Binnie was a proud sponsor of the 2023 Special Olympics BC Winter Games as a Community Champion. Special Olympics BC is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport. The 2023 Special Olympics BC Winter Games were hosted in Kamloops from Feb 2nd to 4th, marking the fifth time Canada’s Tournament Capital has hosted Provincial Games for B.C. and Yukon athletes with intellectual disabilities.  

Our local attendees included Paul Rae, our Manager in Kamloops and Greg Jones, our local Project Manager, who attended on Binnie’s behalf (as seen in the photos above).   

Through the power and joy of sports, athletes with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths, skills, and success. They also inspire their communities to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.  

 By the numbers, Special Olympics BC involves:  

  • 500+ athletes with intellectual disabilities  
  • Eight SOBC winter sports  
  • 100+ volunteer coaches and mission staff  
  • More than 800 volunteers  

More details about the Special Olympics BC can be found here; 2023 Special Olympics BC Winter Games | Special Olympics British Columbia     


“Greg and I both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The medal ceremony gave us the opportunity to meet the organizers and, more importantly, meet the athletes. Truly was a great experience that Binnie should continue to support at every turn.” 

-Paul Rae, Division Manager, Southern Interior, Senior Associate  


  “Thank you, Kamloops volunteers, organizers, and sponsors, for giving our athletes and coaches an incredible experience with amazing memories. So grateful for all that you’ve done to make these Games possible. Forever grateful!”

-Cheryl Clay, Curling Coach Special Olympics BC – Campbell River 


“I am a parent with two Special Olympics athletes. They have something that makes them feel important. They are amazing. Honestly, if there was no special olympics, i don’t know what they would do every day. … [the 2023 sobc games] were a great time for athletes and spectators alike. A special thank you from us parents to the sponsors. It means so much to our kids – thank you!!

-Outi Divin, Parent