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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.


Posted: October 6th, 2015

Our Special Olympics NWT Annual General Meeting will take place Monday, October 19 at 5:15 pm in our office in the Nunasi building.

First Air – LETR Plane Pull Sept 26th

Posted: September 14th, 2015

For many years, First Air has graciously allowed the Law Enforcement Torch Run to use one of its planes for a plane pull.  With no Hercules aircraft based in Yellowknife, the company has offered a 737 for this year’s pull.  It is a friendly competition between teams of 12 individuals (men, women or mixed (min of 5 women)) who must pull together in the ultimate challenge of pulling a plane, that weighs over 65,000 lbs, a distance of 20 feet in the fastest time possible. All members of participating teams will be entered into draws for a variety of prizes including a grand prize Trip for Two to Edmonton, courtesy of First Air.

There is still time to get your team together for the pull.  For information or to reserve your team spot, simply contact, Each team must raise a minimum of $360.00 per team or $30 per participant.

The majority of the proceeds got to Special Olympics NWT for athlete programs. To donate to a team or individual,

Special Olympics Registration

Posted: August 27th, 2015

It is almost September and we are getting ready for another great year of sport and fitness here at Special Olympics NWT.  Returning athletes and volunteers will be seeing an email shortly about the process for signing for this year.  If you are new to Special Olympics NWT or coming back after an absence, please join us at our registration Thursday, September 17 between 5:30 and 6:30 pm at our office in the Nunasi Building (across from Boston Pizza).

This year, our regular programs will include bowling, speed skating, figure skating, swimming and rhythmic gymnastics.  We hope to offer additional programs for snowshoeing, track and field and golf and a fitness program.

For those ages 3 – 11, we offer Active Start and FUNdamentals, great child and parent programs that help develop the all important basic sport skills through fun Saturday morning sessions.

Golf Summer 2015

Posted: July 13th, 2015

We’re having fun at the Yellowknife Golf Club with the club’s head pro, Matt. Even though it was raining today, Matt turned the clubhouse into a putting green and then a mini-putt course for great practice and lots of fun! Thanks to McDonalds as well who sponsors the Monday golf sessions with the Yellowknife Golf Club.

Congratulations to our Head Coaches

Posted: June 13th, 2015

Congratulations to our Head Coaches for receiving the NWT Disabilities Council Award at today’s Disability Awareness Week Award event.

Vince, Amanda, Brenda and Kelly were able to attend the event.  Unfortunately  three of the other Head Coaches – Tanis, Amanda J-D and Mahasi, were out of town .
We are so very appreciative of all the Headcoaches do  to keep the programs running so successfully .  Their dedication is much appreciated.  Well  done!!!!!!