Manitoba’s top coaches were honoured Sunday as Sport Manitoba handed out its Coaching Manitoba Excellence Awards.
The annual event recognizes 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 and CEO Jeff Hnatiuk. “They make a valuable contribution to the community and are worthy of the honour and recognition.”
This year’s award winners are:
Vince Leah Memorial Award
Brigitte Smutny, Sailing, Winnipeg
Dr. Jack Hunt Memorial Award
Andy Tough, Athletics, Winnipeg
Peter Williamson Memorial Award
Bill Johnson, Wheelchair Basketball, Winnipeg
Peter Dick Award
Don Thomson, Basketball, Brandon
The awards were handed out during a packed brunch at McPhillips Station Casino.