By Nolan Kowal, Sport Performance Specialist

All of us at Sport Manitoba are really excited about the upcoming Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Conference in Gimli in October!

This was a really successful event last year and we’re really looking forward to keeping the momentum going.

This year we will be offering another great lineup of speakers and presenters who will offer valuable advice and guidance and share practical tips that participants can use on and off the field of play. While some of the sessions will be geared toward coaches, I think that parents, athletes, volunteers, and sport administrators will also find the information beneficial.

We couldn’t really ask for a better headliner than former Olympian Cindy Klassen, who will be one of our keynote speakers. I can’t wait to hear about some of her stories from competing at the highest level and what she learned along the way.

I think our audience will also enjoy the True Sport Principles talk on the Friday night to kick off the weekend, along with the Coaching Female Millennials talk with Dean Lowrie. Dean has extensive experience coaching female athletes and understands how their needs differ.

Have a look at the entire schedule here.

You won’t find this on the schedule, but the New Iceland Heritage Museum is also involved in the conference. The museum is currently housing part of the Women in Sport exhibit, and our attendees will have a chance to visit the museum on Friday night during our reception and networking event.

Registration just opened and we already have 43 people signed up. I should also mention that this is a very cost-friendly event. The early bird price of $50 is available until Sept. 20.

I think we will easily meet our goal of having 100 people sign up, but we can use your help to spread the word!

You can register here.

Ultimately our goal with the Sport LeadHERship Conference is to not only encourage female participation in sport, but also to promote female leadership in the community, workplace, and other avenues of life.

We look forward to seeing you in Gimli!