Recent News

Come work with us!

Posted: June 17th, 2017

Be inspired, and inspire others. Help us change lives, including your own. Engage with fellow northerners so that others may be engaged. Be part of a phenomenal world-wide movement. Welcome to Special Olympics NWT!
Special Olympics NWT is looking for one or more individuals who will join us on sport program and development side of our organization. Are you ready to:
• do whatever it takes to build or maintain strong, vibrant, and sustainable
community organizations;
• bring new athletes and volunteers to the organization;
• train and support volunteers so that they may make the most of their
• initiate approved new programs in communities;
• work with community leaders to find solutions to challenges that limit
Special Olympics growth and development
There are two parts of the work and they can be done by the same person or by two different people. One part is working based in Yellowknife with our sport programs and development. The other part is exploring opportunities to establish Special Olympics opportunities for NWT athletes with intellectual disabilities outside of Yellowknife which will involve travel. Both parts of the work will require you to work evenings and weekends.
We are open to exploring both full and part-time options for the right individual(s). A criminal record check will be required. Please include time commitment/availability and compensation expectations in your cover letter.
If this is your dream work, and you have a valid driver’s license and vehicle, apply with a cover letter and resume immediately to

9th Annual LETR Freezin’ For A Reason Polar Plunge

Posted: May 4th, 2017

Sign up now for 9th Annual LETR Freezin’ For A Reason Polar Plunge!

When: Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Registration & Donation submissions: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Plunge: 12:00 – 12:30pm

Online registration will close at 5:00pm on Friday, May 19th. You may register in person at the event location on Saturday, May 20th beginning at 11:00am.

Making a Recycling Donation is Easier Now

Posted: September 20th, 2016

Now you can donate the proceeds from your recycled bottles and cans to Special Olympics NWT in one easy step.  When you take your recyclables to the Bottle Depot, just let them know that you want to donate your return to Special Olympics NWT. They will do it on the spot for you and Special Olympics NWT athletes will benefit.

Did You Miss Registration?

Posted: September 20th, 2016

If you missed registration as an athlete or volunteer, just drop us a line at and we’ll get you signed up. Please remember that no one can participate until they are registered and programs start very soon.

Special Olympics Registration 2016

Posted: September 14th, 2016

Registration for new athletes, coaches and volunteers takes place this Saturday, September 17 between 10:30 and noon.  Come to our offices downstairs from Top of the World Travel, across the street from Boston Pizza. Teens and adults can register for one or more of seven different sport programs.  We also offer Active Start and FUNdamentals, sport skill development programs for athletes ages 2 – 11.

Not sure what we are all about?  Want to volunteer but  don’t have any specific sport knowledge?  We’d be happy to answer your questions at registration or contact us at

First Air – LETR 10th annual plane pull

Posted: August 24th, 2016

Did you know that the Law Enforcement Torch Run raises money exclusively for Special Olympics? They are holding their 10th Annual First Air – LETR plane pull on September 10. Team registration is at 11 am and the pull starts at noon at the DND/RCMP hanger. To register to pull and start getting online donations, you can go to…

Year-End Celebration Fun

Posted: May 13th, 2016

Wednesday May 11 saw over 120 athletes, coaches, volunteers and parents gather to celebrate another amazing year of Special Olympics action here in the NWT.  We had a great evening with lots of thank yous and recognition of the time and effort that so many put into leading and participating in our sports programs.  After a great dinner from Woodstove Catering and piles of presentations, we danced up a storm to tunes from DJ Jay Bear.  A big thank you to everyone who participated and helped out.

Rhythmic Gymnasts off to Edmonton

Posted: May 13th, 2016

Team NWT is off to compete this weekend in the Edmonton area Rhythmic Gymnastics meet on Sunday, May 15.  Coaches Alison and Chelsea are taking three gymnasts: Kelton, Jasmine and Harper.  They’ve been working hard to prepare, with three sessions a week.  Good luck!!


Posted: October 6th, 2015

Our Special Olympics NWT Annual General Meeting will take place Monday, October 19 at 5:15 pm in our office in the Nunasi building.

First Air – LETR Plane Pull Sept 26th

Posted: September 14th, 2015

For many years, First Air has graciously allowed the Law Enforcement Torch Run to use one of its planes for a plane pull.  With no Hercules aircraft based in Yellowknife, the company has offered a 737 for this year’s pull.  It is a friendly competition between teams of 12 individuals (men, women or mixed (min of 5 women)) who must pull together in the ultimate challenge of pulling a plane, that weighs over 65,000 lbs, a distance of 20 feet in the fastest time possible. All members of participating teams will be entered into draws for a variety of prizes including a grand prize Trip for Two to Edmonton, courtesy of First Air.

There is still time to get your team together for the pull.  For information or to reserve your team spot, simply contact, Each team must raise a minimum of $360.00 per team or $30 per participant.

The majority of the proceeds got to Special Olympics NWT for athlete programs. To donate to a team or individual,