A Creston athlete will be this year’s speaker at the sports celebrities festival in Vancouver.

Frances Collison — along with Brandon Sutter of the Vancouver Canucks — will highlight the evening which aims to raise funds for Special Olympics BC.

Collison says she’s come a long way since joining Special Olympics.

It’s helped her confidence too.

The sports celebrities festival runs Nov. 21.

Learn more about the event at specialolympics.bc.ca.