1, 2013 - Special Olympics PEI Yard Sale!! -
The Central parent fundraising group will be having a yard
sale at Cody Banks Arena to raise money for the upcoming
National Games in BC.
Where: Cody Banks Arena - 58 Maple Avenue(Beside
Sherwood Elementary School)
When: Saturday June 8th
This Yard Sale will go RAIN OR SHINE! If you have anything
you would like to drop off, you can drop it off on Friday
June 7th between 5:00—7:00pm at Cody Banks Arena.
If you have any questions please contact Rickey Burns at
892-6918 or Margaret MacPherson 892-6941. Volunteers are
needed so please contact Rickey or Margaret to let them
know you can help out!
20, 2013 - It's PEP RALLY time!! - Come
help us send off our Special Olympics Team Canada athletes,
and mission staff before they head off to the Republic of
Korea! Next Tuesday, January 22nd from 6-7:30 in Montague
at the Cavendish Wellness Centre (Hambly Room) we will send
off athletes Alyssa Chapman, Ellen MacNearney and mission
staff Charity Sheehan and Mental Trainer Tara Costello who
will be helping via PEI! We hope you can join us, if you
have any questions please give us a call at 368-8919. Click
here for PEP Rally flyer.
16, 2013 - Island Special Olympians preparing for the World
Games - Team Canada will have four representatives
from Prince Edward Island at the Special Olympics World
Games in the Republic of Korea later this month, says Health
and Wellness Minister Doug Currie. “To be chosen to
represent Canada is a great honour,” said Minister
on Team Canada include figure skater Alyssa Chapman, nordic
skier Ellen MacNearney, Mission Staff Charity Sheehan, and
Team Canada Mental Trainer Tara Costello-Ledwell.
responsible for Sport, I want to wish each of these ladies
great success at the World Games,” said Minister Currie.
“Alyssa and Ellen
have been training and preparing for years for this opportunity,
and I wish them all the best on their quest for gold for
Canada. I want to thank Charity and Tara for their leadership;
you each play an integral role in Team Canada’s success.”
is a trip of a lifetime,” said Mission Staff Charity
Sheehan. “This is the first world games for both of
our Island athletes, so they are a bit nervous but still
really fueled with excitement. To walk in representing Canada,
wearing the red uniforms, I think they are thrilled by that
and they can’t wait to experience it all.”
29 to February 5, all eyes will be on PyeongChang, Republic
of Korea, when it hosts the 2013 Special Olympics World
Winter Games – the world’s largest sports event
in 2013, second only in size to the Olympic Games,”
said Special Olympics PEI Executive Director Valerie Downe.
“We are extremely proud that PEI will be represented
by athletes Alyssa Chapman and Ellen MacNearney and by Mission
Staff Charity Sheehan and Mental Trainer Tara Costello-Ledwell.
We invite all Islanders to follow their progress online
at teamcanada2013.ca and through Special Olympic PEI’s
Facebook page and twitter@specialOPEI.”
A rally will take place
on January 22, and all Islanders are invited to come and
celebrate with our Team Canada athletes/staff as they prepare
to compete at the 2013 World Games.
“This rally serves as a wonderful send-off for our
Team Canada members,” said Minister Currie. “It’s
a night to celebrate their commitment and achievements,
and to support all of them as they compete in world level
The celebration will
take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday January 22,
2013 at the Montague Wellness Centre. Islanders will have
an opportunity to meet Prince Edward Island’s Team
Canada members, sign a recognition guest book and enjoy
2013 Special Olympics
World Winter Games will take place in PyeongChang, the Republic
of Korea, from January 29 to February 5, 2013.
There will be approximately
2,300 athletes, and 1,000 coaches and volunteers from 113
countries. Team Canada will be comprised of 141 people (102
athletes and 39 coaches and mission staff). Team Canada
will have representation in Figure Skating, Snowshoe, Nordic
Ski, Alpine Ski, Floor Hockey and Speed Skating.
16, 2013 - Island Special Olympians preparing for the World
Games - Team
Canada will have four representatives from Prince Edward
Island at the Special Olympics World Games in the Republic
of Korea later this
month: figure skater Alyssa Chapman, nordic skier Ellen
MacNearney, Mission Staff Charity Sheehan, and Team Canada
Mental Trainer Tara Costello-Ledwell.
The Special Olympics World Games
is the second largest sporting event in the world, second
in size to only the Olympic Games.
Click her to watch the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9XotmuJm_g
Doug Currie, Minister responsible
for Sport, wishes Team Canada and our Island athlete’s
great success in the upcoming competitions.
Minister Currie and Special Olympics
PEI invites all Islanders to attend a celebration rally
taking place on Tuesday, January 22 at the Montague Wellness
Centre. The celebration will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30
p.m., and Islanders will have an opportunity to meet Prince
Edward Island’s Team Canada members, sign a recognition
guest book and enjoy light refreshments.
30, 2012 - 2012 Car Lottery Winner Annoucement! -
Happy New Year SOPEI supporters! Here are the winners from
the 2012 car lottery!
3rd prize ($500
Home Hardware gift certificate) - Adele Green from Cardigan
2nd prize ($2500 travel voucher) Frank McKearney from Charlottetown
2013 Toyota Camry was won by Neil
Ramsay from Summerside!!
to all the winners and thank you again for all you support!
5, 2012 - SAVE THE DATE!! - Our Special
Olympics Festival will be held on June 25, 2013. Watch for
our Celebrity lineup and more details in the coming months!!
30, 2012 - Special Olympics Month - November
was Special Olympics month on PEI. Click on the links to
see the proclaimations!!. Government
of PEI proclamation, City
of Charlottetown proclamation and City
of Summerside proclamation.
