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.
Below is the list of apprentice coaches taking part in the AACP:
|QC||Paul Vollant||Men's Hockey|
|AB||Anne-Marie Behnke||Figure Skating|
|BC||Jennifer Gilligan||Women's Hockey|
|SK||Vernon J Linklater||Boxing|