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Coaching Association of Canada – Christine Sinclair, Vikram Vij, Tyler Jordan Headline Robust Program

Ottawa, ON (September 6, 2016) – Innovative leaders from British Columbia’s business, culinary, and sport industries will join the impressive lineup of speakers at the 2016 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference this November 3-5 in Richmond, BC. Registration is now open to delegates interested in attending the three day conference which centres on the theme of inclusivity and diversity. From Social Media Insights, Diverse Hiring Practices, to Evolving Coaching Practices, this year’s conference program ensures there is relevant content to engage every delegate.

The 2016 conference will showcase many homegrown speakers, including keynotes from Olympic bronze medallist Burnaby-native Christine Sinclair and local chef and entrepreneur Vikram Vij.

“Food is like sport. It brings people together no matter what their differences, no matter where their allegiances lie. I’m honoured to be participating in this event, which will do even more to bring people together and promote healthy leadership in the future,” said Mr. Vij.

ViaSport Chief Executive Officer Sheila Bouman will also lead an all-BC panel discussion on executive leadership with an innovative group of change makers, including Tyler Jordan, President and CEO of 7mesh Industries Inc. (previously CEO of Arc’teryx) and Tom Waller, Senior Vice President of Whitespace (innovation and R&D) at lululemon athletica.

The culture of BC will be felt beyond just the stage. Conference delegates will receive complimentary access to the Richmond Olympic Oval fitness facilities for the duration of the event, and will experience the Richmond Olympic Experience (ROX) as part of the conference Welcome Reception.

Save $100 by Registering Early

The early bird registration fee is $475 per person and is in effect until September 8. Registration includes access to all workshops and plenaries, one ticket to the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala, two breakfasts and three lunches, an invitation to the welcome reception, and much more! Register early to also take advantage of preferred hotel, airfare, and Via Rail rates. To register, or for more information on these travel discounts, please visit

Win a VIP Golf Experience courtesy of Richmond Sport Hosting!

Learn how to golf like a pro with national team coaches Derek Ingram, ChPC and Tristan Mullaly on behalf of Richmond Sport Hosting. Four early bird registrants will win the opportunity to play 9 holes of golf at the Richmond Country Club on November 2, 2016 including green fees, rental clubs, and tips and tricks from Canada’s top coaches.

For more information about the conference, please visit or follow the CAC on Twitter or on Facebook.

About the Coaching Association of Canada

The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. For more information, please visit or follow the CAC on Twitter or on Facebook.



Michel Hachey

Manager, Communications

Coaching Association of Canada

613-235-5000, ext. 2382