24, 2012 - Program Schedule - Please click
here to see our master program schedule!
3, 2012 - Annual Award Nominations - Its
nomination time again, where we recognize our amazing athletes,
coaches, volunteers, and venues!!
click here to get a copy of the nomination form. If
you know of someone who is deserving of one of our awards
please fill out the nomination form and send it back to
me either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to 892-4553 by October 15th that would be greatly
Once we receive your nominations
they will be reviewed by a committee of the board to select
the winners. This years nominations are for the period of
January 2011 to August 2012. This extended period will be
for one year only as we have amalgamated the awards with
our Annual General Meeting and moved them from March to
October. For this year only the nomination period is longer
so that we can be back to 1 season next year.
The awards will be handed out this
year following our Annual General Meeting on October
29th, 2012 beginning at 7pm at the Loyalist
Lakeview Resort in Summerside. We welcome everyone
to join us at 6pm for the Annual General Meeting which will
be followed by a brief reception.
Dion and Elisha!
out to two very special people who recently got engaged…Special
Olympics’ Festival Hall of Famer and Toronto Maple
Leaf’s Captain Dion Phaneuf and Ms. Elisha Cuthbert,
TV personality, Festival celebrity and long time supporter,
announced their engagement on the weekend. Best
Wishes to the happy couple from their friends at Special
Olympics on PEI!!
17, 2012 - Car Wash Cancelled - SOPEI
was scheduled to hold a car wash on Saturday at Home Hardware
on St Peters Road. Due to the current water shortage in
Charlottetown, the car wash has been cancelled. Please stay
tuned to sopei.com for a rescheduling date.
19, 2012 - Special Olympics Festival will
take place on June 27th, with a Luncheon in Summerside at
Credit Union Place at noon and a Gala Dinner and Auction
at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown at 7PM. Luncheon
keynote speaker is Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian
Burke, while the Gala keynote speaker is Dr Frank Hayden,
Special Olympics Canada Founder. See the following news
releases for more information.
Reda returns to co-emcee the Special Olympics Festival events
Canadian Dr. Frank Hayden to speak at 2012 Special Olympics
Festival Gala on June 27, 2012
Maple Leafs President and General Manager – Brian
Burke joins celebrity line up at 2012 Special Olympics Festival
and will be Summerside Guest Speaker at Luncheon on June
27, 2012 - Current Newsletter - Click
here to read our latest newsletter!
19, 2012 - Transition Expo -
Special Olympics PEI is pleased to be part of the Annual
Youth Transition Expo being help April 25 form 6-8pm at
Stonepark Intermediate School. Drop by and check out the
Special Olympics booth and other agency booths to find our
more about the services available on PEI. Click
here for more information.
7, 2012 - SOPEI at the Provincial Home Show - Come
join us at the PEI Provincial Home Show this weekend. Through
the generous sponsorship of Master Promotions who have named
SOPEI their Charity of Choice and Amalgamated Dairies Limited
who donate the delicious ice cream, volunteers will be selling
ice cream cones to help raise funds for Special Olympic
programs across PEI. Hope to see you there.
6, 2012 - Membership Update - Here is a listing of events
SOPEI has going on in the coming months!
February 11 – Hockey
Day in Canada - The Summerside Floor Hockey athletes
will be participating in a ball hockey game at Credit Union
Place at 3pm against the Boys & Girls Club Alumni.
February 16 – Join
us for our Team PEI Pep rally as we send off our
athletes and coaches to the 2012 National Winter Games in
St. Albert, Alberta. Attached is an invitation, feel free
to circulate. Snow date is February 23.
February 18 - Team PEI 2012
1. Pancake Breakfast - Central Team
PEI 2012 parents in partnership with the Parkdale Sherwood
Lion’s Club, are holding a pancake breakfast at Murphy’s
Community Center from 8:00am-10:30am. Tickets are $5 each
and are available at the SOPEI office or from any Central
Team PEI 2012 member.
2. Kitchen Party – East Prince
Team PEI 2012 parents are holding a Kitchen Party at the
Summerside Legion at 7:00pm. Admission is by donation. There
will be a cake auction, fudge sale and 50/50 draw. For more
information please contact Lew Champion at 888-2701.
February & March
– Over the next two months, Genna, our Program Coordinator,
will be traveling through out the Island to visit our programs.
Genna will be contacting the coaches directly to schedule
her visit. I have already told her to take sport gear to
participate as I know the athletes love when someone from
the office comes out for a visit.
February 6-17 – Holland
College Student Placements - Over the next two
weeks, students from the Recreation and Leisure Mgmt course
will be doing two week placements in our programs to complete
their Community Sport training. Genna will be in contact
with each coach to let you know who will be coming to your
program. Students are required to be active members in the
program and prepare a presentation about their participation.
March 9-12 – PEI Home
Show - Once again, Special Olympics PEI will be
the Charity of Choice for the PEI Home Show. Valerie will
be once again looking for volunteers to help with our booth
and other events surrounding the Home Show. Look for a follow
up email later this month to sign up for a spot. The event
is Friday afternoon and evening, Saturday all day, Sunday
morning and afternoon.
Save the Date – 5 Pin
Bowling Provincials and Special Olympics Festival
1. May 26 & 27 – Our 5
Pin Bowling Provincials will take place in Charlottetown
at the Murphy Community Center. Further information will
be sent to the bowling programs in the coming months.
2. June 27 – Our annual Special
Olympics Festival will take place in Summerside (Luncheon)
and Charlottetown (Dinner & Auction). Watch for announcements
in the coming weeks on which sports celebrities will be
joining us for this wonderful fundraising event