Special Olympics

Canada’s Danielle Dorris checks her time after winning a gold medal in the women’s 50m butterfly at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Sept.3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Paralympic Committee-Scott Grant

Canadian teen Danielle Dorris wins Paralympic gold and sets world record

Danielle Dorris captured a gold medal in the 50-metre butterfly at the Tokyo Paralympics

 

Players with the Langley Rebels Special Olympics basketball team spent four months of virtual training with Trinity Western University players and coaches (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Virtual training gets results for Langley Special Olympics team

Trinity Western University experiment in using video chat software rated a success by players and coaches

 

Christian Burton is not a cold-weather kind of athlete, but he’s going to take the plunge anyway, getting dunked to help raise funds for Special Olympics (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Christian Burton is not a cold-weather kind of athlete, but he’s going to take the plunge anyway, getting dunked to help raise funds for Special Olympics (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Matthew Williams, seen here competing at the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay in February of 2020, has been named one of two athletes of the year by Special Olympics Canada. (Courtesy Special Olympics Canada)
Langley’s Matthew Williams, seen here competing at the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay in February of 2020, has been named one of two athletes of the year by Special Olympics Canada. (Courtesy Special Olympics Canada)
President Sara Manchester, CUPE 403 Township of Langley Municipal Workers officially presented Langley Special Olympic Athlete Representative Christopher Lakusta with a donation of $1500. (Laurie Lakusta/Special to The Star)

CUPE 403 Township of Langley Municipal Workers donate $1,500 to Langley Special Olympics

Money will be put towards uniforms, tournament fees, travel, and program facilitation

President Sara Manchester, CUPE 403 Township of Langley Municipal Workers officially presented Langley Special Olympic Athlete Representative Christopher Lakusta with a donation of $1500. (Laurie Lakusta/Special to The Star)
Aldergrove’s Chris Lakusta raised five times his initial target for Special Olympics in Langley (special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s Chris Lakusta raised five times his initial target for Special Olympics in Langley (special to Langley Advance Times)
Betty Coleman is passing the torch virtually this year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

Betty Coleman is passing the torch virtually this year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Randy Curr took part in a coaches online challenge for Langley Special Olympics athletes idled by the COVID-19 crisis (courtesy Langley Special Olympics Official Group Facebook page)(courtesy Langley Special Olympics Official Group Facebook page)

Donning an Easter Bunny costume for online challenge

Special Olympics athletes and coaches keep busy during an enforced layoff caused by COVID-19

Randy Curr took part in a coaches online challenge for Langley Special Olympics athletes idled by the COVID-19 crisis (courtesy Langley Special Olympics Official Group Facebook page)(courtesy Langley Special Olympics Official Group Facebook page)
Blair Qualey, president and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC. (Chung Chow/special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley-based New Car Dealers Foundation announces new fundraiser

Raffle will go towards supporting charitable and educational initiatives, including Special Olympics

  • Mar 7, 2020
Blair Qualey, president and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC. (Chung Chow/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley player Sean Annan ended up on a Chicago basketball court earlier this month, playing with some NBA legends (Langley Special Olympics official group/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Playing with the big guys: how a Langley basketball player ended up shooting hoops with NBA greats

Sean Annan is the first B.C. player to play in the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports game

Langley player Sean Annan ended up on a Chicago basketball court earlier this month, playing with some NBA legends (Langley Special Olympics official group/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley basketball player Sean Annan got to share the court with NBA and WNBA players and legends in Chicago on Friday, Feb. 14. (SOBC)
Langley basketball player Sean Annan got to share the court with NBA and WNBA players and legends in Chicago on Friday, Feb. 14. (SOBC)
Langley’s Matthew Williams and Kailyn Potomak will be competing for B.C. at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games later this month in Thunder Bay.

Two Langley athletes named to Team B.C. at upcoming Special Olympics Winter Games

Speed skater and alpine skier will be going to Thunder Bay

  • Feb 5, 2020
Langley’s Matthew Williams and Kailyn Potomak will be competing for B.C. at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games later this month in Thunder Bay.
The Langley leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run got underway Tuesday at the Langley RCMP Detachment headquarters. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Cops run to support Langley Special Olympians

A full crew of police – plus Safety Bear – were on hand for the event

The Langley leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run got underway Tuesday at the Langley RCMP Detachment headquarters. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)