2019 Canada Winter Games Apprentice Coach Programs

2019 Canada Winter Games
Publication date: 
May 4th, 2018

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