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Sport Manitoba – April 13, 2018 (Winnipeg, MB) – In a morning filled with stories of leadership, dedication, and outstanding service, the 2019 Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards presented by Club Regent Casino & 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. 


Today’s Award Winners

Vince Leah Memorial Award- Fundamentals
June Mosiondz – Special Olympics Multi Sport – Swan River

Konica Minolta Dr. Jack Hunt Memorial Award – Learn to Train/Train to Train
Bonita Martens – Artistic Gymnastics  – Trampoline – Grunthal

Peter Williamson Memorial Award – Train to Compete/Train to Win
Andrew Tough – Athletics – Winnipeg

Peter Dick Award – School System
Stephen Rebizant – Soccer – Steinbach
Global News Active for Life Award
Darryl Ludwig – Special Olympics – Winnipeg

Group Community Coach Developer Award
Sheldon Reynolds – Winnipeg

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

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council recognized the winners of the 2019 Manitoba Aboriginal Coaching Awards. Congratulations to Lezley Sutherland from Peguis First Nation and Keith Mason of Winnipeg (Fisher River).​

L-R, front row: Sheldon Reynolds, Bonita Martens, June Mosiondz, Keith Mason (MASRC recipient)
L-R, back row: Andrew Tough, Darryl Ludwig, Stephen Rebizant


“Coaches create the foundation for excellence in sport as they work tirelessly to build the next generation of leaders and grow our amateur sport programs. It’s our honour to celebrate these community leaders and their outstanding contributions over their careers.”
Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO, Sport Manitoba
“Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries is a proud supporter of sports and coaching in the province and Club Regent Casino and Event Centre is pleased to return as presenting sponsor of the Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards. Through their expertise and dedication, it is the coaches who inspire and help athletes realize their potential.

Congratulations to all nominees for your contribution to sport, your athletes and teams through coaching.”
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 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.


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For more information please contact:

Sarah Tone
Communications Coordinator, Sport Manitoba
office: 204-925-5614
cell: 204-290-7630