The Biggest Manitoba Sports Event of the Year
The 2022 Night of Champions is an all-in-one awards ceremony where we’ll recognize the very best athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers, and alumni in Manitoba sport at the Club Regent Event Centre.
All nominations are due by December 31, 2021.
Night of Champions Awards
These awards are traditionally given during the Night of Champions. They recognize excellence in individuals born or raised in Manitoba and teams primarily based in Manitoba.
Volunteer of the Year Award presented by the Canada Games Legacy Fund is awarded to an individual whose effort and enthusiasm contribute to the enhancement and development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Individuals in this category commit time and energy and inspire their sporting community with their leadership by example. Thanks to the Canada Games Legacy Fund, the winner of this award wins a $5,000 grant for the benefit of their Provincial Sport Organization.
Official of the Year
Official of the Year is presented to someone who has committed countless hours to become the most skilled and capable official in their sport. This individual demonstrates contributions to sport development and even temperament, and they’re seen as an advocate for fair play and ethical behaviour in sport.
Junior Athlete of the Year
Junior Athlete of the Year is presented annually to a young Manitoban athlete for outstanding athletic achievement in their chosen sport.
Calm Air Junior Team of the Year
The Calm Air Junior Team of the Year Award serves to recognize and celebrate the cooperative effort put forth by members of a team pursuing common goals and achieving greatness.
Open Athlete of the Year
Open Athlete of the Year is presented annually to a Manitoban athlete for their significant athletic achievements in their chosen sport. Open athletes are classified as any age category after Junior.
Open Team of the Year
Open Team of the Year serves to recognize and celebrate the cooperative effort put forth by members of a team pursuing common goals and achieving greatness. Open teams are classified as any age category after Junior.
Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council (MASRC) Awards
Each year the MASRC honours athletes, coaches, and volunteers who demonstrate great determination, leadership, and giving back to their community. Award recipients are chosen by following a strict set of guidelines and are selected through the MASRC Award/Scholarship Selection Committee.
Award Categories to Be Determined
Nominations Will Be Made Available at a Later Date
Sport Manitoba Coaching Awards
The Sport Manitoba Coaching Awards aim to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions coaches have made to their athletes and their sport through coaching. The selection of recipients is based on their contributions and impact on sport through the continued development of their athletes.
Peter Dick Award – School Systems
These are individuals who coach in the school system as an extra-curricular activity. This award is open to coaches of all grade levels from elementary through high school.
Vince Leah Memorial Award – Fundamentals
These are individuals who coach grassroots athletes of any age. The coaching environment at this level is primarily non-competitive with an emphasis on participation and having fun.
Konica Minolta Dr. Jack Hunt Award – Learn to Train
These are coaches who are responsible for athletes developing competitive skills and preparing for competition (i.e. regional or provincial).
Janet Arnott Memorial Award – Train to Train
These are coaches who are responsible for athletes who compete at the Canada Games.
Peter Williamson Memorial Award – Train to Compete/Train to Win
These are coaches who primarily work with high performance athletes that compete at the national or international level.
Global News Active for Life Award
These are coaches who are responsible for athletes focusing on achieving health and fitness for life.
Remaining Class of 2020 Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Inductions
The final members of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 are set to be inducted during the Night of Champions. These extraordinary individuals have shown to be the most impactful members of our sporting community through their achievements, perseverance, and dedication. Click on a name to read a short blog highlighting each Hall of Fame inductee’s career.
We’d like to extend a big thank you to our event sponsors. Without their generosity, Night of Champions wouldn’t be possible.