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:
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 Coaching Program.
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.