How It Began

Recognizing that there was a need to promote the awareness of the abilities of people with an intellectual disability participating in sport, the Special Olympics Manitoba Honourary Board took it upon themselves to develop an initiative that addressed this issue. 

The concept was born and in 2013, Bill 209 was passed by the Manitoba Legislature proclaiming the second week in June in each year as Special Olympics Manitoba Awareness Week.



Celebrate With Us

As we find a way to move forward during COVID-19, we will be focused on celebrating Awareness Week virtually!

We will go live on Facebook every day with a different special guest! Check back here over the next few days as we roll out the schedule and more information on what fun initiatives we will be launching throughout the week. 

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Access and download the social media graphics here:

Download our social media graphics and share them to your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram). Make sure to tag us @SpecOManitoba.

Hashtags: #AcceptWithNoException, #SOTogether, #WhyILoveSOM.

Facebook & Twitter Covers - Use these on your own Facebook and Twitter cover photos to show your support the week of June 14-20!

Instagram Post Graphics - Download these Instagram posts and share your reasons #WhyILoveSOM and how you #AcceptWithNoException in the caption.

Instagram Stories Graphics - Download these graphics and share on your own story the reasons #WhyILoveSOM and how you #AcceptWithNoException in the spaces provided.

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