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Presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

The Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Awards presented by Manitoba Liquor  & Lotteries aim to recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements and significant contributions coaches have made to their athletes and their sport through coaching.

The award does not reflect the accomplishments and contributions of a coach in any one year, rather the awards are designed to acknowledge the contributions a coach has made to his/her sport and athletes over a number of years.

The 2014 Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Awards presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries were held April 6th at McPhillips Station Casino.

2014 Award Winners

Peter Dick Award (School System Category)
Brian Plett, Volleyball - Winnipeg
Vince Leah Memorial Award (Active Start/Fundamentals Category)
Pam MacDonald, Cross Country Ski - Kenora
Active for Life Award
Pal Temesvari, Swimming - Winnipeg
Dr. Jack Hunt Memorial Award (Learn to Train/Train to Train Category)
Jerry Mosiondz, Hockey – Swan River
Peter Williamson Memorial Award (Train to Compete/Train to Win Category)
Tom Hainey, Swimming – Winnipeg
The IMPACT Male and Female Coaches of the Year presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries nominees are selected from the nominees of the Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Awards. They winners will be announced at Sport Manitoba's annual awards show: Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken Producers.  
Night of Champions
Monday, April 28, 2014
7:30 pm
The Fairmont Winnipeg
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Manitoba Aboriginal Coaching Awards

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council recognized the winners of the 2014 Manitoba Aboriginal Coaching Awards.  Congratulations to Farron Cochrane (Peguis – Hockey) and Trisha Wilson (Peguis – Wrestling).


For more information including biographies for the winners listed above as well as all our nominees please click here 

International and Long Standing Awards

Sport Manitoba also honoured Manitoba coaches who have coached at international events in the previous year as well as individuals who have been coaching a minimum of 25 years in the province.  Please find a full listing here.

Event Photo Album

View photos from the event here  


Fundamentals (Grassroots) Athletes - Vince Leah Memorial Award
Individuals who coach grassroots athletes of any age. The coaching environment at this level is primarily non-competitive, with an emphasis on participation and having fun.

Learn to Train-Train to Train (Developmental) Athletes - Dr. Jack Hunt Memorial Award
Coaches who are responsible for athletes developing competitive skills and preparing for competition (i.e. regional, provincial or Canada Games).

Train to Compete-Train to Win (High Performance) Athletes - Peter Williamson Memorial Award
Coaches who primarily work with athletes that compete at the national or international level.

School System Athletes - Peter Dick Award
These coaches are paid employees of a school (ie. teacher, guidance counselor, principal) who coach as an extra-curricular activity. This award is open to those individuals who coach at all grade levels from elementary through middle years and high school.


Years of Service Recognition
Coaches who have dedicated a minimum of 25 years to coaching at any level. To be recognized for this award, the coach must be nominated through their Provincial Sport Organization.

International Coach Recognition

Manitoba coaches who have coached at International Events in the previous year. The coach must have coached an International Event, in Canada or overseas.


To be eligible to receive a Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Award, coaches must:

1. Coach amateur athletes.
2. Be actively coaching at the time of the nomination.
3. Have a minimum five (5) years coaching experience in Manitoba.
4. Be, at minimum, a fully certified Level 1/Introduction to Competition Coach with the National Coaching Certification Program (Technical, Theory & Practical). Please contact Coaching Manitoba if you are unsure as to whether the coach you are nominating is a fully certified Level 1 Coach.
5. The nominated coach must consent to the nomination.
6. The nominated coach, if chosen as a finalist, must consent to a video recording or provide suitable photos/video footage of a practice for the awards presentation.

For nomination details please click here.

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