Recent News

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 thossnowshoeing 1e who haven’t had a chance to get out yet.





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

Farewell to Tracey

Posted: October 18th, 2013

Swimmers and other volunteers had a chance to say farewell to coach Tracey last week as she moves to Edmonton. Tracey was head coach of the swimming program for many years and a member of the Board. Swimmers will remember her encouragement and enthusiasm for their achievements.

Youth programs

Posted: September 25th, 2013

Active Start and FUNdamentals start this coming Saturday for ages 2 – 11. In 45 minute sessions, we have a lot of fun while building core sport participation skills. For information on this fall’s 10 week session, email us at