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For The Love of Chocolate in support of KidSport West

Sport Manitoba East Training Day

Sport Manitoba's East Training Day on Jan. 12, 2019 in Lundar, Man. is in conjunction with Female Hockey Day at Lundar Memorial Arena. Female Hockey Day includes on and off-ice instruction and a keynote from 4-time Olympian Jennifer Botterill at 12 p.m.

Dynamic warm-ups: What they are and why you should do them

Warming up for physical activity is a common and well-known practice. Every athlete has at some point been instructed by a coach to run a lap before the game or to stretch it out before the first inning starts, and the list goes on.

2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro Create Major Economic Impact in Thompson

Hosting Games in the North encourages development of new sport programs

Winter Bootcamp - Stay active during the cold

Are you ready to be inspired? This indoor 8-week bootcamp is designed to improve your overall fitness level, while burning energy in a fun and supportive environment. Our challenging total body workouts incorporate bodyweight exercises, strength, cardio, interval training and circuits. All sessions are led by our qualified trainers with a background in Kinesiology who are ready to motivate you to be the best you can be!

Foot pain? Some tips to consider

Shoe shopping can be intimidating. You walk into the store and see a wall filled with dozens of choices in every colour imaginable. But I’m not here to tell you what colours will bring out your eyes or make you look the most stylish, I’m here to help you take better care of your feet.

Body Weight Training Series-Part 1

Jordan Koroll, Sport Manitoba’s Coach/Athlete Development Coordinator - East  Body weight training is a fun, effective way to train – and the best part is that it can be done with very little equipment, at low cost, in small spaces, and for all levels of athletes. 

Performance Centre Tournament Tips

Playing a lot of games in a short period of time requires some planning to help athletes perform at their best each and every game. Check out our tips to help teams prepare and perform at their best over the weekend while enjoying their time together, building memories, competing hard and having fun!

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.

2018 Multi-Sport In-Season Training

This program is designed for athletes with a background in competitive sport(s) who may benefit from doing in-season mobility, including strength and core exercises to aid in recovery from practice and competition while maintaining or improving performance during the season. Some speed and agilit

2018-19 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.

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.

Nominate a Manitoba Torchbearer

For the first time in the history of the Canada Games, the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay travels from coast-to-coast across the nation and we need your help to spread the word! 

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 Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current

In what we'll be their second games in a calendar year, Team Manitoba has officially announced the group of Mission Staff who will help guide the athletes, coaches and managers chosen to represent Team Toba at the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current.

Summer Bootcamp coming in July!

Are you ready to be inspired? This indoor/outdoor eight week boot camp is designed to improve your overall fitness level, while burning energy in a fun and supportive environment.

Sport Medicine Clinic Approved for X-Ray

The Sport Medicine Clinic is excited to announce that we've been approved to administer x-ray to patients who come to see a physician.

Welcoming Dr. Gail Sawa to the Medicine Clinic Team!

Our Sport Medicine Clinic is excited to welcome a new physician to our team. Dr. Gail Sawa is now accepting patients with muscle, bone or joint injuries or pain. No referral required!

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Named a Star Attraction

The Manitoba government, along with Travel Manitoba announced the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame as one of seven new Star Attractions in Manitoba.

Hall of Fame Opens New Exhibit Celebrating Manitoba's Athletes in Arms

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame opened a historic new exhibit!

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.

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.

2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro Closing Ceremonies

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.

Speed Skating : brand new to the community

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 Wins Bronze

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.

Laser Tag and Escape Rooms For The Win at Athlete Villages

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!

Creating a Family

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...

From the Bottom Up

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.

Figure skater lights Cauldron, looking forward to next Games

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...

Team North Set To Play For Medal In Female Hockey

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.

Podium to PA: Susan Auch announces speed skating action

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.

