In a morning filled with stories of leadership, dedication, and outstanding service, the 2017 Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Awards honoured the contributions and achievements of some of the very best in the Manitoba coaching community.
“Coaches are the backbone of Manitoba’s amateur sport system,” said Laurel Read, Interim CEO, Sport Manitoba. “They build our communities and help shape tomorrow’s leaders. Sport Manitoba is thrilled to honour and recognize their significant contributions and achievements.”
This annual event celebrates Manitoba’s best coaches and acknowledges the outstanding contributions they have made to their athletes and sport over a number of years.
“Congratulations to the winners of the Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Awards,” says Peter Hak, President and CEO, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. “Each of you has demonstrated true passion and commitment toward your athletes and your sport. We are honoured to celebrate our coaches who continue to inspire, motivate, and foster growth in their athletes.”
This year’s award winners are
Vince Leah Memorial Award (Fundamentals Category)
BARBARA LYNN FAY, swimming, Winnipeg
Dr. Jack Hunt Memorial Award (Learn to Train/Train to Train Category)
KRIS STASIAK, wrestling, Winnipeg
Peter Williamson Memorial Award (Train to Compete/Train to Win Category)
MINGPU WU, athletics, Winnipeg
Peter Dick Award (School System Category)
HENRY KASDORF, volleyball, Steinbach
Global News Active for Life Coach
BRIAN WALTERS, swimming/athletics, Winnipeg
Investors Group NCCP Coach Developer Award
DOUG KROCHAK, Winnipeg
Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council
The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council recognized the winners of the 2016 Manitoba Aboriginal Coaching Awards. Congratulations to JAYMIE MENZIES, volleyball, Winnipeg and DAVID MUSWAGGON, softball, Cross Lake First Nation.
International and Years of Service
Sport Manitoba also honoured coaches from across Manitoba who have coached at International Events in the previous year as well as individuals who have been coaching a minimum of 25 years in the province. Please click here to view them
The IMPACT Female and Male Coach of the Year award presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will be announced tonight at the 2017 Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken and hosted by Sport Manitoba.
We live-tweeted and live-streamed the awards ceremony on Sport Manitoba's Twitter feed. Reply to our tweets and congratulate the nominees and winners #CMIA2017
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