Special Olympics

special-olympics1a special-olympics1b special-olympics2a special-olympics2bCreston’s Special Olympics organization was established in 1985 by founding members Barbara Minichiello, Shelagh Schmidt, and Maggie Zsoltaros.

Participants enjoy almost all sports, except golf. Members travelled to Richmond in 1987 to compete in bowling. In 2015, a floor hockey team played at the provincial level in Kamloops and won gold. The bowling team, in 1986, played in the nationals in Kamloops. The bowling team went to Prince George in 2001. In 2016, the floor hockey team went to compete in newfoundland and brought home a silver medal.

Special Olympics uses the Legion Hall, Presbyterian Church hall, Catholic Church hall, and South Creston School gym, for their activities.

In 2016, the local co-ordinator is Richard Chlopecki 250-402-9781.