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  • Special Olympics: Memorable experience

    The 42-year-old Paynter proudly wore Team Canada’s red and white colours at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles last week.“It ...

  • Special Olympics: Through the eyes of a parent

    Her son, John Paynter, was a member of Team Canada’s athletics team in Los Angeles. “It was amazing just to watch all the athletes,” Paynter told ...

  • Special Olympics: ‘Proud momma’

    Smith, who’s from Ellerslie, and John Paynter, who has just moved to Charlottetown from Freetown, put in very strong performances in their ...

  • Special Olympics: Timing is everything

    Special Olympics P.E.I. required a volunteer coach. Thus, a special relationship was about to be formed. “When you live in West Prince and you ...

  • Special Olympics: P.E.I. athletes familiar with World Games

    Since 1998, there have been 23 athletes from Canada’s smallest province selected as members of Team Canada for the Special Olympics World Games. ...

  • Special Olympics: Lots of programs

    “Special Olympics is about providing opportunities to enjoy the joys of sport,” said executive director Charity Sheehan. Special Olympics P.E.I., ...

  • Welcome home for Special Olympians

    A big and enthusiastic crowd greeted Jenna Smith of Ellerslie and Freetown’s John Paynter, along with Special Olympics P.E.I. executive director ...

  • Assessment time for Mariners

    “They are gung ho and want to get into the gym,” said head coach Jody Kinney after the Mariners had just finished fourth in the seven-team 2015 ...

  • Quebec champions

    The Rebelles may be an under-18 team, but are returning home with the 2015 Tri-Tech Services national under-21 female fastpitch championship ...

  • UPDATED: Mariners just miss medal

    Nova Scotia romped to a 15-0 five-inning win over the host team of the 2015 Tri-Tech Services national under-21 women’s fastpitch championship ...