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 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!
The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro wrapped up with the Closing Ceremonies and the extinguishing of the torch in front of the Thompson Regional Community Centre.
The 2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro was the first time our youth and community were able to experience live speed skating. Hunter Ullett of Team Winnipeg Blue, and AJ Seldon from Team East were excited to explain their sport to someone new.
Winnipeg Gold has added to their impressive medal haul at the 2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro with another bronze, this time in female hockey, as they beat Team North 3-2 in a shootout.
Friday night Lock’n’Load Paintball created an escape the room in the male village. Team South’s wrestlers, Noah Godlewski and Austin Neufeld were excited to try it out!
Here in Thompson we don’t get to experience wrestling as a sport. It was very nice to meet a group a girls who have a passion for it...
The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro are usually framed as an elite competition, where the province’s top development - aged athletes come to prove their mettle.
Megan Szabo has skated for over 10 years and was one of the two figure skaters representing Thompson in this year’s 2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro...
This may come as a surprise to many people who live here in Thompson, but Team North will play for a hockey medal today for the second time this week.
If you’ve watched or participated in speed skating at the 2018 Manitoba Games you might have seen, if not heard the voice of, one of Canada’s greatest speed skaters.
Canada is sending a total of 55 athletes to the upcoming Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. On Monday, the Canadian Paralympic Committee made the official announcement of the athletes selected to represent the country at the 2018 Games from March 9-18.
In the first day of the swimming competitions at Thompson’s Norplex Pool, 14 year-old Jarvis Gibb of Team North made himself known as fierce competition in the boys, ages 13 - 14 category.
Chantal Lagassé doesn't visit northern Manitoba often. A resident of St. Adolphe, she lives about as far away from Thompson as you can in Manitoba....
Team South and Winnipeg Gold took to the ice a battle for gold, with Team South taking a 4-0 lead early in the first half.
Celebrating women's hockey on International Women's Day with some awesome competition on Thursday.
Premiering at the Manitoba Games, a new badminton match-play format pits region against region, turning a largely individual sport into team effort.
Two of the most important people at any hockey game are ones that mostly go without notice, much less any thanks.
Lock'n'Load Paintball hosted an Escape Room for the athletes in the villages this week...
The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro kicked this morning off with the last gymnastics event of the week.
The circle-of-life story is almost as old as time itself, but we never seem to tire of hearing a new version.
They say that you are what you eat: it's no surprise then that the top athletic talent in Manitoba is fuelled by top-shelf grub
U18 curling moves into its final rounds today, with Winnipeg Blue and Team South squaring off for the men's gold medal, and Winnipeg Gold facing West 2 for women's gold. But for the skips of Winnipeg Blue and Winnipeg Gold, today isn't just a team effort: it's a family affair.
Our day began with the first round of gymnastic competitions.The intensity of the focus and training these girls have truly showed in their performances. The gym was full of parents, friends, fans, and supporters cheering on our young athletes.
Fourteen-year-olds Hailee MacDonald and Roman Boyechko set their sights high this Monday, earning a gold for the mixed team recurve that was held in the R.D Parker Trojan Gym. The winning pair of archers from Winnipeg Blue, led by coach David Dunwoody, scored 941 points, 40 points more than the silver winners from Team West. For such a strong performance, it is amazing that this is their first mixed team recurve competition.
For many athletes, the 2018 Winter Games are a stand-out experience, but for one group of friends, it's just another day of competition. Alpine skiers Jack Healey and Mykola Kruk (Winnipeg Gold), Noah Cunningham (Winnipeg Blue) and Jared Friesen (South) compete against each other regularly, so the competition hasn't really changed; only the venue.
Mystery Mountain Winter Park was drenched in sunshine, as alpine skiers competed in their second day of downhill slalom races. Winnipeggers Jack Healey and Hanna Dunlop both raced competitively in day two, crossing the finish lines with the fastest time - claiming the gold medals for the second day in a row.
In this issue our first medals of the Games are presented and we open our online store. Plus #TrueSportPurMoments and stories from hockey, gymnastics, skiing and more!
