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Sport Manitoba – April 21, 2018 (Winnipeg, MB) – In a morning filled with stories of leadership, dedication, and outstanding service, the 2018 Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards presented by Club Regent Casino and Event Centre honoured the contributions and achievements of some of the very best in the Manitoba coaching community. This annual event celebrates Manitoba’s best coaches and acknowledges the outstanding contributions they have made to their athletes and sport over a number of years. 

Sport Manitoba Awards

Vince Leah Memorial Award (Fundamentals Category)
Jessica Fichtner – Biathon – Winnipeg

Konica Minolta Dr. Jack Hunt Memorial Award (Learn to Train/Train to Train Category)
Josh Thordarson – Volleyball – Winnipeg

Peter Williamson Memorial Award (Train to Compete/Train to Win Category)
Alex Gardiner – Athletics – Winnipeg

Peter Dick Award (School System Category)
Amanda Tetrault – Water Polo – Winnipeg
Global News Active for Life Award
John Csversko – Curling – Neepawa
Investors Group Community Coach Developer Award
Guy McKim – Winnipeg

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council recognized the winners of the 2017 Manitoba Aboriginal Coaching Awards. Congratulations to Shawna Spence, Softball, Peguis First Nation and Michael Spence, Hockey, Peguis First Nation.

Sport Manitoba also honoured coaches from across Manitoba who have coached at international events in the previous year as well as individuals who have been coaching a minimum of 25 years in the province. 

The Club Regent Casino and Event Centre Female and Male Coach of the Year award will be announced tonight at the 2018 Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken Producers and hosted by Sport Manitoba.

“Coaches teach, develop, and shape the future of amateur sport. It’s our honour to celebrate these community leaders and their tireless, outstanding contributions over their careers.”
Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO, Sport Manitoba
“Club Regent Casino and Event Centre is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards. We have a long history of supporting coaching in Manitoba and these awards are a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to our coaches who continually inspire, encourage and bring out the best in their athletes.”
Peter Hak, President & CEO of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

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 HydroCoaching ManitobaTeam ManitobaManitoba Sports Hall of FameFit Kids Healthy Kids, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine ClinicPerformance CentreFitness Centre and Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.


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For more information please contact:
Sarah Tone
Communications Coordinator, Sport Manitoba
office: 204-925-5614
cell: 204-290-7630