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Sport Manitoba Opens Phase 2 of The Canada Games Sport for Life Centre

Sport Manitoba Opens Phase 2 of The Canada Games Sport for Life Centre

Sport for Life Centre
Phase 2 of the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre opened today. (SPORT MANITOBA)

The Canada Games Sport for Life Centre is ready for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Sport Manitoba officially opened Phase 2 of the centre—the 124,000 square foot Qualico Training Centre—Tuesday morning.

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Desiree Scott Hosting Third Annual Soccer Camp for Girls

Desiree Scott Hosting Third Annual Soccer Camp for Girls

Desiree Scott Soccer Camp
The KidSport Winnipeg Desiree Scott Soccer Camp is October 29-30. (HANDOUT)
Fresh off her bronze medal performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, soccer star and Winnipeg native Desiree Scott will hold her third annual soccer camp in support of KidSport Winnipeg.

“We are back for the third year running and coming home and doing this event is something I truly look forward to,” said Scott.

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Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Eight

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Eight

Manitoba Sports Hall of FameThe Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame has added eight new inductees to its roster.

The 36th annual induction ceremonies held over the weekend saw the inclusion of one team, five athletes, and two builders.

“The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame inductions are an important celebration for amateur sport in our province,” said Laurel Read, interim CEO of Sport Manitoba.

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Alexander Steen Partners to Help Kids Enroll in Sports

Alexander Steen Partners to Help Kids Enroll in Sports

By David Klassen

Alexander Steen - St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Blues’ Alexander Steen (20) scores the game-winning goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) during the shootout in NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, February 26, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

KidSport Winnipeg has formed a partnership with St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen.

The Winnipeg-born NHL star was in the city Saturday to announce the working relationship along with Great Big Adventure.

Steen is the owner of the 12,000-square-foot family entertainment centre, which opened in 2013.

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Feds Spending $3M on Canada Games Sport for Life Centre

Feds Spending $3M on Canada Games Sport for Life Centre

Qualico Training Centre
The future Canada Games Sport for Life Centre on Pacific Avenue.

WINNIPEG — Ottawa is providing up to $10.35 million over three years to the 2017 Canada Games host society.

A new training facility in Winnipeg will see $3 million from the fund for the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre.

“We’re pleased to see the federal government’s continuing support for the Canada Games and commitment to funding sport and athlete development,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, president and CEO of the 2017 Canada Games Host Society.

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Sport for Life Centre Receives Qualico Contribution

Sport for Life Centre Receives Qualico Contribution

By Brian Schultz

Sport ManitobaWINNIPEG– Sport Manitoba has received a contribution from Qualico to help build a new training centre.

Known as the Qualico Training Centre, the 120,000-square-foot addition to the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre is a key legacy project for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

“We are tremendously grateful for Qualico’s support of our capital campaign,” said Paul Robson, the campaign’s co-chair. “Qualico’s generosity will create significant lasting impacts as we continue to positively build our communities and neighborhoods through sport. While our private capital campaign has been successful, additional support is still required.”

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Sport Manitoba Creates Athlete Development Position in Brandon

Sport Manitoba Creates Athlete Development Position in Brandon

Sport ManitobaSport Manitoba has hired a new coach/athlete development coordinator for rural Manitoba.

Brittany Bruinooge, a kinesiology graduate from the University of Manitoba, will be stationed in Brandon.

Bruinooge is a certified athletic therapist and CSEP personal trainer.

“We undertook a significant review of the services and programs we were delivering in Rural Manitoba and we discovered a real need for the support this new coach/athlete development coordinator position will provide,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, president and CEO Sport Manitoba.

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Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Two Manitoba Athletes, Team

Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Two Manitoba Athletes, Team

By Brian Schultz

1954 Winnipeg Rams
The 1954 Winnipeg Rams (HANDOUT)

Two athletes and a team will be inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame this spring.

George Wilson will be inducted posthumously in the all round category for his key role in the basketball dynasty of the 1920s and 30s that was the Winnipeg Toilers.

Nick Miller will be inducted as an athlete in football. Miller excelled in soccer, basketball and football and won four Grey Cups with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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Sport Manitoba Receives Imagine Canada Accreditation

Sport Manitoba Receives Imagine Canada Accreditation

By Brian Schultz

Sport ManitobaSport Manitoba has received accreditation by Imagine Canada under its national standards program.

The organization is an umbrella for Canada’s charities and non-profits and announced Sport Manitoba in the latest group of 16 organizations to be accredited.

The standards program is a set of shared standards for charities and non-profits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement.

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