Sport LeadHERship Conference

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 18:00 to Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 19:00
Winkler Days Inn Conference Centre
940 Navigator Drive
Winkler, MB

Sport Manitoba's first-ever Sport LeadHERship Conference aims to educate leaders so they can help women and girls reach their full potential regarding their physical activity and sport.  We hope to provide a fun, comfortable, and inspirational environment for participants to gain knowledge and resources to empower them in their careers, as well as all the girls they coach, lead, and support. This conference is open to all genders.  Download your very own copy of the Conference program, by clicking here.  sport leadhership conference

Highlights include:

  • Keynote sessions with Manitoba Olympians Susan Auch, Jill Officer, and Bailey Bram
  • Sessions with sport management professionals Donna Harris, Bill Johnson, Megan Foster, and Carolyn Trono
  • ​A welcome gift
  • Optional professional development sessions, networking opportunities and more!


  • Full Conference $75.00
  • Pre-Conference Session $10.00
  • Post-Conference Session (Female Centered Resistance Training) $10.00
  • Post- Conference Session (NCCP) $10.00

October 12-13, 2018
Days Inn Conference Centre - 940 Navigator Dr, Winkler, MB R0G 1R0


Conference Schedule

Friday, October 12

  • Optional pre-conference session
    6 :00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.     Registration
    6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.      CAAWS Session: Influencing Change - Megan Foster
    *pre-registration required

Saturday, October 13

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.     Conference Registration in the Days Inn Conference Centre Lobby
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.      Conference Opening Remarks & Housekeeping
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.      Keynote – The Power of Female Role Models - Bailey Bram
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   Wellness Break        
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Making the Most of Your Networks - Megan Foster  / or
                                          The Gender Gap in Sport: Our Role in Change - Carolyn Trono
11:40 a.m. - Noon           Lunch Buffet / Keynote
Noon - 1:00 p.m.            Keynote – Active For Life: Raising Active Girls - Susan Auch
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.        The Importance of Self-Care - Donna Harris  / or Coaching Female Athletes - Bill Johnson    
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.       Wellness/Networking Break              
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.      The Internet Has No Delete Button - Cyberbullying & Its Effects - Panel Discussion  / or
                                           Promoting a Positive Body Image in Girls - Meghan Rafferty             
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.      Keynote – Encouraging Girls To Dream Big - Jill Officer              
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.      Conference Wrap Up

Optional post-conference sessions
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.      NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills - Sheldon Reynolds
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.      Female Centered Resistance Training - Jacquie Mazur & Brittany Bruinooge
*pre-registration required

Thanks to our sponsors

Access Credit Union      Grey Cup Legacy





Central Region Recreation Director Committee 


Leanne Traynor
Phone: 204-325-1550


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