Welcome Back Staff BBQ showcases UBC hosting 2014 Special Olympics

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President Toope and SOBC athletes

The festive, collegial energy at the 2013 Welcome Back Staff BBQ was ideal for sharing the news that UBC will play host to the Special Olympics 2014 Canada Summer Games, July 8 – 12.

Rhythmic gymnasts who competed in previous Special Olympics performed their routines. School of Kinesiology students who have volunteered with Special Olympics shared their amazing volunteer experiences. And members of the 2014 Games Organizing Committee, together with UBC President Professor Stephen Toope, were on site to promote this meaningful event.

Their presence captured the attention of many. We collected the names of almost 100 staff who expressed interest in volunteering. As the 2014 Games gets closer, we are inviting everyone who would like be part of the Games as a volunteer to sign up on the Special Olympics 2014 Canada Summer Games website.

You do not need to volunteer for all five days. You can volunteer for just one day… your experience this day could be one of your lifetime memories!