Ellen MacNearney, Jeremy Wall

Each Fall Special Olympics PEI holds an awards ceremony to celebrate and honor the achievement of our athletes, coaches, volunteers, parents, caregivers and supporters.

Special Olympics PEI Awards

Special Olympics PEI is proud to honor our members. We have amazing athletes, coaches, and volunteers, all of whom contribute to helping the Special Olympics movement thrive.




201-20167 Awards Recipients

PEI Mutual Insurance Company Female Athlete of the Year

PEI Mutual Insurance Company Male Athlete of the Year

  • Jeremy Wall

Maritime Electric Female Coach of the Year

  • Carole-Ann French

Maritime Electric Male Coach of the Year

  • Jamie Matheson

Facility of the Year

  • Alberton Bowling Lanes

David Andrew Memorial

  • Jackie Charchuk

Department of Health and Wellness Sport Volunteer

  • Amiee & Jenna Gillis

President's Award

  • Parkdale Sherwood Lions Club

Dr. Frank Hayden Award

  • Sophia Allen

ADL Spirit Award

  • Rick Chan

Volunteer Pins

Volunteers who have contributed 10, 15 and 20 years of service to the Special Olympics movement are also honored, this year's Years of Service presentations took place at our 30th Anniversary Celebrations.  2017 Recipients were:

10 Years

  • Reid Bradshaw, Estelle Smith

15 Years

  • Alysia Angus-Lunt, Rickey Burns, Lew Champion, Carole-Ann French, Ann Kilby, Margaret MacPherson, Dave Morrow

30 Years

Recognition at the National Level

Special Olympics PEI athletes and volunteers have been recognized on a national level by Special Olympics Canada (SOC). We are very proud of our national award winners:

2017 Frank Selke Fundraising Volunteer of the Year

  • Sue Skeffington

2015 SOC Female Coach of the Year

2013 SOC Female Athlete of the Year

2012 SOC Team of the Year

  • Team PEI Curling Team

2011 SOC Female Athlete of the Year

2011 SOC Team of the Year

  • PEI Jays Softball Team

2008 Jim Thompson Award

  • Peter Howatt

2005 SOC Team of the Year

  • PEI Stars Floor Hockey Team

2004 SOC Team of the Year

  • Paul Phillips Rink

2002 Jim Thompson Award

  • Cecil Villard

2000 SOC Female Athlete of the Year

  • Suzie Smith