2019 Sport PEI Awards Recognize Sporting Accomplishments


Sport PEI hosted the 46th Annual Amateur Sport Awards on Wednesday February 19 at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall. The major award winner of the night was Charlottetown’s Brett Gallant who took home the silver medal at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. Gallant won the Canadian National Mixed Doubles Championship with teammate Jocelyn Peterman and finished 4th in the Brier with Team Gushue. For his accomplishments, Brett was honored as the Cox & Palmer Senior Male Athlete of the Year and Lieutenant Governor Award winner. Accepting the awards on his behalf was his mother, Kathie.

CBC Team of the Year, the PEI U16 Wave had a year to remember. Winning a silver medal at the Canadian Ringette Championships, PEI’s first ever medal at the event. The Wave’s success in 2019 was a true testament of the teamwork and dedication from the club’s players and coaching staff.

Ringette PEI were one of the big winners at the ceremony. “It was an exciting evening for all the members of the PEI Ringette Community with our sport winning Team and Event of the Year,” stated Breanne MacInnis, President of Ringette PEI. “Thanks to all the hard work by our local associations and volunteers we were able to host a first-class event in the Credit Union Canadian Ringette Championships and our U16 Wave Team won the first ever national ringette medal in more than thirty years of competing in this event.”

The winners list from the 2019 Sport P.E.I. awards:

Lt. Governor’s Award – Brett Gallant, Curling

Cox & Palmer Senior Female athlete of the year – Hannah Taylor, Wrestling

Cox & Palmer Senior Male athlete of the year – Brett Gallant, Curling

DP Murphy Hotels Junior Male athlete of the year – Jordan Spence, Hockey

DP Murphy Hotels Junior Female athlete of the year – Kristen Arsenault, Archery

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Male athlete of the year – Cole MacLaren, Baseball

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Female athlete of the year – Bailey Smith, Athletics

ADL Administrator of the year – Kevin McKenna, Baseball

PEI Mutual Coach of the year – Rob McCormack, Baseball

SCORE! Event of the year – Credit Union Canadian Ringette Championships

Inspiration Award – Tommy MacGuigan, Special Olympics

ADL Masters Athlete of the year – Nancy Ripley, Triathlon, Ironman

PEI Mutual Official of the year – Mandy Li, Taekwondo

Premier’s Award – Athletics PEI

President’s Award – Kevin Quinn, Softball

PCE Awards

– Mikey Perry, Judo

– Kristen Arsenault, Archery

– Amy Burk, Goalball

– Roy Paynter, Swimming

CBC PEI Team of the year – PEI U16 Wave Ringette


For more Information contact:

Lynn Boudreau

Senior Sport Coordinator, Sport PEI