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2019 Annual Awards Banquet

 October 18th, 2019 – Grand Gardens – Downtown Location

6:30 pm

 Tickets will be on sale at Registration for $25 per guest, parent or support person.  During the 2018-2019 year we were quite successful with our fundraising events and donations and we are able to offer our athletes Banquet Tickets at a cost of $10 each.  Newly registered athletes and volunteers are encouraged to attend to meet their peers!  Awards will be based on performance, attendance etc.  for the 2018-2019 athlete year.   Parents:  Athletes need to be picked up on or before 10 pm promptly, we will not be responsible for your athlete after 10 pm. 

 

We have a prize table at the Annual Awards Banquet and we are looking for prize donations.  If you can donate any prizes they can be brought on registration day or by contacting Joann at 705-542-5308 or emailing ssmspecialolympics@gmail.com.

Athlete Awards - for 2018-2019

posted Oct 19, 2019, 10:38 AM by Sault Ste Marie Ontario

What an awesome Athlete Awards Banquet on Friday, October 18th, 2019.  After a terrific dinner put on by Grand Gardens, we announced the winners of the awards for each sport and the Athlete of the Year award and followed it all up with a dance with music by Red Velvet Foto!   And the winners are .... 

Curling - Most Sportsmanlike - Vince Coccimiglio, Most Dedicated - Kristen Bonefant, Most Improved - Brandon Fortin
Floor Hockey - Most Sportsmanlike - Jeremy Olive, Most Dedicated - Tommy Bolen, Most Improved - Billy Miller
Swimming - Most Sportsmanlike - Chuck Showan, Most Dedicated - Kathryn Piccolo, Most Improved - Chris Boulaine
Softball - Most Sportsmanlike - Shevy Harman, Most Dedicated - Andrew Evans, Most Improved - Nathan Harman
Snowshoeing - Most Sportsmanlike - Robbie McBride, Most Dedicated - Joh Caputo, Most Improved - Jamie Hooper
Cross Country Skiing - Most Sportsmanlike - Quinn Pleau-MacWilliam, Most Dedicated - Jason Lemke, Most Improved - Kelsey Barrs
Track and Field - Most Sportsmanlike - Kevin Possamai, Most Dedicated - Brendan Peters, Most Improved - Rachelle Barbeau
Bowling - Most Sportsmanlike - Karleigh Ouellette, Most Dedicated - Tammy Running, Most Improved - Satu Kuisma
     Mens - Most Sportsmanlike - Jacob England, Most Dedicated - Mike Kennedy, Most Improved - Brody Hill

Athlete of the Year -- Andrew Evans

Our congratulations to all of our athletes from the 2018-2019!  We are so very proud of you and your accomplishments. 

Photos below!

2019 Annual Awards Banquet

posted Sep 7, 2019, 3:16 PM by Sault Ste Marie Ontario

October 18th, 2019 – Grand Gardens – Downtown Location

6:30 pm 

Tickets will be on sale at Registration for $25 per guest, parent or support person.  During the 2018-2019 year we were quite successful with our fundraising events and donations and we are able to offer our athletes Banquet Tickets at a cost of $10 each.  Newly registered athletes and volunteers are encouraged to attend to meet their peers!  Awards will be based on performance, attendance etc.  for the 2018-2019 athlete year.   Parents:  Athletes need to be picked up on or before 10 pm promptly, we will not be responsible for your athlete after 10 pm. 

 

We have a prize table at the Annual Awards Banquet and we are looking for prize donations.  If you can donate any prizes they can be brought on registration day or by contacting Joann at 705-542-5308 or emailing ssmspecialolympics@gmail.com.

2019-2020 Registrations

posted Sep 7, 2019, 3:03 PM by Sault Ste Marie Ontario   [ updated Sep 7, 2019, 3:04 PM ]

Registration Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Water Tower Inn, Pavilion

 The following sports are available with coaching, teams, and competition at the local and\or regional level.  Competition at higher levels are determined by achievement at the local and regional levels.  You will notice that our fee structure is now based on a separate cost per sport that you register for instead of being based on the number of sports you register for that you were familiar with in previous years.  

