2019 Canada Winter Games Apprentice Coach Programs

Thursday, 3rd May 2018

The Canada Games Council is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Canada Games Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program (ACCP) and Women in Coaching Program.

 

“We are proud to support and develop the 2019 Canada Games apprentice coaches through continued National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) education,” says Lorraine Lafrenière, CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada. “This is an important program, which targets increased participation for Indigenous and women coaches.”

 

The AACP is a partnership between the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASBs), the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The program provides the opportunity for each Province and Territory to send 2 coaches of aboriginal ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.

 

“The Aboriginal Sport Circle is very proud of the inclusive partnership that was developed, in order to provide support and professional development opportunities to the Aboriginal Apprentice Coaches that will attend the 2019 Canada Games. Thank you to the CGC, CAC and PTCRs for their ongoing support of the AACP. “ Heather Kaulbach, Executive Director, Aboriginal Sport Circle.

 

Below is the list of apprentice coaches taking part in the AACP:

 

Province

Candidate

Sport

NL

Trent Pennell

Badminton

QC

Paul Vollant

Men's Hockey

MB

Ocean Albert

Badminton

MB

Scott Antaya

Hockey

AB

Perry Sawyer

Boxing

AB

Anne-Marie Behnke

Figure Skating

BC

Jennifer Gilligan

Women's Hockey

BC

Curtis Smecher

Archery

NU

Murteza Dareshshopipour

Badminton

SK

Vernon J Linklater

Boxing

PE

Logen Lewis

Archery

NT

Lori Rutherford

Biathlon

NT

Neco Towtongie

Hockey

YK

Michael Tuton

Hockey

YK

Sarah Walz

Archery

 

 

 

The Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program (WiCAP) is a partnership between the PTCRs, the CGC, and the CAC. This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send two female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.

 

“We have heard from apprentice coaches who have been involved with these programs in the past that it's an incredibly valuable experience,” says Tom Quinn, Canada Games Council Chairman. “These apprentice coaches will be mentored under top level coaches in their respective sport disciplines and will have direct involvement in preparation and competition.”

 

Below is the list of apprentice coaches taking part in the Women in Coachin Program.
 

Province

Candidate

Sport

AB

Katya Dittrich

Biathlon

AB

Alanna Butler

Cross Country Skiing

BC

Jennifer Gibson

Long Track Speed Skating

BC

Andrea Stapff

Cross Country Skiing

MB

Mary Prendergast

Speed Skating

MB

Amanda Pierson

Gymnastics

NB

Sandrine Caron

Cross Country Skiing

NB

Cathleen Trafton

Alpine Ski

NL

Nancy Oliver

Badminton

NL

Julie Blanchette

Gymnastics

NS

Kirsti Mason

Ringette

NS

Shauna Neary

Hockey

NU

Lisa Kresky

Gymnastics

ON

Ally Dandy

Alpine

ON

Angele Caporicci

Biathlon

PE

Sami Senter

Women’s Hockey

PE

Caitlin Campbell

Biathlon

QC

Élaine Allard

Wheelchair Basketball

QC

Marie-Pierre Parent

Biathlon

SK

Mel Brockman

Ringette

SK

Tasje Sharron

Figure Skating

NWT

Whitney Weaver

Judo

NWT

Tehnille Gard

Hockey

For more information about the AACP click here

For more information about the Women in Coaching Program click here.