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Our Legacy

Grande Prairie previously hosted the Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games in February 2015, drawing over 700 participants. Currently, the Grande Prairie chapter of Special Olympics Alberta offers a variety of sports, including athletics, 5 pin bowling, floor hockey, curling, basketball, 10 pin bowling, swimming, and bocce. As Grande Prairie prepares to host the Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games for the first time in 2025, there are ambitious plans to expand the local sports offerings. This includes the introduction of new sports such as speedskating, figure skating, and alpine skiing—traditionally winter sports, reflecting Grande Prairie's strong winter sports legacy, alongside the summer event. Additionally, there's a hopeful initiative to reactivate sports like powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, and cross country skiing, further enriching the range of athletic opportunities available to athletes. This effort aligns with Grande Prairie's legacy goal for the 2025 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games, aiming to leave a lasting impact on the community and its athletes by broadening the spectrum of sports and encouraging greater participation.

Upcoming Events

Keep an eye on this space as the excitement builds toward the 2025 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games! Our website will be your go-to source for all the latest updates, including a lineup of upcoming events, exclusive opportunities, and comprehensive plans to enhance and celebrate the games in Grande Prairie. Stay connected with us to discover new ways to engage, support, and experience the transformative journey leading up to this landmark event.

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledges the Beaver, Cree, Dene, and Métis people as the original caretakers of these Lands and surrounding areas. We are grateful to live, learn, work and play on Treaty 8 territory within Turtle Island and acknowledge these Lands have been home to diverse and sovereign First Nations and Inuit Nations since Time Immemorial.