Manitoba School for the Deaf (MSD)


An MSD student throwing a Javelin
MSD students playing floor hockey


Intramurals are scheduled during the noon hour and include Middle Years and Senior Years students. Eight to ten different activities are scheduled throughout the year, including soccer, volleyball, ringette, quidditch, dodgeball, and ping pong.

MSD students playing basketball

Zone 12 Sports

The Manitoba School for the Deaf is part of the city’s Zone 12 athletics. Due to the small number of Senior Years students, it is difficult to put together teams for many organized sports; however, the school participates in cross-country running, badminton, and track and field events.

Special Olympics

Several times a year, MSD’s Special Olympics athletes from Grades 1 to 12 have the opportunity to compete in various sports, including soccer, snowshoeing, flag football, basketball, bocce ball, and track and field through Special Olympics Manitoba in the Schools program. Students practice sports and social skills throughout the year so they are ready when it is time to meet other schools and students on tournament days.

MSD during the special olympics

Our students with additional needs who join the Special Olympics team, have the opportunity to compete as an MSD team, show their MSD pride to other schools, learn what it means to be a part of a team, learn new sports and skills, and get to have fun competing against Special Olympics athletes from across Manitoba who have similar skills to theirs.

MSD students playing badminton