NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
Manitoba is rich with countless remarkable sport people of all ages with amazing stories of success, service and dedication. We have young individual athletes and teams garnering national and international attention for their athletic abilities, volunteers of all ages dedicating their time to ensure a brighter, stronger amateur sport system in Manitoba, officials who guarantee decorum and fair play, and coaches who lead, develop, and mentor Manitobans who participate in sport.
2012 Manitoba Lotteries Female Coach of the Year – Brigitte Smutny – Sailing
Coaching Excellence Award Winners
Manitoba coaches will be honoured on April 7, 2013 for their contribution to sport, leadership, personal development and coaching effectiveness.
The Coaching Manitoba Excellence Awards presented by Manitoba Lotteries are an annual event established to celebrate Manitobaâs best coaches. These awards are designed to acknowledge the contributions coaches have made to their sport and athletes over a number of years.
Coaches are a pivotal part of the amateur sport system while serving as role models and teachers for our youth, said Sport Manitoba President & CEO Jeff Hnatiuk. They make a valuable contribution to the community and are worthy of the honour and recognition.
Todays event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate coaches, their passion and commitment, to both the sport and their athlete. As presenting sponsor, Manitoba Lotteries congratulates the 2012 award recipients, said Winston Hodgins, President and CEO. Coaches play an important influential role that goes beyond technique or trophies. We thank all coaches in our province for the positive impact they have to Manitoba’s sporting community.
Congratulations 2004 winner: Brigitte Smutny – Sailing – Dr. Jack Hunt Memorial Award
Congratulations 2012 winner: Brigitte Smutny – Sailing – Vince Leah Memorial Award