Awards

Celebrating our Athlete, Coaches, Volunteers and Supporters

Special Olympics PEI Awards

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

COVID-19 Update

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic our 2019-2020 Awards were hosted virtually through the month of October. 

2019-2020 Awards Recipients

PEI Mutual Insurance Company Female Athlete of the Year

  • Nominees: Lisa Bernard, Jennifer MacGuigan, Christi-Joe Snyders-Couchman
WINNER - Christi-Joe Snyders-Couchman

 

PEI Mutual Insurance Company Male Athlete of the Year

  • Nominees: Nathan Irwin, Jordan Koughan, Tommy Ling
WINNER - Jordan Koughan

 

Maritime Electric Female Coach of the Year

  • Nominees: Fran Gillis, Kristen MacDonald, Nancy MacPhee
WINNER - Kristen MacDonald

 

Maritime Electric Male Coach of the Year

  • Nominees: Team PEI Floor Hockey Coaches (CY Holland, Peter Howatt, Rickey Burns), Dave Morrow, Gie Rogers
WINNER - Team PEI Floor Hockey Coaches (CY Holland, Peter Howatt, Rickey Burns)

 

Facility of the Year

Winner - St. Felix Golf Course

 

David Andrew Memorial

Winner - Colleen McInnis

 

Department of Health and Wellness Sport Volunteer

  • Nominees: Kieran Goodwin, Donna Maloney, Louis Shea
WINNER - Donna Maloney

 

President's Award

Winner - PEI Mutual Insurance Company

 

Dr. Frank Hayden Award

  • Nominees: Patrick Cronin, Bethany Mooney, Gavin Spencer
WINNER - Gavin Spencer

 

ADL Spirit Award

  • Nominees: Glendon Arsenault, Sarah Halman, Colton Matheson
WINNER - Colton Matheson

 

Special Olympics PEI, Athletes of the Year Awards
Christi-Joe (left photo) and Jordan (right photo) are presented with their respective Athletes of the Year Awards

Volunteer Pins

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

5 Years

  • Rob Horne, Evelyn MacLure, Kathleen MacNearney, Caitlin McKenna, Laurie McNally, Dr. Joanne Reid

10 Years

  • Mirella (Mimi) Micalef

15 Years

  • Judy Gallant, Steve Loggie, Garth Perry, Sue Skeffington, Allan Stewart, Kevin Stonefield, Cecil Villard

20 Years

  • Karen Reeves

25 Years

  • Sarah Paynter

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

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