Meet Alberton Athlete Janet Charchuk

Janet Charchuk

Janet Charchuk, Alberton, has been involved with Special Olympics for 19 years. Janet is an avid participant in local Bowling, Bocce, Snowshoeing and Golf programs.  

Janet has represented PEI at 2 National Games, competing in Swimming and Snowshoe. Additionally, Janet made history in 2001 when she competed in swimming at the first Canada Games in which Special Olympics was included. She went on to represent PEI again at the Canada Games in 2005.

Following a strong showing at the 2016 Special Olympics National Winter Games, Janet was named to Team PEI, and competed at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria.

Janet is an active member of Special Olympics PEI's Athlete Leadership program. Her favorite ALPs moment is hosting Special Olympics PEI's Annual Awards with Corey Tremere from Ocean 100 for the past 10 years.

Janet is also an active member of her community. She has been involved with Allied Youth and 4-H. Furthermore, Janet had been engaged with the National Down Syndrome Society.