Friends & Family

Friends and Family Program

Qualifying for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games, Thunder Bay 2020 is such a great accomplishment. We understand the pride that family members hold in their hearts and can already feel the pure excitement build for the the Games.  We are excited to welcome those closest to the athletes to our city to cheer them on!

Coming soon on this page will be everything you need to start planning your trip to Thunder Bay.  We want your experience in our community to be memorable. This Friends & Family page will include:

  • Registration Information
  • Accommodation (Sponsor Hotels, etc.)
  • Friends & Family Dinner and Ticket Sales Information
  • Local Transportation Options
  • Tourism Information

Check back in June 2019 for more information.

Thunder Bay


To register yourself or a family member as a new Special Olympics athlete, you will need to fill out a registration form with the Chapter for the Province or Territory where you live
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Thunder Bay - Accommodations


Visit the Thunder Bay Tourism “Where to Stay” directory to find out the best places for you to sleep.
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Transit Services provides public transit within the City of Thunder Bay city limits.
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Family & Friends Dinner

The Games Organizing Committee will host a Family & Friends Dinner.
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