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!
Day one of competition for boys’ hockey is now in the books, meaning that the round robin is now over. It’s time for the quarterfinals and semifinals, all of which will take place over the course of the day. The boys and their coaches now have a better idea of how to work together as a team. They know what it will take for them to try and win their first game of the day, and then hopefully advance to the finals.
March 5 by: Keyanna B. Oullette Starting bright and early in the morning, Winnipeg Gold gymnasts train for their upcoming events. These girls strive with confidence and hard work, all aiming towards the same goal of a lifetime experience.
There were some nail-biting races with some intense moments for spectators, as alpine racers reached lightning speeds as they manoeuvred through 16 gates towards the finish line In the Alpine Dual Slalom ski races at Mystery Mountain Winter Park today. Jack Healy took home the men’s gold and Hanna Dunlop took home the women’s gold.
On the first day of competition in the Manitoba Winter Games, Fifteen year-old cross country skier Kate Mazur captured the gold medal in the Juvenile Girls 7.8 km classic with a time of 38:24, more than two minutes faster than the next female competitor.
Our daily newsletter for our athletes with highlights from our opening day including Opening Ceremonies at the 2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro.
On March 4, 2018, after a fast and furious year of preparation, athletes gathered at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro to usher in a week of competition, camaraderie, and memories that will last a lifetime.
The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro are officially underway Sunday night. With the official start of competition Monday comes the start of one of the marquee events of any winter games: hockey. The boys’ hockey tournament, which will take place from Monday until Wednesday, features the top bantam-aged players (13-14 years old) from across the province.
Past Games economic impact results continue to show growth and benefit for host community (Winnipeg, MB February 27, 2018) – Sport Manitoba announced the official rosters for the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro in Thompson, Manitoba.
Meet your Manitoba connected Olympic athletes! See where they are from and read about their journey to the Olympics.
On sale now until February 23, travel March 2 – 11, 2018. Click here to book through the Calm Air website. Promo Code required to book: MBGAMES18
I'm not sure what your perception of the north is, but I know before I moved here it wasn't the greatest. I didn't think any of the facilities here would be, well, to be honest, nice. I could not have been more...
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.
The Province of Manitoba, Sport Manitoba, and Manitoba Hydro gathered in Dauphin today to officially celebrate the City of Dauphin as hosts of the 2020 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro. As part of the celebration Sport Manitoba announced the Games will be held in August 2020. The following sports were announced:
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.
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!
So you’re coming to Thompson for the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games. Let me introduce you to Thompson.
Is your coach doing a great job and you think they deserve to be recognized? Nominate them for a Thanks Coach! award that will be presented to them at the Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro!
The 2018 Thompson Host Society Inc. is seeking an individual for the position of Assistant Games Coordinator for the Manitoba Winter Games Powered by Manitoba Hydro, to be hosted March 4th to 10th in Thompson, Manitoba. Position:
With the Games quickly approaching, it's time to wear your Manitoba pride! Manitoba Games merchandise is on sale now online. T-shirts, sweaters, water bottles and more!
The City of Thompson is busy preparing to host the 2018 Manitoba Games. Many of the city’s sport venues will undergo major physical upgrades for the 2018 Winter Games.
(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
Coaches, take your youth sports team to a Blue Bombers or Winnipeg Jets game by applying for the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Flight Deck
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.
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.
Hockey Manitoba has now opened up the application process for all individuals interested in head and assistant coaching positions for the 2018 Manitoba Games Powered by Manitoba Hydro in Thompson, MB from March 4-10, 2018.
THOMPSON – The Games will have a new look going into Thompson as Sport Manitoba unveiled its new logo for the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games Powered by Manitoba Hydro on Friday night.
THOMPSON – Vale, a major employer in Thompson has stepped up and given a donation of $50,000 to the Thompson Host Society as the city prepares to host the Manitoba Winter Games in 2018.
THOMPSON – The Thompson Host Society is pleased to announce David Martin as the Games Coordinator for the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games.
We hosted our annual coaching awards on Saturday April 22. Check out our Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Award Winners.
Ringette Manitoba formally requests those individuals interested in coaching one of the teams in the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games in Thompson from March 4-10, 2018.
Sport Manitoba is pleased to welcome Jeff Wood and Jordon Koroll to the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre’s Performance Team.
March 22, 2017 (Winnipeg, MB) – Sport Manitoba and Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (MSSA) are partnering to celebrate the best athletes in Manitoba.
Manitoba is rich with countless remarkable sport people of all ages with amazing stories of success, service and dedication.
The Province of Manitoba, Sport Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro gathered in Thompson today to officially celebrate the City of Thompson as hosts of the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba 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.
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.
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.
The 2016 Year in Review is a celebration of sport in Manitoba with accomplishments from the grassroots to the Olympic level. Sport Manitoba is proud of the dedication from athletes, coaches, managers, officials, volunteers, and all other members of the community who make sport possible in our province and beyond.
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.
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!
KidSport is Calling all Canadians to Give the Gift of Sport this Holiday Season!
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.
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.
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!
Eastman was down more often than was comfortable in the boys volleyball gold medal game Saturday in front of hundreds at the Steinbach Regional Secondary School.
Penalty kicks were required Saturday for Eastman to clinch the boys soccer gold medal at the Steinbach Soccer Park.
Eastman opened the scoring less than 10 minutes into the under-16 girls soccer gold medal game. Interlake took the first two shots of the game but both were saved by Eastman’s keeper, Emma Winram.
They swung back and forth until Interlake commanded the third and final set to earn the gold medal in girls volleyball Saturday.
Interlake’s winning streak came to an end with Central’s win in the Gold Medal Game with a score of 7-5. Interlake scored 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning to get things started.
The two teams primed for a gold medal tilt in boys soccer Saturday have found the back of the net often in their so far undefeated quests.
Eastman won a 2-1 tiebreaker game against Westman to qualify for Saturday’s gold medal game in girls soccer.
Interlake walked away from their match with Winnipeg Gold as the only undefeated team in the softball tournament. Entering their semi-final game Friday, the Interlake and Winnipeg Gold softball teams were even at three wins and no losses.
Eastman and Westman are set for a gold medal clash in boys volleyball Saturday.
Simply being the first wasn't enough for these cyclists Friday. They were also the first athletes to ride an officially sanctioned race at Blind Creek Trail.
Evelyn Paton didn’t think it was a big deal. She saw a coach scrambling Thursday night, looking for some place to do laundry after hours when Paton figured she’d do it herself.
Boys soccer kicked off today at Steinbach Soccer Park, with Team Westman looking to be the dominate team in the Power Pool.
A hot day on the pitch led to a hot start for Interlake in the girls soccer tournament Thursday.
Interlake started the day by edging out Westman 3-2 in the first game of the day and in their second match against Norman, Interlake encountered a late start.
Team Central rode to first-place finishes in two of the four cycling races held at Sandilands Provincial Park Thursday.
Congratulations Gregory Swift! You have won $1812.50!!! Thanks for supporting the Games.
Winnipeg Gold beat out Interlake 60-39 in Wednesday’s gold medal match-up. Winnipeg Gold took the lead early and didn’t give Interlake a break.
Winnipeg Gold’s Tiernan Marshall must have ice in his veins. It is the only explanation for hitting back-to-back threes in the fourth quarter, and powering his team to a victory over Winnipeg Blue...
August 10th marks the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games sailing events. This year no one team was triumphant, it was just a friendly competition with a variety of gold medalists. The event has five separate races.
Wednesday was the last chance for participants in athletics to leave the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games with a medal around their necks.
All of Winnipeg Gold and Interlake’s hard work these past few days has paid off—these two teams are going for gold...
Eight triathletes left St. Malo Provincial Park with gold medals hanging around their neck Tuesday...
Winnipeg Blue showed they are determined to get redemption against Winnipeg Gold after losing to them Monday. Winnipeg Blue now has that opportunity in Wednesday’s gold medal game after routing Team Westman in medal play.
By Ian Froese Winnipeg Gold’s male golfers truly competed against themselves in the final round of the Power Smart Manitoba Games at the Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club.
