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How to Register

In order to participate in Special Olympics BC, individuals must meet the following requirements:



  • The minimum age for participation in Special Olympics competition is 12 years. An accredited program may permit children who are at least 8 years old to participate in age-appropriate Special Olympics training programs offered by that accredited program or in specific (and age-appropriate) cultural or social activities offered during the course of a Special Olympics event. However, no child may participate in a Special Olympics competition (or be awarded medals or ribbons associated with competition) before his or her 12th birthday.

  • There is no maximum age limitation for participation in Special Olympics.


In order to register for our programs, please come to your annual SOBC Richmond registration meeting normally at the beginning of August. You can also contact the program coaches for registration information.

Please send all registration forms to: Marielle Namuco at

You can also send any monies and registration forms via post to:


SOBC Richmond

PO Box 88038

942-5300 Number 3 Road

Richmond, BC

V6X 2X0


Please note that any checks or letters may made out to "SOBC Richmond." 

For up-to-date registration documentation, please visit:


SOBC Richmond offers sports programs for people of all ages. We provide an opportunity for our athletes to get fit, have fun and a chance to go to competition regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

Our programs run from September to June each year. We do not offer programs during July and August.

Our sports programs include the following:

  1. Our Active Start program is for youngsters from 2-6 years. This program gets them started in fitness.

  2. Our Fundamental programs are for kids 7 -11 years. This program gives them a learning experience on how different sports are played. When they are ready, they can participate in our mainstream programs or continue in Sport Start Programs.

  3. Our Sport Start programs are for young people from 12-21years. They are usually new to sports, and they feel that they need more time to get better with the sport before moving on to the mainstream programs.

  4. Our mainstream programs are for people 12 Years and older. Some of these programs are developmental programs. We try to place the athletes in the appropriate program based on their abilities. Some programs will require some familiarity with the sport and the physical ability to play in the sport.

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