Special Olympics PEI Launches 2022 Enriching Lives Gala

Special Olympics PEI invites Islanders to celebrate resiliency at the 2022 Enriching Lives Gala. The Enriching Lives Gala is Special Olympics PEI’s signature fundraising event. This year’s Gala will take place Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the Delta Prince Edward by Marriott Hotel, and will follow all COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines.

Along with the official launch, Special Olympics PEI is thrilled to announce the following celebrity guests are confirmed to be attending the 2022 Enriching Lives Gala:

Dion Phaneuf, Special Olympics PEI, Enriching Lives Gala


Dion Phaneuf 

Retired NHL Player 

Dion Phaneuf has become a marque celebrity guest of the Enriching Lives Gala. A true supporter of the Special Olympics movement, Dion has made use of his personal connections and network to help grow the Enriching Lives Gala, assisting in making Special Olympics PEI’s signature fundraising event a must attend event in PEI. Dion was drafted 9th overall in the 2003 NHL entry draft. During his 14 year NHL career he played for the Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, where he served as Team Captain, Ottawa Senators, and Los Angeles Kings.  Dion is a three-time NHL All-Star. He officially announced his retirement from the NHL in November 2021. 


Elisha Cuthbert, Special Olympics PEI, Enriching Lives Gala


Elisha Cuthbert

Actress & Model

Elisha Cuthbert is a longtime support of Special Olympics PEI, and her presence at the Enriching Lives Gala is much anticipated each year. Elisha is the recipient of several film and TV industry awards, including a Gemini, 4 Teen Choice Awards, and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Her films include The Girl Next Door, Old School, Love Actually, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, and most recently, The Cellar. Elisha's TV credits include playing Kimberly Bauer on the television show 24 and Abby on Netflick’s The Ranch.


Additional guests are still being confirmed – we would encourage you to stay tuned as we continue to unveil our celebrity lineup.  Keep up with our latest updates via our Enriching Lives Gala page, and follow us on social media @SpecialOPEI.

 Reserve Your Tickets Today!

Tickets to the Enriching Lives Gala are $110 each, or $880 for a Table of 8. To purchase tickets, or for information regarding unique sponsorship opportunities, please contact Charity Sheehan at the Special Olympics PEI office at (902) 368-8919 or via email at csheehan@sopei.com.