The Canada Games Council is pleased to announce the list of apprentice coaches who will participate in the 2017 Canada Games Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program and Women in Coaching Program.
“Congratulations to the 32 apprentice coaches, and their mentor coaches, in being selected to represent their province and sport at the Canada Games. Collectively, these individuals reflect the passion and dedication of Canada's rising coaches who are committed to building their expertise through the apprenticeship programs to support Canada's athletes", said Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). “The CAC is proud to partner with the Canada Games Council and our Provincial and Territorial partners in the development of the coaches.”
The Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program (AACP) is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCR), the Canada Games Council (CGC) and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The program provides the opportunity for each Province and Territory to send two coaches of aboriginal ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.
Below is the list of apprentice coaches taking part in the AACP:
PEI - Dave Benton, Baseball
NB - Athena Francis-Savoie, Athletics
QC - Mary Rock-Picard, Volleyball
ON - Natasha Frank, Athletics
Amy Wilson-Hands, Volleyball
MB - Ryan Borody, Baseball
Harley Garrioch, Male softball
SK - Jennie Waldner, Soccer
BC - Shawn Coupland, Basketball
NWT - Cheyenne Lafferty. Volleyball
The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program (WiC) is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send two female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.
Below is the list of apprentice coaches taking part in the WiC program:
YT - Lisa-Marie Vowk, Athletics
AB - Ruby Tang, Diving
Robyn Webster, Athletics
QC - Julie Casselman, Soccer
Fanny Pouliot-Savary, Beach Volleyball
NB - Lauren Hale-Miller, Volleyball
Elise Hachee, Swimming
NL - Jamie Lake, Wrestling
Catherine Ducey, Volleyball
BC - Allison McMillan, Softball
Jennika Efford, Swimming
MB - Haley Fisher, Athletics
Tara Nykoluk, Softball
NS - Tracy Brown, Rowing
Nicole Kenney, Athletics
PEI - Heather Mackinnon, Rowing
Lorena Ellis, Wrestling
ON - Jamie Bell, Rowing
Cheyanne Farquharson, Canoe Kayak
SK - Jana Klein, Diving
Lauren Ritchie, Rowing
NWT - Amy Allan, Soccer
Individuals in these programs will have the chance to be mentored under top level coaches in their respective sport discipline.
“The purpose of the Canada Games apprentice coach programs is to provide aboriginal and women coaches with a practical and integrated major national multi-sport games experience,” says Tom Quinn Canada Games Council Chairman. "These coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program.”
For more information about the Women in Coaching Program visit - coach.ca
For more information about the AACP please visit - coach.ca
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About the Canada Games
Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967. The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity.
The 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg are the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games and will be held from July 28th to August 13th.
The 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer will be held from February 15th to March 3rd.
The organization of the Canada Games is made possible thanks to the contribution and support of the Government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, host municipalities and the Canada Games Council.
About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. For more information, please visit www.coach.ca or follow the CAC on Twitter and on Facebook.