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A new direction: The rebranding of Sport Manitoba

We’ve really seen our organization grow since 1996. What started primarily as an administration and funding body for amateur sport has quietly evolved into something much greater than that.

2019 Coaching Award Winners

Celebrating coaching excellence in Manitoba Manitoba coaches were honoured for their achievements in sport, leadership, personal development, and coaching effectiveness at the 2019 Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards presented by Club Regent Casino & Event Centre on April 13.

Blog: Top tips for coaches

By Hailey Unger/Coach Education Coordinator

Course Fee Update

Coaching Manitoba has introduced new course fees in 2019.

Benefits of Multi-Sport Summer Camps

With busy lives, it is very hard for parents to keep their children active. The World Health Organization recommends a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Parents sometimes do not know how to make their kids more active, or what sport their kids will like.

Body Weight Training Series-Part 2

By Jordan Koroll, Sport Manitoba’s Coach/Athlete Development Coordinator - East

Building Team Culture Presentation with Bruce Woods

Building team culture:

FREE Tickets During National Coaches Week!

The University of Manitoba Bisons athletic teams want to thank all coaches during National Coaches Week by giving them a FREE ticket to come to a Bisons game. A ticket voucher will be given to any home volleyball, basketball, or hockey game that can be used during the regular sea

2019-20 Peak Performance Speaker Series

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.

Athlete Testing Combine October 2018

It's the last testing combine of the fall season at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre! It's a chance for athletes to get a quick training session in regardless of their sport or where they're at in their season.

Sport Manitoba and Partners Presented $22,500 in Scholarships

Today at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, $19,000 in academic scholarships were presented to eleven high school students, eight university students, and four Manitoba coaches.

Why Should I Squat?

Coach & Athlete Development Coordinator Brittany Bruinooge talks about the importance of learning how to squat, and the benefits it can have in every-day life and in training.

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2018

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame announced today the class of athletes, builders, and one team that will be inducted November 3, 2018, at the 39th annual induction ceremony presented by Manitoba Liquor Marts at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg.

Lou Billinkoff Aims to Break a World Record

95-year-old Lou Billinkoff celebrated his June 5th birthday in a unique way at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre: sprinting the track in our fitness centre, surrounded by cameras following his quest to break the record for the 100-metre sprint in the 95+ age category later this month.

Team Manitoba Names Mission Staff for 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer

Once again, Team Manitoba is on the road to Games, as the team has officially announced the group of Mission Staff who will help guide the athletes, coaches and managers chosen to represent Team Toba to improve on our best Games yet at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta.

2018 Night of Champions Award Winners

Each year, Sport Manitoba’s annual Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken Producers celebrates sports excellence in Manitoba, and there was plenty to celebrate on Saturday night as athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers were recognized for their remarkable achievements in amateur sport in our province.

Watch LIVE now from the 2018 Night of Champions

Watch Live: Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards

Watch Live: The Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards presented by Club Regent Event Centre

2018 Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards Winners

In a morning filled with stories of leadership, dedication, and outstanding service, the 2018 Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards presented by Club Regent Casino and Event Centre honoured the contributions and achievements of some of the very best in the Manitoba coaching community. This annual event

Nominees and Finalists Announced for Night of Champions

April 10, 2018 (Winnipeg, MB) – Sport Manitoba and Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (MSSA) are partnering to celebrate the best athletes in Manitoba.

Nominees Announced for Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards

Each year, five outstanding coaches are honoured for their contribution to sport, leadership, personal development and coaching effectiveness.

2018 Manitoba Winter Games Thanks Coach! Recipients

Congratulations to all our Thanks Coach! recipients during the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro. Winnipeg Blue David Dunwoody, Archery John Neuert, Curling Karen Gutknecht, Gymnastics Katey Beach, Gymnastics

A Thank You Video for Everyone Involved with the Manitoba Games

A huge thank you to the all athletes, coaches, managers, volunteers, staff, spectators, sponsors and of course, the City of Thompson for making the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro such a great success!

Fitness Centre Launches First Children's Programs

We are excited to now offer Fit Kids Healthy Kids inspired youth programming to Winnipeg's general public through the Canada Games Sport for Life Fitness Centre. These programs provide the opportunity for children to learn skills like running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as many others through games and activities that are non-competitive and inclusive.

Thanks Coach! @ the Games

Thanks Coach! Is a program from Sport Manitoba's Coaching unit that  recognizes the often unheralded but very important role coaches play in their communities. Thanks Coach!

Manitobans in PyeongChang

Meet your Manitoba connected Olympic athletes! See where they are from and read about their journey to the Olympics.

