Celebrating Manitoba's 20,000 plus coaches. Includes seminars, workshops, mentorship, awards, and recognition events happening across Manitoba. Coach Appreciation Application  Sample Successful Applicant Story: Pattie Henkelman, Recreation Director, Swan Valley The Swan Valley Community Sport Alliance has hosted their AGM along with a coach appreciation event for the past 3 years. We received Coach Appreciation funding to host these events. Coaches in the community are invited to attend a dinner at the Swan River Golf & Country Club and listen to some fabulous speakers. They are provided with small gifts in appreciation of their volunteer efforts.

The first event was held in 2012. Morris Glimcher from Manitoba High School Athletics was the guest speaker. In 2013, Reg Leidl spoke to the group on the Long Term Athlete Development model. And in 2014, Kaitlyn Lawes and Reid Carruthers were the guest speakers to talk about their life as athletes, and what involvement in sport has meant to them.

Without funding, these events would not have happened. We have had between 30 – 40 coaches attend each year.  We have received positive feedback from all attendees and plan to host the event yearly.