Meet Summerside Athlete Paul Phillips

Paul Phillips

Paul Phillips, Summerside, has been a Special Olympics athlete for 27 yeras. Over the years Paul has participated in Athletics, Floor Hockey, 5-Pin Cowling, 10-Pin Bowling, and Curling. He has competed at 6 National Games. His true passion is curling and in 2008 his rink represented PEI at the National Winter Games in Quebec City.

For the past 20 years he has been a co-emcee for our Special Olympics Festival and he is a highlight of the event. In his role he has made great friendships with his co-hosts, developing a deep and personal relationship with his long-standing Co-Emcee Gino Reda and serves as a role model and inspiration to his fellow athletes.

Paul takes his role as Festival Emcee very seriously and the Festival has benefited from his dedication and commitment.  In recognition of his dedication and commitment, Special Olympics PEI inducted Paul into the Hall of Fame in 2012, one of the inaugural 3, along with Gino Reda, and Dion Phaneuf. Paul was also recognized for his work in the community by being awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Paul is also an enthusiastic member of Athlete Leadership team in PEI and an Athlete Mentor with the Summerside Athletics program.

Paulis a well-rounded athlete, with a special love for his favourite sport of curling. Paul is respected in his community and shares the spirit of Special Olympics. He exemplifies the goals of the movement in his personal life by enriching lives, both in Special Olympics and in his community.