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
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. Read the full Thunder Bay Announcement.
For info on Thunder Bay 2020 visit the Thunder Bay 2020 website.
Our Team PEI Winter Games logo was created by Island artist Ashley Cameron. Her vision for this logo was that Lighthouses (an iconic PEI symbol) are used as a beacon or guiding light and it would be a very good reflection of what it means to be a team. She also made an arrow directed upward as the center of the lighthouse to represent growth and motivation.
Stay tuned for our Team PEI 2020 Website!
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.
Meet Team PEI 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.