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Local Committee

arthurArthur is a Clinical Information Specialist for the Fraser Health Authority, with a background in Respiratory Therapy, and is currently working towards a Masters in Leadership (Health), at Royal Roads University. He also coaches Floor Hockey C and the Running Club, and feels absolutely privileged to be part of the Local Committee for SOBC – Vancouver…


Arthur Pangilinan
Local Coordinator
agnethaAgnetha is working towards her Masters in Experimental Medicine at UBC. Giving back and helping others has always been her passion and she is glad to be a part of the SOBC Vancouver Committee. 



Agnetha de Sa


alice-wAlice is working towards her Masters in Pharmacology at UBC and is a lifeguard and swimming instructor. Fitness is one of her main hobbies and she’s always enjoyed broadening her volunteering experiences in hopes of bettering the lives of others. Therefore, taking on SOBC Vancouver’s Volunteer Coordinator role has been an exciting journey for her.


Alice Wang
Volunteer Coordinators
Reach Alice at: 778-881-9724

Chelsea has been the volunteer coordinator for Special Olympics Vancouver since 2006.  She is extremely social and loves meeting, orienting and appreciating all the passionate people that come to volunteer and coach with our programs and support our athletes.  Outside of SOBC she works as an Occupational Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health.  Her dog Prints is the unofficial mascot of SOBC Vancouver. 


Chelsea Bennie
Volunteer Coordinators
Reach Chelsea at: 604-809-8532
dimitrios-pDimitrios has been Treasurer of SOBC since 2013. His responsibilities include reporting the financial position to the Local Executives and ensuring compliance with SOBC and SO Canada policies, as well Provincial and Federal laws and regulations. His other duties include maintaining all of SOBC’s bank accounts and the general ledger. He hopes to use his past experience in finance to advance our Local’s initiatives.


Dimitrios Paleogiannis


diane-zDianne has been volunteering with  Special Olympics Vancouver since 2004.   It has been such a rewarding and fulfilling experience. She has held numerous positions within the local from head coach to sitting on the executive and find each and every position as rewarding and the next.  She is the current registration coordinator, and has held this position for the past five years.


Dianne Zamborsky
Registration Coordinator
(778) 775-6110 -for the City of Vancouver only.


Geoffrey is currently in the Integrated Science program at UBC studying Physiology and Neuroscience. He has thoroughly enjoyed working with our close knit community of SOBC athletes and coaches over the past three years. Prior to joining the local committee in 2016, Geoffrey coached Track & Field, Swimming, and Active Start. He enjoys working with younger athletes and continues to coach Active Start throughout the year.


Geoffrey Charm 
Assistant Program Coordinator
geff-cJenny has been coaching with SOBC Vancouver soccer and hockey programs since 2012 and took on the role as program coordinator in 2013. She ensure that all programs have what it takes to run and organize semi annual coaches’ meetings. She loves interacting with the athletes and coaches, as they have become her inspiration. Outside of SOBC, Jenny is a Certified Management Accountant.


Jenny Wong 
Program Coordinator
Kate has been Special Olympics Vancouver Treasurer since June 2016. Her responsibilities include maintaining records and submitting financial reports to the local executives, ensuring compliance with SOBC, Special Olympics Canada policies,and Provincial and Federal laws and regulations. In addition, her other duties include applying for local and government grants, and completing the associated reporting and compliance requirements. Outside of SOBC, Kate is a Certified Public Accountant.
Kate Wong
ZhongKantar is currently studying Computing Science at SFU and working as a software developer co-op student. He has always been interested in contributing to our society while applying his computing skills. Hence, he joined SOBC as a webmaster who is responsible for updates and developments of the SOBC Vancouver website.


Kantar Lin




mattMathew has been involved with SOBC for four years now. His position in floor hockey is left wing forward. In addition to competing in provincial and national competitions, he is currently involved with the SOBC – local executive along with fellow hockey teammate Nellie as athlete rep. A very rewarding experience.  As well he also trains at Club Fit during hockey season and during off seaon running club. Doing so helps him and his teammates get the most out of their amazing time with SOBC. He looks forward to more amazing challenges.

Matthew Schmiing

Athlete Rep

michelle-oMichelle took on the position of Special Events Coordinator in the Spring of 2014. As the Special Events Coordinator, Michelle plans and organizes the annual AGM, coaches meetings, annual Christmas party, volunteer appreciation events, and other SOBC events. She has been coaching the SOBC Vancouver youth soccer program since 2011 and the introductory golf program since 2012.


Michelle Ou 
Special Events Coordinator
nellie-joeNellie plays for Vancouver. She started in Special Olympics 1991. She’s been in Special Olympics for 25 years. The sports she play in the Ten Pin bowling, Fitness, Floor Hockey C, Power Lifting, Softball running club, weight training and golf. She is the Co-Athlete Representtative with Matthew. They chair a meeting called Athlete Council with Meghan Fleming who is the Athlete Mentor Representative. Matthew, Megan and she helps Athletes & Coaches of different spots.

Nellie-Joe Kurta

Athlete Rep
nel-kNel has been involved with Special Olympics for over 15 years, as a parent and coach. She is the head coach for 10-pin bowling, and was part of the initial  implementation of the Bocce program. She has been the Athlete Mentor Rep for the last 6 years and has really enjoyed taking athletes to the provincial and national games. She enjoys everything about Special Olympics, and feels that SOBC – Vancouver is really great! 


Nel Kurta
Athlete Mentor Rep
randy-liuRandy has volunteered with SOBC Vancouver since 2009 and has coached at the 10-pin bowling, developmental floor hockey, softball, T-ball, track and field, and running club programs. He currently works closely with Arthur as local coordinators, managing the Vancouver local’s many programs and exciting initiatives.
Randy Liu
Local Coordinator
sarah-hSarah is currently in the last year of completing her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Systems at UBC. She loves coaching for the Developmental Weight Training and Soccer programs at SOBC Vancouver.



Sarah Huen
Fundraising Coordinator