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Cape Breton Special Olympics

Public Bulletin

Most Special Olympic sports are free of costs or a very minimal fee to ensure that cost is not a barrier.

Located In Sydney
Where To Find Us
Sydney, NS
Areas Served Cape Breton
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Contact Cyril MacDonald, Regional Coordinator, Cape Breton Special Olympics; Phone: 902-217-3334; Email:
Alternate Contact Tracy Deruelle, Vice Coordinator, Cape Breton Special Olympics; Phone: 902-371-5113; Email:
Description & Services

Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities.

In Cape Breton we offer year round training in 13 competitive sports as well as a non-competitive skill building youth program.

    Our sports include:

  • Bowling
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Bocce
  • Curling
  • Floor Hockey
  • Golf
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Speed Skating
  • Swimming

We currently support over 300 athletes from all areas on Cape Breton Island.

Accessibility We strive for full accessibility. However, due to our limited available venues, some sites pose barriers. It is best to contact a specific coach in advance regarding venue.
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