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

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.

2022-2023 Awards Recipients

PEI Mutual Insurance Company Athletes of the Year (2)

  • Nominees: Alyssa Chapman, Rhonda Fall, Emily Nelson, Logan Robbins, Keegan Waite, Jeremy Wall
WINNERs - Rhonda Fall & Jeremy Wall


Maritime Electric Coaches of the Year (2)

  • Nominees: Mel Demy, Judy Gallant, Kieran Goodwin, Jodi Harper, Larry Robbins, Allan Stewart
WINNERs - Kieran goodwin & Jodi Harper


Facility of the Year

Winner - speed skating pei


David Andrew Memorial

Winner - charlie & sharon Koughan


Department of fisheries, tourism, sport and culture Sport Volunteer

  • Nominees: Natasha Benoit, Roberta Crossman, Morgan Jardine
WINNER - Natasha Benoit


President's Award

Winner - Delta prince edward by marriott hotel


Dr. Frank Hayden Award

  • Nominees:  Hughie Dunphy, Paul MacMillan, Jesse Mills
WINNER - Paul MacMillan


Chris MacPherson Spirit Award presented by ADL

  • Nominees: Patti Bradley, James O'Halloran, Buddy Reeves
WINNER - Patti Bradley


Volunteer Pins

Volunteers who have contributed 5, 10, 15, 20, and 40 years of service to the Special Olympics movement are also honored:

5 Years

  • Natasha Benoit, Roberta Crossman, Mel Demy, Cassidy Ellands, Katelyn Ellands, Jeff MacKenzie, and Larry Robbins

10 Years

  • Beth Muggah and Linda Pyke

15 Years

  • Fran Gillis and Jamie Matheson

20 Years

  • Jodi Harper

40 Years

  • CY Holland


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