Bullbustin' Winning Ticket



The winning ticket from Bullbutin' on July 4th is a yelllow ticket with the numbers 28989996. 

If this was your ticket please contact Kim, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Thank You to Our 2023 Golf Classic Sponsors

On June 29th Special Olympics Calgary golf athletes will be joined by local celebrities and 126 golfers for the annual Golf Classic. This event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Special Olympics Calgary. 

As we tee up for the big day we would like to thank all our sponsors for our 2023 Golf Classic. Thanks to the generous sponsorships from various companies and families from around Calgary we are able to continue to provide quality sports programming for Calgarians with intellectual disabilities.


Silver Sponsors 

BMO Wealth Management BMO Private Wealth - Wealth Management, Investing & Banking

Calgary Old-Time Hockey Players Association COTHPA - Home (wildapricot.org)

Tuxedo Source for Sports Tuxedo Source for Sports


Bronze Sponsors

Reich Law 


Black Diamond Group 

Flames Foundation 

The Russell Family 

The CB Family of Tims 

McCulloch & Partners Wealth Counsel 

Goodwill Industries of Alberta 

Cadillac Fairview 



Golf Cart Sponsor 

Arundle Capital 


Dinner Sponsor 

Wolfe Cadillac 


Golf Ball Sponsor 

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino


Provincial Winter Games 2023

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Special Olympics Alberta
Provincial Winter Games

February 24-26, 2023
Strathcona County

Alpine Skiing - 5 Pin Bowling - Cross Country Skiing - Curling - Figure Skating - Floor Hockey - Snowshoeing


Team Calgary

Team: 236 members
Athletes: 178
Coaches & Chaperones: 51
Mission Staff: 7
Sports: 7

5 Pin Bowling: 30
Alpine Skiing: 19
Cross Country Skiing: 8
Curling: 18
Figure Skating: 14
Floor Hockey: 119
Snowshoeing: 21

 Visit the Provincial Games Website for venues, sport schedule and results:

Provincial Winter Games 2023



Team Calgary

Athlete/Caregiver Information Night

Monday, January 30th, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Red & White Club - 1833 Crowchild Trail NW

All athletes and a parent/caregiver must attend this meeting to receive important information on the Games, as well as their Team Calgary uniform.


Departure to Games

Friday, February 24th, 2023
Location: The Winston Golf Club - 2502 6th St NE



Opening Ceremonies 

Friday, February 24th, 2023
7:30pm – 9:00pm 
Millennium Place  
2000 Premier Way, Sherwood Park, AB 
The event is already sold out, but Opening Ceremonies will be live streamed 



7:00am - 4:45pm

8:00am - 1:30pm

For more details on Games venues, sport schedules and results, visit the website.


Arrival Home

Sunday, February 26th, 2023
approx. 6:30pm
Pick Up Location: The Winston Golf Club - 2502 6th St NE






The Queen Elizabeth ll's Platinum Jubilee Medal



The Queen Elizabeth ll's Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta)
in Partnership with Special Olympics Alberta

The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta) was created to mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. To celebrate this historic event, the Medal program recognizes outstanding service from Albertans who, like The Queen, have dedicated themselves to family, community and country. The Platinum Jubilee Medal program was continued as planned despite the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8th, 2022.

We are proud to announce Special Olympics Calgary's Executive Director, Kathy Urquhart, and long standing volunteer, Paul Manuel, were awarded the 2022 Queen Elizabeth ll's Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta) in partnership with Special Olympics Alberta.

QEll PJM Kathy 

Kathy has been an integral part of the Special Olympics movement for 40+ years, and is not only recognized for her involvement with the organization, but also for her ground breaking advocacy work on providing people with developmental disabilities access to organ transplantation.


QEll PJM Paul

Paul has been a longtime volunteer and coach in our powerlifting program, as well as with the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Next year will mark Paul’s 35th year volunteering with Special Olympics. Through his volunteering activities, Paul has helped to raise over $1,000,000 to support Special Olympians in Alberta.


Congratulations to the other 3 successful nominees and award recipients from Special Olympics Alberta: Jodi Flanagan, Nicholas Rolfe and Jerry Tennant. Recipients attended a special ceremony on December 17, 2022 in Calgary, hosted by Special Olympics Alberta's CEO, Sue Gilchrist, and were presented with their medal from Mayor, Jyoti Gondek. 

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Sue Gilchrist, Paul Manuel, Jodi Flanagan, Jerry Tennant, Kathy Urquhart, Jyoti Gondek (not pictured: Nicholas Rolfe)
We would also like to extend a congratulations to Special Olympics Alberta CEO, Sue Gilchrist, who was awarded the 2022 Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta) in partnership with the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations.

QEll PJM Sue

Sue is a long-time advocate for inclusive education, life supports, and sports for persons living with physical and intellectual disabilities. Through her work at Special Olympics Alberta, Sue continues to drive her community and work to highlight inequities that people with disabilities face.





Backlund Sweet Suite Contest

Want to cheer on our Calgary Flames Saturday, March 4th, 2023?

Special Olympics Calgary athletes can learn how to win your way below!

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Our friend Mikael Backlund has arranged an amazing opportunity for our athletes! You can watch him and his teammates play Minnesota Wild on Saturday March 4th from a private suite! All you have to do is read all the contest details below, and enter your submission by February 1st, 2023 at 11:59pm.

There will be 9 contest winners who will get to enjoy the Backlund Sweet Suite Experience, and meet Mikael Backlund, Flames forward #11, after the game!



Send us a video (minimum 30 secs long, maximum 3 mins) of the Special Olympics athlete sharing why they should be chosen to be part of this special experience.

Some ideas: Tell us how much or why you love the Flames, how long you have been a Flames fan, who is your favourite Flames player(s) or who you would bring with you on this experience. You could also tell us any lucky rituals you do when you watch them play, show us your Flames shirt, jersey or flag, or show us a special cheer you would use at the game. 
We want you to show your personality and be creative!

Can't send in a video? Complete the form attached here (the more information you provide the better) by the February 1st deadline to be entered.



  • Individual must be a 2022-2023 registered athlete with Special Olympics Calgary to be eligible to win.
  • Video entry must be minimum 30 seconds long, and maximum 3 minutes. Form entry must be fully completed.
  • Contest entry must be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and received before the deadline: Wednesday, February 1st at 11:59pm. We will not be accepting any late entries. Please try not to send your video in too close to the deadline to account for any technical errors or in case the video doesn’t work. You can either send it through email, dropbox, or send us a link to view on youtube.
  • You will receive a confirmation email that we have received your video entry for the contest. If you do not receive a response within 2 business days, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 587-320-5784.
  • Contest winners will be selected the second week of February, and the winners will be contacted by February 14th.
  • Athletes selected as winners will receive two (2) tickets to the Saturday, March 4th, 2023 Flames game. They must be used by the athlete and their parent/caregiver themselves, and cannot be sold or given away.
  • If an athlete who won tickets can no longer attend the event, they are held responsible to contact the SOC office to notify them so another athlete who entered the contest can have the opportunity to go.
  • Any misuse of the tickets, misbehaviour at the event, failure to pick up your tickets or attend the event, can impact your eligibility of special events in the future.
  • This is not a Special Olympics event. We are only providing tickets to our members for this opportunity. There will be no volunteers, coaches or staff present with responsibilty for the athlete. Athletes must attend with a parent or caregiver. As you are accepting the tickets on behalf of Special Olympics Calgary, please act responsibly and adhere to the SOC Code of Conduct.


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