Recent News


Posted: October 4th, 2016

Our Annual General Meeting will be held Monday, October 16 at 5:15 pm in the SONWT office in the Nunasi building. Agenda includes presentation of annual report and financials for the year.

Making a Recycling Donation is Easier Now

Posted: September 20th, 2016

Now you can donate the proceeds from your recycled bottles and cans to Special Olympics NWT in one easy step.  When you take your recyclables to the Bottle Depot, just let them know that you want to donate your return to Special Olympics NWT. They will do it on the spot for you and Special Olympics NWT athletes will benefit.

Did You Miss Registration?

Posted: September 20th, 2016

If you missed registration as an athlete or volunteer, just drop us a line at and we’ll get you signed up. Please remember that no one can participate until they are registered and programs start very soon.

Special Olympics Registration 2016

Posted: September 14th, 2016

Registration for new athletes, coaches and volunteers takes place this Saturday, September 17 between 10:30 and noon.  Come to our offices downstairs from Top of the World Travel, across the street from Boston Pizza. Teens and adults can register for one or more of seven different sport programs.  We also offer Active Start and FUNdamentals, sport skill development programs for athletes ages 2 – 11.

Not sure what we are all about?  Want to volunteer but  don’t have any specific sport knowledge?  We’d be happy to answer your questions at registration or contact us at

Sport Development Officer contract position

Posted: August 27th, 2016

Special Olympics NWT is looking for someone to work with our Sports Program Coordinator as a contract Sport Program Development Officer. This is a part-time position and the work is mostly done in the evenings and on weekends.

If you or someone you know might be interested, applications should be submitted to no later than 5:00 pm Tuesday, September 6. If you have questions or would like the position profile, you can reach us at the same email.

First Air – LETR 10th annual plane pull

Posted: August 24th, 2016

Did you know that the Law Enforcement Torch Run raises money exclusively for Special Olympics? They are holding their 10th Annual First Air – LETR plane pull on September 10. Team registration is at 11 am and the pull starts at noon at the DND/RCMP hanger. To register to pull and start getting online donations, you can go to…

Year-End Celebration Fun

Posted: May 13th, 2016

Wednesday May 11 saw over 120 athletes, coaches, volunteers and parents gather to celebrate another amazing year of Special Olympics action here in the NWT.  We had a great evening with lots of thank yous and recognition of the time and effort that so many put into leading and participating in our sports programs.  After a great dinner from Woodstove Catering and piles of presentations, we danced up a storm to tunes from DJ Jay Bear.  A big thank you to everyone who participated and helped out.

Rhythmic Gymnasts off to Edmonton

Posted: May 13th, 2016

Team NWT is off to compete this weekend in the Edmonton area Rhythmic Gymnastics meet on Sunday, May 15.  Coaches Alison and Chelsea are taking three gymnasts: Kelton, Jasmine and Harper.  They’ve been working hard to prepare, with three sessions a week.  Good luck!!

One Day to the LETR Freezin’ for a Reason Plunge

Posted: May 13th, 2016

Last call for the Law Enforcement Torch Run’s Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Plunge! The event takes place on Saturday, May 14 at The Fred Henne Park boat launch.  Registration starts at 10 and Plungers hit the water starting at noon.  For more information, contact

Some of the funds raised go to Special Olympics NWT in support of our programs.

Sports Underway!

Posted: October 6th, 2015

Welcome back to our athletes and coaches!  All sports are underway except figure skating. There is always room for more athletes and volunteers.  If you missed the initial registration, you can contact us at  Athletes are reminded to make sure they contact their coach or Cappy, the sport program coordinator, if they have to miss.