A member of the Winnipeg Rowing Club has been named the new general manger of the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba.
Jeff Powell will oversee the organization that helps athletes from Manitoba to achieve national and international sporting goals.
“No athlete stands on an international podium without a support structure that is also world-class,” said Powell, a former Olympian. “It’s our job and responsibility to support those athletes in their pursuits, and help play a part in elevating their performances.”
Powell captured gold medals at the World Rowing Championships in 2002 and 2003 as part of the Canadian Men’s Eight, and competed at the 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens.