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CANADA’S COACHING STARS CELEBRATED AT THE PETRO-CANADA SPORT LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA


Canada’s coaches and sport administrators were honoured at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala, hosted by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), on Friday night, November 13, 2015 at the Delta Winnipeg hotel.

The gala recognizes Canada’s most dedicated, inspiring, and successful coaches. Annually, award recipients are honoured for exemplifying the values and competencies of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and for their influence in positively shaping the Canadian sport community. The event was emceed by multi-Paralympic Games medalists Elisabeth Walker-Young and Stephanie Dixon, respectively Chef de Mission and Assistant Chef de Mission at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games.

This year’s winners included 17 coaches who represented Canada at the 2015 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Los Angeles, CA, USA. They are:

Jason Agnew: Athletics

Debbie Boycott: Rhythmic Gymnastics

Dona Cade: Bocce

Deborah Carter: Athletics

Claudette Faubert: Athletics

Margaret French: 10-Pin Bowling

Mario Inkel: 10-Pin Bowling

Ross MacIntosh: Powerlifting

Alain Maille: Swimming

Nicola McGovern: Golf

Lorena Mead: Softball

Aleila Miller: Athletics

Rebecca Norton: 10-Pin Bowling

Tom Norton: Athletics

Ian Olive: Softball

Jackie Powell: Swimming

Kelly Zackodnik: Athletics