From Manitoba to PyeongChang: Manitobans at the 2018 Winter Olympics

While the nation preps to cheer "Go Canada Go" for the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Manitobans are clearing their throats for some "Let's Go Toba" chants with eight Manitoba athletes repping the maple leaf for Team Canada at these Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sport Psychology for Coaches

Coaches report several barriers to acquiring credible coaching related information, including: time, priorities, money, accessibility, and ability to interpret academic research. While coaches value psychological skills they often face numerous barriers to its implementation with their athletes.

Women to Watch Grant Recipients

Working in partnership with Provincial Sport Organizations and Coaching Manitoba, Sport Manitoba provides a monthly grant of $500 to a female athlete, team, official or volunteer to assist them in enhancing their women in sport career.

Top Athletes Train at Brandon's Healthy Living Centre

Several of Western Manitoba’s top athletes are training at the Healthy Living Centre in Brandon, thanks to a partnership between Sport Manitoba and Brandon University (BU). Used by national and provincial team athletes, as well as members of the BU Bobcats athletic teams, the new High Performance Centre is Sport Manitoba’s first regional high-performance training centre.

Sport Manitoba presents: Holiday Hot Takes

New this year, check out our video featuring the staff at Sport Manitoba offering their holiday greeting by giving you their hottest holiday hot takes of 2017!

Inaugural Fleming Hockey $1,200 Scholarship Presented to U of M Bison Hockey Captain

The inaugural Fleming Family Hockey Coach Scholarship was presented at a Bisons Men’s Hockey Game in the Wayne Fleming Arena.  Jennifer Fleming flew in from the west coast to make the presentation.

Female Coach Mentorship Model

The CAAWS and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) are thrilled to present the Female Coach Mentorship Model to encourage and support female coaches within Canadian sport. 

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Five Athletes, Three Builders, and One Team at 38th Annual Induction Ceremony

One of the most important recognition events of the year had over 500 family members, friends, and sports fans celebrating the incomparable athletic achievements of some of Manitoba's sport legends. 

Gift Certificates for Respect in Sport Coaches

Coaches, you can be entered to win a $25 gift certificate from Human Kinetics if you complete your Respect in Sport (RiS) certification from now until January 2018.

New Scholarship Announced​

The Fleming Family Hockey Coach scholarship will be presented annually to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to coaching hockey in Manitoba. The goal is to encourage students to continue coaching hockey while attending a post-secondary institution and beyond. The $1,200 scholarship will be applied to the recipient’s tuition.


(Winnipeg, August 15, 2017)  The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society and Co-Hosts today announced the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Sport Equipment Legacy program as a key piece in the future development of Manitoba’s athletes as well as the promotion of healthy and sustainab

Manitoba awarded Centennial Cup

Manitoba was recognized by Canada Games Council with the honour of the Centennial Cup.

Toba wins more medals on and in the water

Maddy Mitchell and Nicole Boyle stood side-by-side on the podium for the second time after earning bronze in the double canoe 200-metre final today.

More Medals In the Pool

While rain made for a difficult day in several Canada Games events today, Manitoba swimmers found more success in the water racing to another two medals at Pan Am Pool. Oksana Chaput and Sam Currie, who each earned gold medals on Tuesday, respectively earned silver and bronze in the pool today.

Manitoba adds three gold medals in the pool

Team Manitoba earned three gold medals in the pool today with first-place finishes by female swimmers Sam Currie, Quinlan Roberts, and Oksana Chaput. Currie and Roberts finished first in a pair of Special Olympics races while Chaput swam to gold in the female 100-metre freestyle final.

Team Manitoba paddles to the podium

Team Manitoba athletes made their mark paddling to bronze and silver medals on the Red River today. The pair of medals earned in canoe kayak raises Manitoba’s medal count at the Canada Summer Games to 20.

Team Manitoba adds eight medals

By the time all events had ended today, Manitoba added three bronze, four silver, and a gold to their medal count which now sits at 10. Team Manitoba baseball also earned a shot at gold with a 1-0 win over Alberta in their semifinal matchup.

Take Your Team to a Jets Games

Coaches, take your youth sports team to a Blue Bombers or Winnipeg Jets game by applying for the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Flight Deck

Manitoba Dealt Difficult Defeats on Day Five

Several contests went down to the wire for Team Manitoba today with mixed results for the hosts. Some resulted in wins while others ended in a heart-wrenching loss. Manitoba’s male basketball team won in overtime and the female soccer team scored a late winner in a 2-1 final. Meanwhile, in beach volleyball, both the male and female teams were edged in the deciding sets of their respective games versus British Columbia, dashing both teams chances for a medal.