2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro

Thompson recently played host to the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro. These Games exemplify all that is special about sport. They bring people together from across Manitoba creating lifelong friendships, reinforcing healthy lifestyles, and generating community participation and pride. The Manitoba Games are a vital developmental program for amateur sport. They enhance sport participation, development, and excellence across our great province.

Manitobans at the Paralympics

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. 

Gibb takes Three Home-Gold Medals for Team North

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.

An Overdue Visit

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....

Ringette Girls Battle for Gold

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.

Changing The Perspective On Female Hockey

Celebrating women's hockey on International Women's Day with some awesome competition on Thursday.

Serving up the Future of Badminton

Premiering at the Manitoba Games, a new badminton match-play format pits region against region, turning a largely individual sport into team effort.

The Man Behind The Scores: Ian Larsen

Two of the most important people at any hockey game are ones that mostly go without notice, much less any thanks.

A Little Competition Between The Boys And Girls

Lock'n'Load Paintball hosted an Escape Room for the athletes in the villages this week...

Sportsmanship on the Mats

The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro kicked this morning off with the last gymnastics event of the week.

Cross Country Circle of Life (Circle of Games)

The circle-of-life story is almost as old as time itself, but we never seem to tire of hearing a new version.

Elite Eats in the True North

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

Walter House Carries Curling Dynasty

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.

A View on Gymnastics

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.

Winnipeg Blue archers win multiple medals in mixed and individual recurve

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.

Apres Ski with the Boys

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.

Alpine Slalom Skiers take home Double Gold Medals

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.

From Rivals to Teammates

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.

Training for Success: Kaitlyn Towel

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.

Manitoba’s Best Alpine Skiers tackle Dual Slalom Races at Mystery Mountain Winter Park

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.

Mazur Captures 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.

WATTS HAPPENING Issue #1

Our daily newsletter for our athletes with highlights from our opening day including Opening Ceremonies at the 2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro.

The Puck Drops Monday

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.

2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro release rosters, announce flag bearers

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.

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 Manitoba Announces Host, Sports, and Co-Chairs for 2020 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro

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:

Specialty Fitness Programs Target Low-Impact Physical Activity

Our Fitness Centre is offering two specialty fitness programs starting this month, targeted towards people looking to reach their fitness goals in a guided, low-impact setting.

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.

Manitoba Loses a Legend

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of a great friend, not only in the sport community, but in the City of Winnipeg and in the Province of Manitoba as well.

Call for Team Manitoba Mission Staff

Be part of Team Manitoba at the upcoming Western Canada Summer Games and Canada Winter Games. Sport Manitoba is seeking enthusiastic, experienced individuals to participate as Mission Staff for the upcoming Games.

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!

Give the Gift of Sport

KidSport launched their sixth annual Give the Gift of Sportfundraising campaign, calling on Canadians to donate online at KidSport.ca/GiftofSport.

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.

MTS Super-Spike Raises $21,984 for KidSport

Winnipeg – The snow may have arrived for the season, but the heat from this past summer’s MTS Super-Spike presented by Bud Light has not stopped.  The event has now officially closed the books on the year, and is excited to announce that $87,936 was raised, with 100% of the funds going back to su

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. 

2018 Manitoba Winter Games Legacy Plans

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.

Welcome back!

After the incredible success of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, we are pleased to welcome back the Sport Manitoba staff members who were seconded over the last 2-4 years to support the Host Society

Drop-in Open Courts

Open Courts at the Canada Games Sport For Life Centre Open to the public

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.

2017 CANADA SUMMER GAMES LEAVES LEGACY FOR ATHLETES ACROSS MANITOBA

(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.

Maddy Mitchell named Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer

In a Canada Games with record-breaking performances from Team Manitoba and its athletes, Maddy Mitchell’s five medals and overall outstanding performance in Canoe Kayak is one to remember – and for that, she has been named the official flag bearer for Team Manitoba at today’s closing ceremonies.

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.

Team Toba Wins Two Medals

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.

