Team PEI 2020 Snowshoe will be represented by 2 athletes at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games 2020 in Thunder Bay: Cameron Gordon (Charlottetown) and Christie - Joe (CJ) Synder - Couchman (Tignish). The 2020 National Winter Games will be both Cameron and CJ's first National Games.
While this might be both Cameron and CJ's first time representing PEI on the national stage, both are multi-sport athletes with at least 5 years involvement with Special Olympics. Cameron participates in Athletics, Basketball, and Powerlifting, and has been a Special Olympics PEI athlete for 5 years. CJ, who participates in Bocce, 5-Pin Bowling, and Athletics, has been a Special Olympics PEI athlete for 10 years. Team PEI Snowshoe is coached by long time volunteer and coach, Michele Chapman. Michele, despite 15 years as a volunteer with Special Olympics PEI, including 2 National Games as both Head Coach and Mission Staff, is also a first timer in the sport of snowshoe at National Games.
In February of 2020, Special Olympics PEI will be represented by 38 athletes, supported by 11 coaches and 8 mission staff, at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games 2020 in Thunderbay, Ontario. Team PEI will compete in sports: 5-Pin Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Snowshoeing, and Speed Skating. Be sure to follow along between now and February as we continue to Meet Team PEI 2020!
Supporters of Special Olympics PEI are invited to follow Team PEI 2020, both in the lead-up to, and during the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games 2020! Our Team PEI 2020 website will be updated with schedules and results during the Games, and our social media channels - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, will have photos and up to the minute news and highlights.
SUPPORT TEAM PEI
If you would like to support Team PEI 2020's Snowshoe Team as they training to represent PEI at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games 2020, please consider either Drafting an Athlete or donating to the Team PEI Booster Club.