Stephen is an accomplished Special Olympics athlete on the International stage winning medals at the World Games in: Boise, Idaho 2009 (2 Gold, 1 Silver), PyeongChang 2013 (3 Gold) and Austria 2018 (1 Gold), all in Speed Skating.
Stephen was the ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ in Ontario in 2009 and 2014 and won the Canadian ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ in 2014 as well. Additionally, he was inducted into the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame in 2014 and was a Torch Bearer for the Pan-Am Games in Toronto in 2015.
More important than all of his awards and accolades, Stephen is an amazing person and exemplary citizen. Stephen mentors his Special Olympics teammates, gets involved in his community and has held a full-time job at a local car dealership for over 15 years. Stephen is a fixture at local and provincial Torch Run events often acting as the Athlete Emcee for the Provincial Workshop and recently completed and placed 3rd place in the Torch Run Guardians Half Marathon in his hometown of Orillia, Ontario.