Funding Announcement!

Special Olympics Ontario would like to thank the GoodLife Kids Foundation for supporting the pahl Step Into Action program. Their generous funding support will assist Step Into Action with its continued growth and development by increasing the number of elementary school students (aged 7-14) participating in the program.

The purpose of targeting this demographic is to not only change their perceptions and behaviour towards physical activity, but also connecting students, parents and teachers to Special Olympics Ontario. Typically, students, parents and teachers at the elementary level are not aware of the programs and services offered by Special Olympics Ontario for youth. Step Into Action enables Special Olympics Ontario to engage an entirely new demographic who otherwise may not have heard about the organization

pahl Preparing to Compete Workbook

pahl’s Preparing to Compete Workbook has been updated and is now available online! This is a perfect tool for athletes leading up to the Canada Winter Games in St. Albert and the Ontario Provincial Spring Games in Kingston. The workbook provides checklists, useful health tips, inspiring quotes and a goal setting guide to help athletes focus on being positive and confident in their ability. To download and read the full document, please click on the following link: pahl Preparing to Compete

pahl Nutrition Guide Now Available!

pahl recently expanded its resource bank, adding a Nutrition Guide to the list! This detailed document includes serving recommendations, healthy eating and snacking tips, as well as recipes, nutrition goal setting guides, and nutrition tracking sheets. To download and read the full document, please click on the following link: pahl Nutrition Guide

Special Olympics Kingston Spring Games Polar Bear Plunge!

On February 5, over 100 participants took part in the Special Olympics Polar Bear plunge in Kingston, Ontario to raise money for the upcoming Provincial Spring Games. The plunge raised $35,315.40, the highest amount ever raised in Canada for a Polar Bear Plunge! Our athletes are certainly lucky to have such great supporters and sponsors! The Spring Games will take place from May 31 – June 3 in Kingston, Ontario. For more Games information, visit the Kingston 2012 website at