Recent News

Annual General Meeting

Posted: September 20th, 2014

The Annual General Meeting of Special Olympics NWT will be held Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm in the Special Olympics office in the Nunasi building.  Items of business on the agenda are:

  • Approval of 2013 AGM Minutes
  • Presentation of Annual Reports
  • Questions from Annual Reports
  • Election of Directors

NWT Swimmer to join 2015 Worlds Team

Posted: September 18th, 2014

Following strong results at this summer’s National Games in Vancouver, Special Olympics NWT swimmer Mark Epelon has been invited to join the Canadian team at the 2015 World Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles.  Mark started with Special Olympics in the FUNdamentals sports skill development program and then joined the swimming team.  Mark is looking forward to the Games and will have a busy year of training to prepare.

First Air – LETR Herc Pull

Posted: September 1st, 2014

The First Air – LETR Hercules Pull will take place Saturday, September 6 at the DND hanger.  The teams start to pull at noon. For reasons beyond our control, we will not have a team of athletes pulling but athletes are welcome to come with parents or caregivers to watch the event.  We will have a small concession at the event as well. To register a team, you can contact

Registration Update

Posted: September 1st, 2014

Don’t forget registration this Wednesday, September 3 form 6 – 8 pm at the Multiplex.  SONWT’s new tshirts will be available for sale for $20.    Also, goggles will be for sale for swimmers who do not have goggles for the upcoming season.  These are also $20.

For those athletes who need greater support than the standard SONWT ratios for athletes to volunteers, please make sure you talk to the Sports Program Coordinator at registration.

Information on athlete eligibility for participation in SONWT sport programs is outlined in the attached policy.4000D Athlete Eligibility for Participation

2014/15 Registration

Posted: August 26th, 2014

It’s here.  Please come out on Wednesday, September 3 to the Multiplex for registration during the City’s Community Showcase evening.  All athletes, volunteers and coaches should register for the sports this year.  Sports include  swimming, speed skating, rhythmic gymnastics, skating (with an emphasis on figure skating), and bowling.  Youth sport skill development programs are available to those ages 3- 6 and 7 – 11.  We are also hoping to offer a general fitness program this winter.  There is no cost to register.  You can get your Special Olympics NWT t-shirts at registration for $20 each.  We’ll see everyone there.

Another Eureka Donation!

Posted: August 26th, 2014

A big thank you to the folks at Eureka for the donation of bottles and cans to Special Olympics NWT. We had a full crew out to count and sort them this weekend. Money from this set of recycling will pay for more than one pool rental day this year! Thank you.

2014 Golf off to a great start

Posted: July 9th, 2014

Special Olympics golfers were happy once again to take part in the Yellowknife Golf Club’s McDonalds Mondays program.  For these athletes, there is no better way to spend a Monday morning in July than out at the club, practicing skills and trying a few holes of golf.  We’d like to give a big thank you to the Golf Club for so generously including us in their program and to Al at McDonalds for generously sponsoring this great 2014

Team NWT heads to Summer National Games

Posted: July 9th, 2014

team nwtThe eleven member Team NWT is off for a great week of competition at the Canadian Special Olympics National Summer Games. If you are in Vancouver this week, watch for local news on the Games or check out the results at

Snowshoeing March 2014

Posted: March 17th, 2014

For the third year, we have a March mini- snowshoeing session.  The group is enjoying the snow around Frame Lake.  One more weekend to go for those who haven’t had a chance to get out yet.

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On the trail

Speed Skating Territorials

Posted: March 17th, 2014

Congratulations to the Special Olympics speed skaters for a job well done at the Territorial Speed Skating meet on March 8.

At the start lineTeam SONWT