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It's Fall Start-Up time!

posted 24 Aug 2022, 19:18 by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg   [ updated 24 Aug 2022, 19:20 ]

Special Olympics is Getting the Ball Rolling and Diving Back into Sport!

Open House and Registration Night being held on Thursday, September 22nd in Bracebridge

With all of us hoping that the biggest challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic remain behind us, life continues to bring familiar routines and a sense of normalcy. For Special Olympics athletes and volunteers across Muskoka, this of course means getting back to our favourite sports and all that comes with it: fitness, camaraderie, and a sense of inclusion.

Locally, volunteers are preparing for a fall return to 5-pin bowling, curling, Nordic skiing and swimming. Floor hockey could be offered depending on numbers, and there is also room to develop new sports such as basketball, bocce or even Pickleball. The community has a strong membership of athletes from Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville and surrounding areas, and is always welcoming new athletes of all ages.

Clubs meet weekly throughout the season and are led by dedicated volunteer coaches. There is also a local community council that takes care of the administrative side of things. Volunteers are being sought to fill roles at all levels.

The local council is hosting an open house and registration night for returning athletes and volunteers and those who would like to find out more about getting involved with the movement. This event will be held on Thursday, September 22nd from 6 to 8pm at the Your Independent Grocer location in Bracebridge.

Becoming involved as an athlete or volunteer in Special Olympics is very rewarding. The movement is dedicated to enriching the lives of Ontarians with an intellectual disability through sport. For more information on becoming involved with Special Olympics in Muskoka, please contact Special Olympics Ontario Program Consultant Hellaina Rothenburg at or 1-888-333-5515 ext. 276. 

Provincial Winter Games 2019

posted 13 Feb 2019, 10:08 by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg   [ updated 13 Feb 2019, 10:09 ]

Muskoka was well-represented on Team Central with six Nordic skiers and a coach at the Provincial Winter Games hosted in Sault Ste Marie, Jan. 31 - Feb. 3. Check out the Games website for results and photos:

Muskoka Swim Meet 2013

posted 12 Apr 2013, 09:00 by Muskoka Ontario   [ updated 28 Jun 2017, 08:00 ]

Muskoka Muskrats 2013

Muskoka Curling Bonspiel Feb 2013

posted 1 Mar 2013, 11:09 by Muskoka Ontario   [ updated 1 Mar 2013, 11:48 ]


posted 1 Mar 2013, 11:03 by Muskoka Ontario   [ updated 1 Mar 2013, 11:52 ]

Qualifying Softball Tournament September 15 in Midland

posted 4 Sept 2012, 05:31 by Muskoka Ontario   [ updated 4 Sept 2012, 05:33 ]

Team Muskoka is Home from 2012 Kingston Spring Games!

posted 5 Jun 2012, 08:57 by Muskoka Ontario   [ updated 5 Jun 2012, 18:05 ]


Team Ontario is home from Nationals!

posted 3 May 2012, 13:37 by Muskoka Ontario

Team Ontario is home from Nationals!   



Team Ontario proudly represented the province at the 2012 National Winter Games in St. Albert, Alberta February 27 to March 3, bringing home 72 gold, 70 silver, 61 bronze, dozens of personal bests and countless memories.  The 259 person delegation devoted months of energy and training, dreaming of success and achievement and they came home shining champions. 


Thank you to the many generous sponsors of Team Ontario and its athletes for enabling the opportunity of a lifetime. 


Thank you to St. Albert, Jasper and Strathcona County for being such wonderful and giving hosts, full of smiling faces eager to help.


Thank you to the fans who cheered us on in Alberta and to those who followed us on Facebook from home and abroad. You made Team Ontario feel like stars.


Thank you to all of the Coaches and Mission Staff for their tireless passion and enthusiasm on behalf of the movement in support of the athletes.


Most of all, thank you to the athletes for representing Ontario so proudly and successfully, for competing bravely, for inspiring our fans and each other and for showing the country what it is to be One Team with One Dream.


You can revisit the Team Ontario 2012 Special Olympics National Winter Games experience through its website andFacebook.  More Photos will be added in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more news as many of our athletes will berepresenting Canada at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Korea.


April 14, 2012 Muskoka Swim Meet

posted 15 Apr 2012, 16:39 by Muskoka Ontario   [ updated 15 Apr 2012, 17:46 ]

The 2012 Muskoka Swim Meet was held at the Bracebridge Sportsplex
from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. on Saturday April 14, 2012.
Aurora, Barrie, Orillia, Newmarket and York South all traveled up to Muskoka for the Region 6 invitational meet.
Muskoka Muskrats swimmers results are posted here along with some photos taken during the meet.


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