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OTTAWA (April 14, 2022) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce the
launch of the 2023 Canada Games Women in Coaching Apprentice Coaches program.

The program is a partnership of Canada’s Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the CAC. It provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send two (2) women coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. In 2023, Prince Edward Island is hosting the Canada Winter Games.

“The Canada Games provides apprentice coaches the ideal setting to further their professional development by connecting them with high-performance coach mentors through the context of a major national multisport games experience. The CAC is proud in supporting the successful development of the next generation of coaches through this impactful program,” says Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive
Officer of the CAC.

As fully accredited members of their respective provincial/territorial team, apprentice coaches receive valuable professional development opportunities that can lead them to achieving their Competition – Development certification within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). These benefits include exposure to domestic multi-sport games, support from a dedicated mentor coach, and exposure to high performance coaches from across Canada.

“Congratulations to the coaches selected to the Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program for the
2023 Canada Winter Games on Prince Edward Island. The Canada Games are committed to creating greater opportunities for women in sport and we are proud to work with the CAC to support these coaches in their development. We strive to spark greatness in future generations and empower aspiring coaches to see themselves in the Canada Games,” says Kelly-Ann Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CGC.

The 2023 Women
in Coaching Apprentice Coaches are as follows:

Province
/ Territory
Name Sport
Alberta Emily
Rendell-Watson
Speed
Skating
Shanya
Shwetz
Ice
Hockey
British
Columbia
Amelie
Cloutier
Cross
Country Skiing
Lila
Gulyas
Trampoline
Manitoba Cassandra
Groen
Ice Hockey
Katie
Schoenborn
Ringette
New
Brunswick
Kristen
McKinley
Ice
Hockey
Jesika
Savoie
Ringette
Newfoundland
and Labrador
Allison Moore Gymnastics
– Trampoline
Brianna
Johnson
Alpine
Skiing
Nova Scotia Lisa MacLean Ice
Hockey
Lauren
Muzak Ruff
Speed Skating
Northwest
Territories
Abby
Webster
Ice
Hockey
Madison
Pilling
Speed
Skating
Nunavut Hayley
Roberts
Speed
Skating
Amber
Aglukark
Badminton
Ontario Andrea
Foessel
Wheelchair
Basketball
Courtney
McDonnell
Fencing
Prince
Edward Island
Emma
Weatherbie
Ice
Hockey
Erika
Bradley
Speed
Skating
Quebec Marianne
Boulé
Karate
Elizabeth
Plante
Cross
Country Skiing
Saskatchewan Vikki
Fairweather
Boxing
Lauren
Ryan
Freestyle
Skiing
Yukon To
be determined
To be
determined
To
be determined
To be
determined

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 www.coach.ca, follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

About the Canada Games Council

The Canada Games Council, a private, non-profit organization, is the governing body for the Canada Games. Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967. The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system, in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity. The organization of the Canada Games is made possible through the tireless dedication of local Host Societies and the contribution and support of the federal, provincial/territorial and host municipal governments.

For more information contact:

Natalie Rumscheidt
Director, Marketing & Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
nrumscheidt@coach.ca

Tel: 613.235.5000 x 2051

Courtney Pollock
Senior Advisor, Communications & Digital Media
Canada Games Council
cpollock@canadagames.ca

Tel: 613-291-6721