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2019 Canada Winter Games Apprentice Coach Programs

The Canada Games Council announced the launch of the 2019 Canada Games Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program (ACCP) and Women in Coaching Program yesterday.  Sport North is proud to have two Aborigincal Apprenticeship coaches in the program, Lori Rutherford, Biathlon and Neco Towtongie, Hockey.

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.

Click to see the full press release from The Canada Games Council.

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