Presentations for Peak Performance

Sport Manitoba’s P-Series brings together experts from a variety of fields to educate athletes, coaches, and parents on health, training, and sport performance.

Delivered through our Performance Centre, these monthly presentations feature keynote speakers who’ll cover everything from developing a growth mindset, to discipline, to offseason training, combined with the latest in sport science to enrich the development and knowledge of our teams.

This second season covers a wide range of strategies and methodologies connecting nutrition, sport psychology, and strength & conditioning principals, all tailored to educate and enhance the peak performance of Manitoba’s athletes.   


  • One presentation: $10
  • One night (two presentations): $15
  • Season pass: $50
  • Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a 15% discount on all pricing options





If you aren't in Winnipeg you are still able to watch these presentations via livestream. Purchase a season pass and you'll be emailed a link 48 hours prior to the presentation. A season pass includes all 8 presentations.


Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

6:30pm – 7:30pm - Topic: Athlete Monitoring Part 1

7:45pm – 8:45pm - Topic: Athlete Monitoring Part 2

Speaker: Dr. Adam Douglas

Talk Synopsis: Dr. Douglas will be discussing wearable technology in sports, proper athlete loading and monitoring, peaking for competition, and strength and conditioning.

About the Speaker: Adam Douglas is the Manager, Sport Performance for Hockey Canada Men's National Teams and the Lead S&C with Women's High Performance. He has been a member of the teams that won a gold medal at the 2015 Men’s World Juniors, Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, and 2012 Women’s World Championship. In this role, Adam oversees all elements of the strength and conditioning program for Hockey Canada's high performance programs.

Alongside his applied work with Hockey Canada, Adam is also an Applied Sport Scientist with Catapult Sports. He works with their hockey clients to ensure that they are maximizing the usage of wearable technology as well as further driving research and innovation of wearables in the sport. (LinkedIn)

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

6:30pm – 7:30pm - Topic: TBA

7:45pm – 8:45pm - Topic: TBA

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

6:30pm – 7:30pm - Topic: TBA

7:45pm – 8:45pm - Topic: Fatigue Science: What Athletes Need to Know About Rest, Recovery & Performance

Speaker: Dr. Dean Kriellaars 

Talk Synopsis: Sleep, rest and recovery has the potential to enhance or derail athletic performance.  This session will discuss the importance of rest & recovery by drawing on findings from Cirque de Soleil’s high performance sleep study.  Get ready for this highly anticipated session discussing what amateur athletes can learn from circus artists when it comes to high-stakes performance. 

About the Speaker: Dr. Dean Kriellaars is a world-renowned expert in the field of Physical Literacy. He is a faculty member of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba, scientist at the Children’s Health Research Institute and exercise physiologist with Cirque De Soleil.  He is the scientific director of the “Sleep in High Performance Circus Artists” study, which will be releasing multiple publications this year.  

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

6:30pm – 7:30pm - Topic: Optimizing Sleep Quality: How Athletes Can Overcome Sleep Disruptions to Ensure a Good Night's Sleep

Speaker: Dr. Norah Vincent

Talk Synopsis: Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disruptions athletes may face, alongside parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders, and daytime sleepiness.  Dr. Norah Vincent will explain how coaches, parents and athletes can recognize sleep disruptions during the season and will discuss evidence-based strategies athletes can use to overcome these problems leading into their a competition. 

About the Speaker: Dr. Vincent is both a Clinical Psychologist with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and a Professor with the Department of Clinical Health Psychology in the College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Manitoba. She practices at the Health Sciences Center, the largest teaching hospital in the province of Manitoba, where she is the Director of a behavioral Sleep Medicine clinic. Dr. Vincent and her team provide psychological consultation, assessment, and treatment (individual, group, online) to individual outpatients with sleep disorders.

7:45pm – 8:45pm - Topic: Student-Athlete College and University Recruitment Information Session 

Speaker: TBA

Talk Synopsis: Are you working towards getting recruited to play at the next level? This panel discussion will prepare athletes and their families for the collegiate level recruitment process. Whether you’re staying in Canada, or traveling outside the country for your education, this forum will provide an opportunity to talk to the experts. Listen to the information and perspective only national team scouts, university coaches, and athletes who have been through it can provide. These coaches have years of experience and, while they may vary in sport backgrounds, they all understand what it takes to be the best. Listen as they enlighten athletes on ways to stand out as a recruit, do's and dont's of contacting coaches, questions to ask potential programs, and ways to prepare for the student-athlete experience. If you or your child are looking to be a collegiate athlete, this event is one you won’t want to miss.

*Speakers to be finalized, topics subject to change



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