Defense wins games, but having some offensive prowess doesn’t hurt either. Winnipeg Gold’s Tiernan Marshall showed that he knows how to work all positions, exploding for 31 points in a nail-biting win against same-town rival Winnipeg Blue...
Despite coming in last place, the Parkland male and female golf teams have faith they can turn things around after the opening round at the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games.
Interlake took a commanding win in their first game at the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games. In a 13-2 blowout over Parkland, Interlake took the lead early on and dominated throughout...
Hailee Morisseau has a memento to commemorate the time she was opening ceremonies flag bearer at the Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games—and it’s made of cardboard and paper.
by Ian Froese Rather than working for the weekend, a number of the athletes competing in the Phase 1 events are working for Wednesday.
Former Eastman athletes are role models to the hundreds of athletes taking in the opening ceremony of the Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games hope to one day emulate.
Opening ceremonies kick off Games In a night that featured music, dancing, success stories, and of course a torch and cauldron. Keep reading for the rest of the story, photos and our live stream in case you missed it our want to see it again!
The best track in Steinbach was marked by a line of dirt. Running around a small dent made in the grassy landscape, circling 400 metres, was where champions were made in school track meets, but that was about all it was good for. Those who ran sprinted elsewhere, as many other places in Steinbach did the job nearly as well.
Winnipeg, MB – After four months of training, seven regions within the province of Manitoba have determined their teams for the upcoming Power Smart Manitoba Games to be held in Steinbach August 8th to 10th. The golf event will be 36 holes over two days at the Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club. Teams
Sport Manitoba has announced a successful bid from the Town of Virden and RMs of Pipestone, Woodsworth-Wallace, and Sifton, to be the Host Community for the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games.
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.
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.
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.
The 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games in Steinbach start in less than 90 days! The Host Society is well on its way to planning a successful Games, but they need you. If you're interested in volunteering for Manitoba's largest multi-sport event you can register today - it's easy to do.
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!
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 is pleased to announce the addition of a second Coach/Athlete Development Coordinator, Jacqueline Mazur who will be working out of Winkler.
Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the details on the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games basketball regional tryouts.
Golf Manitoba is establishing a PowerSmart Manitoba Games Regional Training Squad program for the 2016 golf season. The program offered by Golf Manitoba will be similar to 2012, which saw many of the participating players move on to become some of the top junior golfers in the province.
Volleyball is once again a part of the Manitoba Games in the summer of 2016. The category for volleyball is 14U Boys & Girls Indoor (born in 2002 or later).
Manitoba Games Development Camp - All players from all regions are welcome Saturday, April 9 (1-4pm) U of W United Health and Rec Plex Cost to players - $20
STEINBACH CREDIT UNION, Manitoba's largest credit union, steps in as a Diamond Plus Friend of the Games business contributor for the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games.
Sport Manitoba awarded $23,000 in academic scholarships to fourteen high school students, six university students, and four Manitoba coaches this past year.
Canadian Paralympic Committee calls for applications for the 2016-2017 System Development Fund
When: Sunday, February 21, 2016, 8am-4pm Where: 245 Royal Road South (on the island), Portage la Prairie, Manitoba Who: Free to all Manitoba Games Athletes/Coaches
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!
Free to all Power Smart Manitoba Games athletes/coaches Hosted by Team Interlake Saturday, January, 2 2016 at Lord Selkirk High School, Selkirk MB 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
So many great events and activities took place in 2015. Here’s a just a sample of what we accomplished!
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.
The slogan for the upcoming Games is Dream It, Live It! It fits in perfectly with how the athletes feel while they’re competing and will be featured prominently on all merchandise. Clothing has now hit the market and is available for purchase.
In this month's Power of Sport eNewsletter we feature athlete development opportunity, 2021 Canada Summer Games, and a Track Renewal.
IMPACT camps provide students with athletic participation in grades 9 to 12 with a unique opportunity to spend the day in the life of an Olympic or professional athlete.
Volleyball Manitoba is now accepting applications for 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games Girls & Boys Regional Team Coaching Positions.