Male Athlete of the Year – Jack Fan


I am thrilled to share that gold-medal-winning Special Olympian and Stittsville resident, Jack Fan, has been named Male athlete of the year by Special Olympics Canada.

Jack has been involved in Special Olympics Ontario for 10 years, competing in Figure skating, swimming and athletics. Demonstrating dedication and success in all 3 sports, Jack has been described as an incredibly kind competitor and teammate, who can often be heard offering words of encouragement to those around him, and even to himself. In 2017, Jack was selected to compete at World Games in Austria, where he captured a Gold medal in the level 4 men’s single Figure skating, as well as Gold in the level 2 pairs and a silver medal in the world dance contest. (

In addition to this incredible award, Jack just found out he was chosen to represent Ontario in the National Games in PEI in 2018 to compete in swimming. Most recently he has joined the Goulbourn Sea Hawks competitive swim Club where he will train to prepare for Nationals.

What a stellar year for this champion!

I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Jack and the entire Goulbourn Skating Club for all of their hard work. With dedication and perseverance, it is incredible to see what our youth is capable of. Truly, Stittsville breeds champions.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Goulbourn Skating Club this season, it is not too late! There is still space available in all programs. For more information, please visit