Coaching Association of Canada

Networking and Social Events

Enjoy many opportunities to network and socialize with your fellow delegates at this year’s conference. There are always new people to meet as approximately 30% of delegates are first-timers attending the conference. Whether you are new, or returning, we guarantee you will make new friends and contacts.

Check out and take advantage of the following events open to all delegates during the conference.

Welcome Reception: Hudl’s Hunt
Presented by Hudl

Thursday, November 2
Starting at the Westin Calgary, follow the clues to find the next location!
16:00 – 19:30

We welcome you to kick off the 2017 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference with an exciting challenge open to all delegates.

Get ready to gear up for the biggest hunt of the year! Hudl’s Hunt will take delegates around downtown Calgary in search of clues. At each destination, teams must work together to complete a series of challenges, and only when the tasks are complete will they learn of their next checkpoint. You’ll want to make it to the finish line – because we’ll have a celebratory bash and our annual pick-up basketball game waiting for you!

Dress code: Hudl’s Hunt will take delegates outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather, and bring your athletic gear!

Activities include:

  • Grab a refreshment while networking with your fellow delegates at the end of an exciting first day. Buses will be available for those choosing not to participate in Hudl’s Hunt.
  • A unique scavenger hunt experience through downtown Calgary; follow the clues to find your next checkpoint. Delegates will be rewarded with refreshments at the finish line!
  • Got game? All delegates are invited to lace up for the annual pick-up basketball game at the Repsol Sports Centre from 7:30pm-9:00pm.

TeamSnap Coaches Lounge
Presented by TeamSnap

South Foyer
Open daily during the conference

The TeamSnap Coaches Lounge welcomes all delegates during the conference to enjoy a comfy rest, take advantage of the complimentary WiFi, and connect with other delegates. You’re welcome to enjoy refreshments and great networking in the TeamSnap Coaches Lounge. C’mon in!

Be sure to also check out the trade show exhibitor kiosks during the refreshment breaks throughout the conference.

Putting Research into Action!
Research Symposium

Thursday, November 2
Bow Valley
8:30 – 11:30

Enjoy a series of presentations by Canada’s leading researchers in coach development and empowerment! Each presentation will be followed by a short Q&A period.

2017 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala
Presented by Petro-Canada

Friday, November 3
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
Wildrose Ballroom
18:00 – 21:00

Join us as we journey to infinity and beyond and highlight the incredible achievements of our athletes’ coaches; this year’s award recipients are Out of This World!

At the 2017 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala look forward to an evening of celebration as we take you on a voyage of discovery celebrating star coaches whose athletes’ sky-rocketed to the top of the podium. From cosmic cocktails to an extra-terrestrial atmosphere, this year’s Awards Gala will provide the perfect atmosphere for star-gazing with Canada’s top coaches.

Captain Kirk has nothing on these honourees – they have boldly gone where few others have gone before.

Ticket included with delegate registration:
All #SLS17 conference delegates receive one ticket to the 2017 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala as part of their registration.

Awards Gala After-Party
Friday, November 3
Barley Mill Pub, right next to the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire!
201 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB
21:00 - late

Join your friends and colleagues for an after-party following the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala. This is your chance to celebrate and congratulate the best and brightest! If you opted out of the Awards Gala, no problem! Meet up with everyone post-awards for an informal and fun get-together. Come as you are.

Stay Connected

Connect on Social Media

Get ready for #SLS17! Be on the lookout for conference updates and social media activity before and during the conference.

  • Like the CAC on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter @CAC_ACE
  • Conference Hashtag: #SLS17

SMSNet Text Messaging
Register to the #SLS17 text messaging service to stay connected with event alerts, seminar updates, and social reminders.

  • To receive text message reminders in English, text the word SPORT to 767638.
  • To receive text message reminders in French, text the word SPORTIF to 767638.

This is a private network – your privacy is assured.

Post-Conference Survey
The CAC will survey delegates by email following the #SLS17 conference. Your feedback, suggestions, and ideas help us improve the conference in the future. Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to our survey.

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Hall at