her the chance to see her friends, as well as the opportunity to make new ones. Special Olympics has provided Katie with the opportunity to build …

Previous Nationals gold-medal winner returning to the Canada Summer Games

Blair Bastien is a multi-sport athlete from the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Special Olympics Ontario, who has been competing and participating in sporting events for 9 years now! She participates in Athletics, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Snowshoeing, Soccer and Softball. Blair’s favourite part of Special Olympics is going to events and hanging out with her teammates. She says that Special Olympics means …

West Niagara athlete to compete in Canada Summer Games

Owen Konkle is a Special Olympics athlete from West Niagara, who has been competing in events for the past 10 years! He participates in both Curling and Athletics, and loves Special Olympics because it gives him an opportunity to play sports and meet tons of new friends. Owen’s favourite memory from his time with Special Olympics so far was when …

Swimming coach from Toronto representing Special Olympics Ontario at the Canada Summer Games

Sarah McNeil is a dedicated volunteer and coach from the Toronto region, who has spent the last 20 years working with Special Olympics athletes in Swimming. To Sarah, Special Olympics means promoting a healthy and active lifestyle to her athletes, which is very important to her and her own well-being. She explains that many Special Olympics athletes have been extremely …