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Winners of the Coaching Manitoba Excellence Awards

Coaching Manitoba Excellence Award Winners
Winnipeg, Manitoba – Manitoba coaches were honoured today for their achievements in sport, leadership, personal development and coaching effectiveness at the 2013 Coaching Manitoba Excellence Awards presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries.
This annual event was established to celebrate Manitoba’s best coaches and acknowledge the outstanding contributions they have made to their athletes and sport over a number of years.

“Coaches play an integral part of the amateur sport system while making a valuable contribution to the community,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, President & CEO, Sport Manitoba. “They serve as role models and teachers for our youth, and their efforts are worthy of honour and recognition.”
“We are proud to sponsor the Coaching Manitoba Excellence Awards,” says Winston Hodgins, President & CEO, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. “It is important that we celebrate the achievements of these exceptional men and women who give so much time and effort to coach young athletes and promote amateur sport in Manitoba.”
This year’s award winners are:
Vince Leah Memorial Award (Active Start/Fundamentals Category)
Sheena Reed, Artistic Gymnastics – Flin Flon
Dr. Jack Hunt Memorial Award (Learn to Train/Train to Train Category)
Jaret Ditter, Soccer - Winnipeg
Peter Williamson Memorial Award (Train to Compete/Train to Win Category)
Garth Pischke, Volleyball - Winnipeg
Peter Dick Award (School System Category)
Phil Penner, Basketball - Winnipeg
The Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council recognized the winners of the 2012 Manitoba Aboriginal Coaching Award. Congratulations to Kelly Chinchilla (Basketball) and Gavin Young (Football).
Sport Manitoba also honoured individuals who have been coaching a minimum of 25 years in the province. Please visit for a listing.

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The Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Female and Male Coach of the Year award will be announced on April 30 at the 2013 Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken Producers and hosted by Sport Manitoba.
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 Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Centre, Sport Performance Centre, and Sport Resource Centre. 
 “Good coaches build better people!”

Posted: April 07, 2013

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