Sport

Day/Time

Fee

Start Date

Location

Fall/Winter

 

 

 

 

Bowling

Sunday’s @ 10 am – noon

$125

Oct 27

North Crest Lanes

Swimming

Friday’s @ 6-7pm

$75

Oct 25

John Rhodes Pool

Active Start (3–7 years)

Monday’s @5:30

$50

Oct 28

Thrive Child Development Center

Nordic Skiing

Saturday’s @10:30 am

$50

Oct 26

Hiawatha Highland Park

Curling

Sunday’s @ 1 pm

$100

Nov 3

Soo Curling Club

Snowshoeing

Saturday’s @ 10 am

$25

Oct 26

Fort Creek

Floor Hockey

Sunday’s @ 3 – 4 bi-weekly

$50

Oct 27

YMCA

Spring/Summer

 

 

 

 

Track and Field

Monday’s & Wednesday’s 6 - 7

$25

May 11

Joe Foreman Track

Softball (Men’s League)

Tuesday & Thursday evenings

$50

May 12

Queen Elizabeth Field

 

If you are a new athlete with Special Olympics Sault Ste. Marie, please register on-line on the Special Olympics Ontario website  (https://www1.specialolympicsontario.com/get-involved/).  If you do not have access to a computer, contact our Registrar to obtain the necessary application form for completion.  Once your registration has been approved, you will be able to enroll in our sport offerings.

For returning athletes, you will be provided with a copy of your completed Athlete and Medical Information to verify at registration day.  It is important that you allow yourself some time to review this information so that our records will be more accurate.  If you have access to a computer and have an email address, you will be able to update your own information on-line in the future.  Directions on how to do this will be available at registration.

The additional cost to each athlete participating in regional competitions will be determined based on the cost of transportation, hotel fees and registration fees. The cost to each athlete selected to participate in provincial or national competitions will be set by Special Olympics Ontario at the time of the event.  

More details are available in the Registration Letter below.

Thank You Esquire Club

posted Jun 25, 2019, 5:32 AM by Sault Ste Marie Ontario

On June 24th, the Esquire Club presented us with a $10,000 donation from their proceeds from their recent Catch the Ace fundraiser!  We are so pleased to be one of the charities selected by the Esquire Club.  There are many needs in our community and we encourage you to get out and support the Esquire Club Catch the Ace fundraisers when they start up again.

Terrific Twelve does Awesome at 2019 Winter Games

posted Feb 4, 2019, 7:58 AM by Sault Ste Marie Ontario   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 11:16 AM ]

What an amazing weekend for all of our athletes and especially our 12 local athletes that were representing us at the games.  

Curling - Bronze Metal - Kristen Bonefant, Josh Chartrand, Vince Coccimiglio, Nathan and Shevy Harman.

Snowshoeing - Miguel Bedard with 2 bronze medals, Brandon Fortin with 1 gold and 1 bronze medal

Cross Country Skiing - Rob Lewis - 3 gold medals Quinn Pleau Macwilliam with Silver and Bronze, Rachelle Barbeau 1 gold and 3 silvers, Jason Lemcke 3 silvers and a bronze

Alpine Skiing - Carter Simpson - Gold medal. 

Great job Athletes.  We are very proud of you!

2019 Winter Provincial Games - Fast Approaching

posted Jan 18, 2019, 7:29 AM by Sault Ste Marie Ontario

Our athletes are very busy training for the upcoming winter games beginning January 31!  Come out and watch these amazing athletes!  More information on venues and times are available at http://ssm2019games.com/

Active Start Program (2 - 7 year olds) Registrations Open!

posted Oct 1, 2018, 12:30 PM by Sault Ste Marie Ontario   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 12:31 PM ]

 Click the "Apply to Become an Athlete" link to your left  to fill the Athlete Membership form. This is the first step to becoming an active athlete with Special Olympics Ontario

Once you have completed the Athlete Membership form, you will need to get registered.  A member of Special Olympics Sault Ste. Marie  will contact you to complete your registration for the Active Start Program.  

This process may take a couple of days but if you run into difficulties or don't hear from us please send us an email at ssm@specialolympicsontario.ca 

Team Canada 2019 - Way to Go Brody!

posted Sep 27, 2018, 6:07 PM by Sault Ste Marie Ontario

Congratulations to all Special Olympics Team Canada 2019 members including our very own Brody Hill from Sault Ste. Marie!  Team members were selected based on a number of factors, including their performances at the recent Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer Games! We are so proud of all our athletes, and coaches!  Can’t wait to see them in action on the World Stage this March! Congratulations to all! Check out the full team roster here - https://www.specialolympics.ca/

New Portal - How to Access

posted Sep 15, 2018, 7:04 PM by Sault Ste Marie Ontario

Are you having difficulties accessing the new portal as a new or returning athlete or volunteer?  There are a number of documents below that have been provided to assist you.  

Our region is North East.  

If you are a returning athlete or volunteer and your email address is not on file with Special Olympics, let us know by emailing ssm@specialolympicsontario.ca and we'll arrange to have your records updated appropriately.  Hopefully we captured this on registration day and have it all set up for you already!

We will not be accepting payment of fees on-line and payments need to be made before you can attend any sessions.  If you missed Registration Day, send a message to ssm@specialolympicsontario.ca and we'll get back to you to arrange for the payment of your fees.  

If you are still having difficulties, please send an email to ssm@specialolympicsontario.ca.  

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