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Sport Manitoba – September 21, 2018 – WINNIPEG, Manitoba – National Coaches Week is a week-long public awareness campaign that encourages Canadians to say thanks and celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities. This week will focus on putting a spotlight on coaches and give this, largely volunteer, integral part of Canadian sport a thanks.
With events held across the province and country to celebrate coaching, National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle. This week say thanks to the more than twenty-one thousand coaches who call Manitoba home.

Here’s what’s taking place during the fourth annual National Coaches Week:
Social media

Share a tweet, Facebook post, or Instagram message thanking any coach that has made a difference in your life. Don’t forget to tag @SportManitoba!

Workshops taking place at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre

  • Core Learning Facilitator TrainingSept 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Core Coach Evaluator TrainingSept 23, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Psychology of PerformanceSept 24 and Sept 27  6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • FREE: Responsible Coaching Movement: Sept 25, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Manage a Sport ProgramSept 26, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • FREE Building Team Culture PresentationSept 26, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. 
  • Fundamental Movement Skills: Sept 29, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Rural Courses

  • Building Team Culture PresentationSept 27, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
    Neepawa Public Library 280 Davidson Street, Neepawa MB

Free Online Courses 

All coaches who attend either of the above courses/workshops during National Coaches Week are eligible to win a National Coaches Week gift bag. 

To register, email hailey.unger@sportmanitoba.ca or visit sportmanitoba.ca/coaching/events

Free tickets for Coaches
The University of Manitoba Bisons athletic teams want to thank all coaches by giving them a FREE ticket to any home volleyball, basketball or hockey game that can be used during the regular 2018/2019 season. 
Contact: gena.cook@sportmanitoba.ca for more information.

The University of Brandon has 10 pairs of Bobcats basketball or volleyball home game tickets to give away! Contact megan.foster@sportmanitoba.ca for more information.

Media Availability
Susan Lamboo, Coaching Manager for Sport Manitoba is available for interview throughout National Coaches Week (204-925-5669).

We also have access to a large database of Manitoba coaches who we are able to coordinate interviews with throughout the week, including:

Kirby Schepp (basketball)

  • Head Coach for Team Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • over 23 years of coaching experience
  • Head Coach for the University of Manitoba men’s basketball team 

Janine Stephens (rowing)

  • silver medal winner from the 2012 London Olympics
  • high performance coach for Manitoba Rowing Association
  • true leader who inspires everyone around her to strive for excellence

Bill Muloin (sledge hockey)

  • works for Society for Manitobans with disabilities
  • essential role in developing and growing sledge hockey in Manitoba
  • started the provincial sledge hockey program in 2007

Dallas Ludwig (diving) 

  • selected by Own the Podium for Coach Enhancement Program
  • Manitoba’s high performance Head Coach for diving and the revolution diving program in Winnipeg
  • over 25 years in coaching and has coached at Pan Am Games



Sport Manitoba is a not for profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Clinic, Performance Centre, Fitness Centre, and Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.


For more information please contact:
Susan Lamboo
Coaching Manager
Sport Manitoba 
Office: 204-925-5669


Sarah Tone
Communications Coordinator
Sport Manitoba
Office: 204-925-5614
Cell: 204-290-7630