SPECIAL OLYMPICS COMOX Valley is holding curling registration on June 11.

Special Olympics curling registration on June 11

Sig-up session starts at 7 a.m. at CRA Lewis Centre in Courtenay

The Comox Valley Curling Club and  Comox Valley Special Olympics will be holding registration for the Special O Curling program on June 11 at 7 p.m. at the CRA Lewis Centre in Courtenay.

The Special O curling program has been offered in the Comox Valley for approximately 20 years, with 2003 BC Master Women’s curling champion  Sandra Gallaway at the helm since 1996.  The Special O program introduces persons with intellectual disabilities to competition sports, which enhance their opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and share gifts, skills and friendship.

The Comox Valley Curling Centre provides the ice and the facilitators, and practices are held every Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. from October through April and is free of charge to Special O participants.

The curlers have the opportunity to play teams from other areas in tournaments called bonspiels and can progress to qualifying and provincial competitions.

This year from the approximately 25 Special O curlers that participate in the program, two Comox Valley Special Olympics curling teams have qualified to represent the Valley at  the 2015 Special Olympics  in Kamloops.

“Curling is a fun, team-oriented sport and a great experience for everyone, so get involved!” a spokesperson said. For more information on the Special Olympics curling program contact Randy James at 250-897-1828 or the Comox Valley Curling Centre at info@comoxvalleycurling.com.

 

– Comox Valley Special Olympics

 

 

Just Posted

Cannabis facility planned in Courtenay

Design up to 100,000 square feet

Inside the music

Big Read: step behind the curtain at the venerable Vancouver Island Music Festival

Pride Society of the Comox Valley set to kick off week-long celebration

The organization is celebrating Pride Week with a variety of events to bring the community together.

Major private donation to Kus-kus-sum project

Frank and Bobbi Denton, longtime residents of the Comox Valley, have donated… Continue reading

CONTEST: Win a pair of tickets to Sunfest Country Music Festival

Make sure to Like the Comox Valley Record’s Facebook page

BC Games: Day 1 comes to an end

Medals have already been handed out following one day of competition in the 2018 BC Summer Games

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018… Continue reading

Blaney hopes to see seniors ministry

Government creates federal department for seniors

BC Wildfire update on Okanagan blazes

Watch the media briefing on the current fire situation in the Okanagan.

ZONE 6: Rugby star Maggie Banks carries family legacy to BC Games

Shawnigan Lake student and Coquitlam native following her parents to the national program

RCMP help to save goats from wildfire

The fast-approaching wildfire, sparked Thursday, forced the evacuation of five homes

VIDEO: Near drowning captured on popular B.C. river

Search and Rescue manager says the popular pastime of floating in the summer is inherently dangerous

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

Photo gallery: BC Games Day 1

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

Most Read