Celebrating our Athlete, Coaches, Volunteers and Supporters
Special Olympics PEI, Athletes of the Year, PEI Mutual Insurance Company

Special Olympics PEI Awards

Each year Special Olympics Prince Edward Island hosts an Awards Presentation to honor athletes, coaches, volunteers and supporters for their contributions and successes during the past program year.

2021-2022 Awards Recipients

PEI Mutual Insurance Company Athletes of the Year (2)

  • Nominees: Janet Charchuk, Cameron Gordon, Sarah Halman, Logan Robbins, Keegan Waite, Jeremy Wall
WINNERs - Janet Charchuk & Keegan WAite


Maritime Electric Coaches of the Year (2)

  • Nominees: Fran Gillis, Kieran Goodwin, Jodi Harper, Shayne Hogan, Troy Livingstone, Debbie Metcalfe
WINNERs - Troy Livingstone & Debbie Metcalfe


Facility of the Year

Winner - Belvedere Golf Club


David Andrew Memorial

Winner - Evelyn MacLure


Department of Health and Wellness Sport Volunteer

  • Nominees: George & Jackie Charchuk, Barry Murray, Estelle Smith
WINNER - George & Jackie Charchuk


President's Award

Winner - motionball PEI


Dr. Frank Hayden Award

  • Nominees:  Hailliegh Mill, Wilbert Murray, Angie Phillips
WINNER - Angie Phillips


Chris MacPherson Spirit Award presented by ADL

  • Nominees: Alyissa Coffin, James O'Halloran, Brandon Younker
WINNER - Brandon younker 


Volunteer Pins

Volunteers who have contributed 5, 15, 20, and 25 years of service to the Special Olympics movement are also honored:

5 Years

  • Gie Rodgers, Aimee Webster, Kieran Goodwin, Nancy MacPhee, Tracey Demeulenaere, and Donna Maloney

15 Years

  • Estelle Smith

20 Years

  • Rickey Burns, Carole-Ann French and Dave Morrow

25 Years

  • Janet Bradshaw


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:

2021 Rob Plunkett Law Enforcement torch run award

2019 Dr. Frank Hayden Lifetime Achievement Award

2018 SOC Female Athlete of the Year

2017 Frank Selke Fundraising Volunteer of the Year

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