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Coaching Association of Canada – Vikram Vij, Christine Sinclair, and Stacey Allaster Headline as Keynote Speakers 

OTTAWA (June 7, 2016) – The Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference (#SLS16) is Canada’s conference for coaches, researchers, sport executives, and administrators. Organized by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), this year’s edition takes place in beautiful Richmond, BC, from November 3-5 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and the Richmond Olympic Oval.  The annual conference consists of three full days of learning, professional development, and networking with the top minds and leaders of the Canadian sport, business, and education communities.

We are pleased to announce that online registration is now open at!


How can we embrace diversity as an opportunity to create a more powerful sport system in Canada? Delegates at this year’s conference will examine how to engage a collective, how to motivate underrepresented groups, and share best practices in celebrating diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion in sport. “Our goal is to create a sport environment where every participant can reach their full potential,” said Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC. “I am looking forward to engaging with conference delegates on how we can collectively work together to become a more diverse and inclusive community.”

Confirmed keynote speakers include: Stacey Allaster, USTA Chief Executive for Professional Coaching; Vikram Vij, restauranteur and entrepreneur; and Strive4, featuring Canadian soccer stars Christine Sinclair, Karina LeBlanc, Diana Matheson, and Rhian Wilkinson. The conference program offers learning opportunities that can be applied on and off the field of play. “Food is like sport. It brings people together no matter what their differences, no matter where their allegiances lie. I’m honoured to be participating in this event, which will do even more to bring people together and promote healthy leadership in the future,” said Mr. Vij. 

Save $100 by Registering Early
The early bird registration fee is $475 per person and is in effect until September 8. Registration includes access to all workshops and plenaries, one ticket to the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala, two breakfasts and three lunches, an invitation to the welcome reception, and much more! Register early to also take advantage of preferred hotel, airfare, and Via Rail rates. To register, or for more information on these travel discounts, please visit

Win a VIP Golf Experience courtesy of Richmond Sport Hosting!
Learn how to golf like a pro with national team coaches Derek Ingram, ChPC and Tristan Mullaly at the 2016 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif on behalf of Richmond Sport Hosting. Where else in Canada can you golf in November? Four early bird registrants will win the opportunity to play 9 holes of golf at the Richmond Country Club on November 2, 2016 including green fees, rental clubs, and tips and tricks from Canada’s top coaches. 

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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 or follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.


For more information, contact:

Michel Hachey
Manager, Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
613.235.5000 x 2382