By Sarah Tone, Communications Coordinator

The 2022 Night of Champions presented by is an all-in-one awards ceremony where we’ll recognize the very best athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers, and alumni in Manitoba sport at the Club Regent Event Centre on April 21, 2022.

Tickets to the event are available for purchase here.

Here are this year’s nominees. If you’d like to read a short bio on each nominee, click here.


Volunteer of the Year Award presented by the Canada Games Legacy Fund
  • Greg Bieber
  • Tammy De Jong
  • Rick McGregor
  • Michelle Lee
  • Tony Staruch


Manitoba’s Credit Unions Official of the Year Award
  • Amy Martin
  • Richard Mason
  • Brenda Treleaven


Manitoba Dental Association Junior Athlete of the Year Award
  • Kaitlynn Anderson
  • Braxton Kuntz
  • Leah Miller
  • Tyler Smith
  • Mia West


Travel Manitoba Open Athlete of the Year Award
  • Kerri Einarson
  • Leah Kirchmann
  • Shae La Roche
  • Desiree Scott
  • Austin Taylor
  • Emily Tuttosi
  • Kelsey Wog


Calm Air Junior Team of the Year Award
  • Elmwood Giants
  • Westgate Wings
  • Winnipeg ICE


Manitoba Hydro Open Team of the Year Award
  • Team Einarson – Kerri Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard, Briane Meilleur
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers


Calm Air Peter Dick Award
  • Kathleen Muirhead
  • Sarah King
  • Parke Trann
  • Tom Walls
  • Brian Yon


Travel Manitoba Vince Leah Memorial Award
  • Jared Boville
  • Fiona Dunn
  • Yonatan Orlov
  • Mike Sosiak


Konica Minolta Dr. Jack Hunt Award
  • Jeff Bouchard
  • Samantha Buchanan
  • Reece Cretton
  • Bonnie Loewen
  • Sandra Page
  • Pam Parker
  • Adam Porte
  • Sacha Skirzyk
  • Leisha Strachan
  • Kelly Wiens


Manitoba Hydro Janet Arnott Memorial Award
  • Juan Campuzano
  • Kurtis Cullen
  • Jarett Mclaughlin
  • Scott Van Horne


Manitoba’s Credit Unions Peter Williamson Memorial Award
  • Vlastimil Cerny
  • Cole Grant


Manitoba Dental Association Active for Life Award
  • Jerome Seremak
  • David Simpson


International Coach Recognition

These coaches have coached at International Events in 2021.

  • Vlastimil Cerny
  • Avril Hatherell
  • Cole Grant
  • Andy Tough
  • Scott Koskie
  • Larry McKay
  • Evan Pritchard


Years of Service Recognition

These coaches have dedicated a minimum of 25 years to coaching at any level.

  • Scott Harland
  • Bob Isleifson
  • Garry Ruff


MASRC Awards

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council (MASRC) will also recognize its athletes, coaches, and volunteers of the year at the event:

  • MASRC Female Coach of the Year – Jill Fast
  • MASRC Male Coach of the Year – Kyle Prystupa
  • MASRC Female Athlete of the Year – Jocelyne Larocque
  • MASRC Male Athlete of the Year – Pine Creek Warriors
  • MASRC Female Volunteer of the Year – Jennifer Chartrand
  • MASRC Male Volunteer of the Year – Kendall Robinson