Every two years, alternating between Summer and Winter, Special Olympics PEI is represented on the national level by a team of athletes, coaches, and mission staff. Athlete team members are selected based on results from regional and provincial competitions. Coach and Mission Staff positions are selected by an ad hoc subcommittee of the Special Olympics PEI Board of Directors.
Team PEI 2020
Special Olympics PEI have opened applications for Coach and Mission Staff positions from October 22 until December 14, 2018. You can apply for these positions on Team PEI 2020 by CLICKING HERE. PEI could potentially have athletes representing our chapter in the following sports: 5-Pin Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Snowshoeing, and Speed Skating.
In August 2017 Special Olympics Canada announced that Thunder Bay was awarded the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. The bid theme is “Hearts of Gold” to highlight Thunder Bay’s community spirit and the fact that 2020 will be the City of Thunder Bay’s 50th Golden Anniversary year. More on the announcement can be found HERE.
Remembering Our Champions: Team PEI 2018
Special Olympics PEI was thrilled have 64 members who attended the 2018 Special Olympics Canada (SOC) Bowling Championships OR 2018 SOC National Summer Games. The Team PEI 2018 roster consisted of 42 athletes, 14 coaches, and 8 mission staff competing in the sports of 5-Pin Bowling, 10-Pin Bowling, Athletics, Bocce, Golf, Powerlifting, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, and Swimming. Team members will be very busy training multiple times per week, attending training camps, and fundraising for both of these major competitions.
5-Pin and 10-Pin Bowling attended the SOC National Bowling Championships which were co-hosted by Charlottetown, Summerside, and Tyne Valley in our beautiful province of PEI from May 14-20th, 2018. Athletics, Bocce, Golf, Powerlifting, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, and Swimming attended the SOC National Summer Games in Antigonish, NS from July 29th – August 5th, 2018.
Our Team PEI Summer Games logo was created by Island artist Ashley Cameron. Her vision for this logo was to express the drive and determination of the team and how it is an on-going journey; hence the bridge (an iconic PEI symbol) and infinity shape. Her main message with this logo is "never giving up".
More information, bios, and results from Team PEI 2018 can be found by visiting our Team PEI 2018 Website.