Close Battles Highlighted on Day Four

Manitoba’s Emma Gray rowed her way into the finals of the single and double sculls at Kenora Rowing Club and Manitoba’s female basketball team advanced past the quarterfinals on Day Four of competition at the Canada Summer Games.

First Manitoba Medals on Day Three

Manitoba’s medal count heated up along with the temperature today as a pair of individual athletes captured bronze medals to get the host province on the board. Female triathlete Kyla Roy and Brooke-Lynn Boyd competing in female javelin each won bronze in their events.

Team Manitoba Names Opening Ceremonies Flag Bearer for 2017 Canada Summer Games

The first time Emma Gray put on the Team Manitoba uniform, she won a gold and a bronze medal in rowing at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games – that was her first year in the sport. Two years later, not only is she back in Team Toba gear for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, but she will lead the team into the Opening Ceremonies on July 28 as the official flag bearer.

Sport Manitoba Opens Phase 2 of the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre – The Qualico Training Centre

Sport Manitoba proudly hosted a Grand Opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Qualico Training Centre today. The Canada Games Sport for Life Centre is ready to host the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

June 2017 Coach of the Month – Amy Harrison

As someone who’s always gotten a kick out of soccer, it isn’t surprising Amy Harrison took a shot at coaching.

Sport Manitoba and Partners Presented $20,500 in Scholarships Today

Over $20,000 in academic scholarships were presented today at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre. The presentations included the Manitoba Foundation for Sport Scholarships, Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship, Coaching Manitoba Bursaries, Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships and MSSA Scholarships. Sport Manitoba also announced a new Scholarship.

Look who bought the first membership at our Fitness Centre...

See who purchased the very first membership to the Canada Games Sport for Life Fitness Centre.

Games Coordinator Hired for 2018 Power Smart Games

THOMPSON – The Thompson Host Society is pleased to announce David Martin as the Games Coordinator for the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games.

Inspired and entertained against my will

Winnipeg Free Press reporter, Steve Lyons writes about his experience at Sport Manitoba's Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken.

Celebrating Manitoba's Best Coaches

We hosted our annual coaching awards on Saturday April 22. Check out our Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Award Winners.

Night of Champions Showcases Manitoba’s best in Sport

We held our annual sport awards on Saturday April 22. Announcing this Year’s Winners...

Finalists for the 2017 Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Awards

2017 Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Awards presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Announces Finalists

New Athlete and Coach Development Staff for Eastern Manitoba and Winnipeg

Sport Manitoba is pleased to welcome Jeff Wood and Jordon Koroll to the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre’s Performance Team.  

Award Nominees and Finalists for Night of Champions


2017 Sport Manitoba's Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken

Manitoba is rich with countless remarkable sport people of all ages with amazing stories of success, service and dedication.

Thompson Awarded 2018 Power Smart Winter Games

The City of Thompson will host the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games. The Games will be held in early March, 2018 involving up to 1,800 participants and 1,000 volunteers.

Global News 150th Coach of the Month - Team Spirit Contest

Global News wants to celebrate their 150th Coach of the Month with you! Enter for your chance to win a pizza dinner for your coach and teammates at Carbone Coal Fired Pizza.

50/50 for KidSport

Help Kids - Win Money This raffle is now closed. Congratulations to Timothy Bjornson on winning $295!  Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets to support KidSport.  

Sport Manitoba & MSSA team up to recognize the best in Amateur Sport

Sport Manitoba and Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (MSSA) are partnering to celebrate the best athletes in Manitoba.

Mumps in Manitoba

Since September 2016 Manitoba has experienced an outbreak of Mumps. The majority of the cases are in individuals between the ages of 17 and 29.

Regional Boundary Adjustment

To provide the best services possible to Manitobans, Sport Manitoba has restructured the provincial regional zones it recognizes and their boundaries. The previous seven regions will now be divided into five.

2016 Holiday Greetings from Sport Manitoba!

Happy Holidays from the Board & Staff at Sport Manitoba! We hope your new year is happy, healthy, and of course, full of sport! Here's what we were up to in 2016 - enjoy!

Give the Gift of Sport

KidSport is Calling all Canadians to Give the Gift of Sport this Holiday Season!

Hall of Fame Inducts Five Athletes, Two Builders and Two Teams at 37th Annual Induction Ceremonies

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Manitobans took a journey back in time to recount the wonderful, unforgettable and historic years the 2016 Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame inductees contributed to sport in our province.

Flu Clinic

Our Sport Medicine Centre is committed to helping you stay healthy and well all season long. Getting the flu shot is your best defense against the flu! All you need is your provincial health card.

Women to Watch Grant Recipients

Congratulations to all our Summer 2016 Women to Watch grant recipients.

Tickets Now on Sale!

