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Sport Manitoba – Aug. 19, 2019 – WINNIPEG, MB – Sport Manitoba has announced that Bison Transport has become the official title sponsor for the Sport LeadHERship Conference to be held in Gimli, Manitoba from Oct. 4-5, 2019, where six-time Olympic medalist Cindy Klassen will be one of the keynote speakers. 

“We are excited to announce Cindy’s participation and thrilled to have Bison Transport support us in an event that is working toward positively impacting the landscape of young women and girls in sport,” said Sport Manitoba President and CEO, Jeff Hnatiuk. “We aim to increase female involvement in sport, and this conference is a wonderful way of working toward that by giving participants the tools they need in an educational, inclusive, and inspirational setting.”

The Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Conference is a professional development opportunity designed for coaches, administrators, community leaders, and volunteers of all genders, from all sports, from across Manitoba. Through a variety of lectures, panel discussions and interactive opportunities, participants can build their networks and knowledge so they can empower and encourage the young women and girls with whom they work with to stay active and involved in sport.

“More and more we see that women can change the world,” said Linda Young, Bison Transport’s vice-president, HR and people development. “Cindy and her fellow sportswomen are a perfect example of how commitment and dedication to their craft can move mountains both personally and professionally. Bison Transport is thrilled to be part of this truly empowering conference.”

The two-day conference will bring together inspirational leaders to tell their personal and professional stories, offer valuable advice and guidance, and share practical tips that participants can use on and off the field of play.

Conference highlights:

  • Keynote from Manitoba Olympian Cindy Klassen 
  • Panelist discussion with Michelle Sawatzky-Koop, Janet McMahon, Kirby Cote, Kathy Stoesz and Laura Fridfinnson
  • Sessions with sport management professionals Megan Foster and Carolyn Trono


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 the 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

Bison Transport is a multiple-award-winning Canadian transport company. Bison employs the latest technologies and operates one of the largest and most modern fleets in the industry. With offices and facilities throughout Canada, the company’s dedicated staff and safe, professional drivers provide a wide range of transportation, warehousing, and logistics services throughout North America. Bison Transport is a high-service, dependable and value-creating supply-chain partner. For more information, please visit the website.


For more information please contact:
Sam Cortes
Communications Coordinator
Sport Manitoba
Office: 204-925-5614
Cell: 204-290-7630