Call for Nominations for Sport Manitoba's Night of Champions

December 2, 2019

Sport Manitoba - Dec. 2, 2019 - Winnipeg, MB – Sport Manitoba is calling on the public and media to nominate those in our sport community for Night of Champions held on March 21, 2020 at the Club Regent Event Centre. The annual event celebrates sport excellence in Manitoba by recognizing our province's dedicated and influential individuals and teams.

"It's important to get the word out in our community when we come together to recognize our province's athletes, teams, officials, volunteers and coaches at an event like this," said Sport Manitoba President & CEO, Jeff Hnatiuk. "It's a time to acknowledge a wide range of remarkable contributions in sport, and we hope to see many eager nominators this year who shine a spotlight on those who have had a positive impact on our sport community."

The Award Categories for Night of Champions are: 

  • Junior Athlete (Male & Female)*
  • Junior Team*
  • Open Athlete (Male & Female)*
  • Open Team*
  • Official
  • Volunteer
  • Youth Volunteer
  • Coach (Male & Female) **

*Junior Athletes are those competing in Junior categories as determined by their national sport organization. Athletes competing in Open categories are as determined by their national sport organization.

**Coach of the Year winners are selected from nominations for the Sport Manitoba Coaching Awards.

The voting will be conducted by the Manitoba Sports Media to select winners for the following categories: Junior Athletes, Open Athletes, Junior Team, and Open Team.

A Selection Committee will select winners for Volunteer, Youth Volunteer, and Official awards. The Sport Manitoba Coaching selection committee will select the Coaches of the Year.

The nomination deadline is Sunday, December 15, 2019. Nominations are currently open to the public and media for all categories, and eligibility is for performances and accomplishments during the 2019 calendar year. You can nominate online or submit your nomination via email to Guidelines and nomination information can be found here.

Tickets for the event go on sale soon and will be available at


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 at 145 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in the province and is responsible for programs including the Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro, Sport Manitoba Coaching, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Manitoba Clinic, Sport Manitoba Performance, Sport Manitoba Fitness Centre, and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.


For more information, please contact:

Amanda Wilks
Events Specialist
Sport Manitoba
Office: 204-925-5603
Cell: 204-299-7071


Sam Cortes
Communications Coordinator
Sport Manitoba
Office: 204-925-5614
Cell: 204-290-7630