PEI Mutual, Athletes of the Year

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.




2018-2019 Awards Recipients

PEI Mutual Insurance Company Female Athlete of the Year

  • Erin Pippy

PEI Mutual Insurance Company Male Athlete of the Year

  • Roy Paynter

Maritime Electric Female Coach of the Year

  • Sarah Paynter

Maritime Electric Male Coach of the Year

  • Dave Morrow

Facility of the Year

  • Island Gymnastics Academy

David Andrew Memorial

  • Steve and Lori Loggie

Department of Health and Wellness Sport Volunteer

  • Caitlin McKenna

President's Award

  • Dion Phaneuf

Dr. Frank Hayden Award

  • James O'Halloran

ADL Spirit Award

  • Paul Phillips

Volunteer Pins

Volunteers who have contributed 10, 15 and 20 years of service to the Special Olympics movement are also honored:

5 Years

  • Sarah Profitt - Wagner, Craig Watson

10 Years

  • Jamie Arsenault, Brad Colwill, Paul Smith, Terry Nabuurs, Leah Watts

15 Years

  • Donna Campbell, Michele Chapman, Barry Murray


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:

2019 Dr. Frank Hayden Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Tommy MacGuigan

2018 SOC Female Athlete of the Year

2017 Frank Selke Fundraising Volunteer of the Year

  • Sue Skeffington

2015 SOC Female Coach of the Year

2013 SOC Female Athlete of the Year

  • Ellen MacNearrney

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