Rub shoulders with Manitoba's finest athletes and sport builders. Enjoy the cocktail hour followed by a three course meal with wine. Peruse the Silent Auction and bid on fabulous items including memorabilia from our newest inductees and other Honoured Members.This year's slate of inductees is exceptional! Don't miss this premiere event! Tickets now on sale.

Learn to Skate with CanSkate in 2016-17

CanSkate is Skate Canada's flagship Learn-to-Skate Program, designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for CanSkate with a Skate Canada Manitoba Skating Club, you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development.

2017 Canada Summer Games Now Recruiting Volunteers

Give your time so they can shine! The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society needs 5,500 Games-time volunteers for one of the largest multi-sport and cultural events ever hosted in Winnipeg from July 28 to August 13, 2017.

“Thanks Coach!” Award Recipients

Sport Manitoba and Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries are pleased to announce the recipients of “Thanks Coach!” awards at the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games in Steinbach. These awards recognize the often unheralded but very important role coaches play.

Regional Athlete Testing Combines

Sport Manitoba is hosting Regional Testing Combines open to athletes of ANY level and sport. The first Combine will take place in Winkler on September 9, 2016. The second Combine will take place in Brandon on September 10, 2016.

Closing Ceremonies, Final Medal Standings and Trophy Winners

3,000 athletes, coaches and volunteers gathered together from all from different parts of the province, from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences – and for one week we all had the common goal, to experience True Sport and live the magic of the Games!

Competition Development Multi-Sport Modules

The Manage a Sport Program Module Monday June 27, 2016 - 9am-12:30pm - Conference Room A - Sport for Life Centre – 145 Pacific Ave

Manitoba coaches required to re-take Respect in Sport course

Things like bullying, discrimination and even abuse. They’re just some of the many difficulties kids may face. To help identify issues, every coach in Manitoba must take the Respect in Sport course. But starting now, they will be required to re-take it every five years.

Hot Weather Safety Tips

Enjoying ourselves outdoors is a great part of Manitoba summers. However, there are a few risks involved, especially in extremely hot, humid conditions. The following will help explain some of these risks, their causes and how to prevent them.

Qualico Training Centre Now Accepting Bookings

If you want to secure space in the Qualico Training Centre, now is the time to do it! A year away from opening our doors and we are already at 65% of our capacity.  

True Sport Lives Here Manitoba

At an event hosted at the Sport for Life Centre today, seven local organizations joined together to officially launch True Sport Lives Here Manitoba, an initiative aimed at responding to the negative public perception of sport.

Spring into Sole Giveaway

Step into spring with a new pair of flip flops! Our Sport Medicine Centre Pedorthist, Kirk Cook, is giving away one pair of Sole Sport Flips on our Facebook page this month!

Announcing our 2016 Night of Champions Winners and Inductees!

There was plenty to celebrate on Saturday night as athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and Hall of Fame inductees were recognized for their remarkable achievements in amateur sport in our province! Who were our winners?

Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Award Winners

In a morning filled with stories of leadership, dedication, and outstanding service, the 2016 Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Awards honoured the contributions and achievements of some of the very best in the Manitoba coaching community. Continue reading to discover our winners!

Sport Manitoba Announces New Staff for Rural Manitoba

Sport Manitoba is pleased to announce the addition of a second Coach/Athlete Development Coordinator, Jacqueline Mazur who will be working out of Winkler.  

Thanks Coach!

It’s National Volunteer Week - time to celebrate the passion and impact of volunteer coaches. We are inspired by those who continually give through sport to the communities we love.

Manitoba Student Athletes Received $23,000 in Sport Scholarships

Sport Manitoba awarded $23,000 in academic scholarships to fourteen high school students, six university students, and four Manitoba coaches this past year.

Call for Nominations

Manitoba is rich with countless remarkable sport people of all ages with amazing stories of success, service and dedication. We want to recognize them all (volunteers, officials, athletes & coaches) at our annual awards show. Please nominate someone you admire today!

Sport & Recreation Grants Funds 168 Projects

The Manitoba government helped fund 168 sports and recreation projects across the province through special grants marking 2015 as the Year of Sport in Manitoba

2015 Holiday Greetings from Sport Manitoba

So many great events and activities took place in 2015. Here’s a just a sample of what we accomplished!

Sport Manitoba Launches New Website

Sport Manitoba launched a new responsive website that adapts to use on different mobile devices. With its sleek design and easy navigation, the new site is user-friendly for all our audiences and functions consistently from platform to platform.

2017 Canada Games Apprentice Program

This program provides the opportunity for Manitoba to send two female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. Apply now!

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RT : On June 28th held a charity golf tournament in Clear Lake, and our KidSport West region were honoured…


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