The Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games took place on March 1-5 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. More than 650 athletes from 12 provinces and territories proudly represented their provinces and territories after training hard to reach personal bests, forge new friendships and demonstrate the incredible abilities of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Additionally, 250 coaches and 500 volunteers took part in the Games. Athletes competed in seven sports: alpine skiing, cross country skiing, curling, floor hockey, snowshoeing, figure skating and speed skating. The Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games were a qualifier for the Team Canada selection to compete in the 2017 Special Olympics World Games in Austria.


Christian Polge, President, Coca-Cola Limited, congratulating an athlete on his win.

The Coca-Cola Company is a founding partner of Special Olympics. Through the generosity of cash, in-kind, volunteers and awareness that support Special Olympics programs and events around the world, Coke has fostered acceptance and inclusion of millions of Special Olympics athletes.

Did you attend the Special Olympics in Canada this year? Share your stories with us by tweeting to @CocaCola_Ca and mentioning the hashtag #Cornerbrook2016.