2020 Night of Champions Award Winners Celebrating sports excellence in

Media Release
March 21, 2020
2020 Night of Champions Award Winners Celebrating sports excellence in Manitoba 
March 21, 2020 (Winnipeg, MB) – As Sport Manitoba’s Night of Champions was cancelled to reduce the public health risks associated with COVID-19, Sport Manitoba recognized and celebrated the deserving athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers who were nominees and winners on its website and social media channels (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) this evening. Sport Manitoba Award Recipients:  
Official of the Year
Darek Mikita – Table Tennis – Winnipeg

Outstanding Volunteer
Christopher Chapman – Winnipeg
 
Outstanding Youth Volunteer
Jacob Morlock-Tellier – Winnipeg
 
Sport Manitoba Performance Male Junior Athlete of the Year
Austin Taylor – Archery – Winnipeg
 
Sport Manitoba Performance Female Junior Athlete of the Year
Alexa Scott – Speed Skating – Clandeboye
 
Club Regent Casino & Event Centre Male Open Athlete of the Year
Tyler Mislawchuk – Triathlon – Oak Bluff
 
Club Regent Casino & Event Centre Female Open Athlete of the Year
Kristen Campbell – Hockey – Brandon
 
Calm Air Junior Team of the Year
16U SHOCK Volleyball Club – Volleyball
 
Konica Minolta Open Team of the Year
Winnipeg Blue Bombers – Football

Club Regent Casino & Event Centre Female Coach of the Year
Tanya Pilat – Figure Skating – West St. Paul

Club Regent Casino & Event Centre Male Coach of the Year
Garth Goodbrandson – Golf – Winnipeg
 
Nominee Bios
The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council also recognized their athletes and volunteers of the year:
 
Manitoba Aboriginal Female Athlete of the Year Heaven Moneyas – Multi-Sport – Lake St. Martin First Nation
Manitoba Aboriginal Male Athlete of the Year
Conner Roulette – Hockey – Misipawistik Cree Nation

Manitoba Aboriginal Male Volunteer of the Year
Mike Sutherland – Peguis First Nation

Manitoba Aboriginal Female Volunteer of the Year
Emma Bear – Peguis First Nation
Quotes
“Manitoba has so many remarkable examples of outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials. These awards are an exciting and important way of recognizing and celebrating their accomplishments and contributions to sport. As we reflect on their achievements, I want to say congratulations to all the deserving nominees and winners.”
Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO, Sport Manitoba
About Sport Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located at 145 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in the province and is responsible for programs including the Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba HydroSport Manitoba CoachingTeam ManitobaManitoba Sports Hall of FameFit Kids Healthy Kids, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Manitoba ClinicSport Manitoba PerformanceSport Manitoba Fitness Centre, and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.
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Communications Coordinator, Sport Manitoba
office: 204-925-5614
cell: 204-290-7630
sam.cortes@sportmanitoba.ca