Nova Scotia Special Olympics

Posted at 7:47 am on May 12, 2017

The Special Olympics Nova Scotia Provincial Summer Games are coming to Antigonish, and they’re looking for support.

Between June 16th and 18th St. FX University will host the provincial qualifiers for the special Olympics where athletes vye for a spot to take part in Nationals.


Anne Marie Shannon is the events and communications director for Special Olympics Nova Scotia. She says volunteers are key in an event like this.




Shannon says there will be volunteer opportunities for all ages and encourages families to get involved.


In 2018, Antigonish will also host the National Special Olympics. This will be the first time the Canadian Special Olympics will be hosted in a small town.


For more information on volunteer registration, visit

Posted at 6:58 am on March 21, 2017

The province announced a one million dollar investment in order to support the 2018 Special Olympic Canada Summer games today. The contribution will be used to improve accessibility for athletes and the community as a whole at the Oland Centre.

Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey was on hand to make the announcement of funding. Delorey says having The National Summer Olympic games in Antigonish will be a major milestone; only major cities have hosted the game and no town has ever held the honour. Delorey says this investment has long term benefits for the town of Antigonish:


The Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer Games will start at the end of July 2018 and run for 5 days. Delorey says the games will draw athletes, coaches and fans from across the country, and will have a great economic benefit for the area.