Special Olympics PEI recently celebrated resiliency at the Enriching Lives Gala.  Over 500 supporters of Special Olympics PEI gathered at the Delta Prince Edward by Marriott for the 2022 Enriching Lives Gala. Highlights of the Gala included celebrity guests, a robust Silent Auction, a prize Raffle sponsored by the Delta Prince Edward by Marriott, and an energetic Live Auction.

The keynote speakers of this year’s Gala were Sharon and Charlie Koughan. Their son, Jordan, is a Special Olympics athlete. Following a successful National Winter Games in February of 2020, Jordan was named to the Special Olympics Team Canada Training Squad. The Games, to be held in Russia, were first delayed due to COVID-19, then canceled due to the war.  While disappointed, Jordan was back at Speed Skating practice the next week – a true example of the resiliency of Special Olympics athletes.

Special Olympics PEI’s signature fundraising event, the Enriching Lives Gala raises both funds and awareness for Special Olympics PEI. This year’s Gala looked forward to what’s next for our athletes. For athletes like Jordan, what’s next is exciting. What’s next is the opportunity to once again represent PEI at the upcoming Provincial Games.

Special Olympics PEI wishes to thank all Islanders for their continued support. Funds raised from this year’s Gala will help to prepare our athletes for what’s next, as they take on any challenge, in sport, and in life.


Special Olympics PEI athlete, Jordan Koughan, thanks the crowd for their support at the Enriching Lives Gala. Photo credit: Katherine Drake Photography