MEDIA ADVISORY: The Canadian sport community reunites in Ottawa to discuss the power of influence
Coaching Association of Canada – Ottawa (November 1, 2018) – The Coaching Association of Canada is proud to host the 2018 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference in Ottawa from November 8-10, 2018.
The Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference is Canada’s conference for coaches, researchers, sport executives, and administrators. It consists of three days of learning, professional development, and networking with the top minds and leaders of the Canadian sport, business, and education communities.
This year’s conference theme, Performance Influencers, focuses on how Canadian sport leaders and influencers can continue to grow and have a meaningful impact within their sport and organization.
More than 500 conference speakers and delegates will be inspired by progressive and forward-thinking leaders who will share a fresh perspective on how to influence athlete and team performance, adapt and improve relationships, and develop positive and powerful leadership.
More than 45 of Canada’s coaches and sport leaders will also be honoured Friday, November 9, at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala.
- The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport;
- Karen O’Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee;
- Ahmed El-Awadi, CEO, Swimming Canada;
- Anne Merklinger, CEO, Own the Podium;
- Benoît Huot, Paralympian and conference emcee;
- Katherine Henderson, CEO, Curling Canada; and
- André Lachance, Business and Sport Development Director, Baseball Canada.
Participating Organizations: Sport Canada, Hockey Canada, Own the Podium, Canada Basketball, Special Olympics Canada, Baseball Canada, PGA of Canada, Canada Games Council, Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Centre of Ontario, Sail Canada, Canada Snowboard, Swimming Canada, and many more.
November 8-10, 2018
The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Awards Gala: The Shaw Centre (Ottawa Salon), 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) 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.
For more information or for interview requests:
Coaching Association of Canada
613.235.5000 x 2382
613.858.0242 (Nov. 8-10)