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.

Lots of Action in Day 2 of the Canada Summer Games

From Headingley to Gimli and all across Winnipeg, competition was in full swing for Team Manitoba athletes on the second day of Canada Summer Games.

Toba shines in first day of competition at the 2017 Canada Summer Games

The first day of competition at Canada Summer Games saw four Manitoba teams in action with male and female basketball, baseball, and male softball hitting the court or field.

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.

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.

2017 MANITOBA SPORTS HALL OF FAME SLATE ANNOUNCED

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – This year’s individual recipients in the Athlete category include: a legend in University women’s basketball, an Olympian from badminton, an all-round female athlete who represented her province in four different sports at the national level and a male athlete who did so in s

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Opens New Exhibit Celebrating Half a Century of Canada Games

 In celebration of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame opened an interesting new exhibit featuring our country’s Canada Games' history.

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

KidSport Selected as Charity for MTS Super-Spike

MTS Super-Spike presented by Bud Light, is excited to welcome acclaimed rockers ‘Sam Roberts Band’ as this year’s headliner.

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

 

Manitoba Sports HOF Announces Spring Inductions - One Individual & Two Teams

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce the future induction of an all-round athlete who excelled in baseball in curling, and a two-time national runner-up from lacrosse.

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.

Announcing Dates, New Sports and Co-Chairs for 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games

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.

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.

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.

KidSport Scores a Huge Donation

Real Canadian Superstore  Raises $200,000 in Annual Campaign

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.

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!

Opening Ceremonies Kick off Games

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!

New track Summer Games’ legacy

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.

Virden to Host the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games

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.

2016 Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Slate Announced

On November 5, 2016, five athletes, two builders and two teams will be inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame at the 37th Annual Induction Ceremony at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg. The 2016 inductees are:

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.  

The Road to 2017: Visar Hashani

Team Manitoba Soccer Player Visar Hashani talks about training at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre and his preparation for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg!

The Road to 2017: Scott English

Team Manitoba Cyclist Scott English talks about training at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre and his preparation for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg! 

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.

New round of grants available to help cover the cost of sports programs for people with a disability

Canadian Paralympic Committee calls for applications for the 2016-2017 System Development Fund

​Team Manitoba Names Mission Staff for 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg

Preparation for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg is well underway for Team Manitoba, as they officially announced the Mission Staff tasked to help the host province make these their best Games yet.

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!

North East Exchange District Engineering Study Plans

The public was invited to an open house on Jan 28 to view proposed designs for the next phase of improvements in the North East Exchange District.

Manitoba Moose Game Ticket Fundraiser

Treat your sweetheart to a Manitoba Moose game on Valentine's Day! Tickets are at a great discount, and $5-$7 of each ticket sold will be donated to KidSport Manitoba.

2017 Canada Games Mission Staff Chef & Assistant Chef

The 2017 Canada Summer Games are being held in Manitoba. The Games, without a doubt, are an exciting time for the athletes. Names like Crosby, Stamkos, and Klassen are just a few of those who have participated in past years. 

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.

The Top Five Reasons You Should Get A Massage

While it’s well known that professional athletes use massage to optimize their performance, anyone who has pushed their physical limits, whether on purpose or by accident, would see tremendous benefits from a massage.

Active Toy Guide

We know a little active play goes a long way toward a child's health, happiness and success! This holiday season, do just one thing to increase physical activity for the children and youth in your life. Give them a gift that inspires them to move.

Scholarship

The fund will provide annual financial awards to back foundational, applied and evaluative research to increase the understanding of challenges related to values in, and of, sport in Canada – with the goal of advancing solutions that strengthen the conduct of sport.

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!

Sport Manitoba Hosts Ground Breaking Ceremony

Sport Manitoba hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre.

2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games Build New Track

In partnership with the Hanover School Division (HSD) the Host Society of the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games facilitated the construction of an athletics track.

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