Coaching Association of Canada

Networking and Social Events

Be sure to take advantage of the multiple networking opportunities to connect 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 at #SLS18!

  • Off-site Networking Events

    Welcome Reception: A Beer & Food Pairing Experience
    Thursday, November 8th
    Lowertown Brewery
    73 York Street
    4:00pm – 7:00pm

    Join us in ex-beer-iencing Ottawa, with an award-winning combination: live music, craft beer, and delicious eats. This year’s Welcome Reception is a must-attend for craft beer enthusiasts and foodies alike. Delegates will have the opportunity to sample different beers from the Lowertown Brewery, take in some live music, and get to know their peers!

    Beer not your thing? We’ve got you covered with a variety of other refreshment options.

    Pick-up Basketball Game
    All delegates are invited to lace up for the annual pick-up basketball game.

    Thursday, November 8th
    Routhier Community Centre
    172 Guigues Avenue
    7:30pm – 9:30pm

    Players will have access to showers and change rooms at the facility.

    2018 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala
    Presented by Petro-Canada
    Friday, November 9th
    Centre Shaw Centre
    Ottawa Salon (Level 2)
    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    At the 2018 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala, prepare for a glittering evening in LE PALAIS DE GLACE as we shine the spotlight on Canada’s top coaches. Come and enjoy a flurry of frozen festivities, delicious polar plates, and the unique arctic atmosphere. Memories from this year’s Awards Gala are sure to be frozen in time!

    Tickets are included for all registered delegates of the 2018 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference if you RSVP’d at the time of registration (while quantities last). You will receive your ticket at the conference registration desk upon check-in.

    Awards Gala After-Party
    Friday, November 9th
    Métropolitain Brasserie, a short 3-minute walk down the road!
    700 Sussex Drive
    9:00pm – late

    Join your friends and colleagues at the 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.

  • On-site Conference Networking Opportunities

    Conference Recess sponsored by Richmond Sport Hosting
    Friday, November 9th
    Confederation Foyer
    3:00pm – 4:00pm

    Join your peers for a great networking opportunity! Complimentary beverages and appetizers will be served.

    TeamSnap Coaches Lounge
    Presented by TeamSnap

    Confederation Foyer
    Open daily during the conference.

    The TeamSnap Coaches Lounge is THE place to be when it comes to connecting with your peers! Take advantage of the relaxing networking space, grab a cup of coffee, have an impromptu meeting, or catch-up with an old friend.

    RA Head2Head Activity Zone
    Presented by The RA

    Confederation Foyer
    Open daily during the conference.

    For #SLS18, we’re taking networking to a whole new level in the RA Head2Head Activity Zone! This is one area you won’t want to miss – come for the interactive games, and stay for the networking.

    Trade Show
    Confederation Foyer
    Open daily during the conference.

    The trade show at #SLS18 already has over 18 exhibitors confirmed. Stop by each booth to learn about the organizations, make new connections, and take advantage of the awesome swag.

    Confirmed Exhibitors:

    • Adup Display
    • Atrium Innovations as Klean Athlete
    • Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)
    • Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
    • Canucks Autism Network
    • CareerJoy
    • Checklick
    • Coaching Association of Canada
    • Globe Awards and Promotions
    • HeadStartPro
    • Jumpstart
    • NAV Centre
    • Parachute Canada
    • PRIVIT Inc.
    • Red Bull Canada
    • Richmond Sport Hosting
    • Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
    • Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC)
    • Sport For Life
    • Sport Law & Strategy
    • UBC High Performance Coaching
    • Westmont Hospitality Group
    • What Not to Yell Inc.


    RA Pathway to Certification Challenge
    Presented by The RA

    Complete the nine tasks listed on your transcript, in the order of your choosing, and move from In-training, to Trained, and then Certified status.

    Be sure to submit your completed transcript to the RA Head2Head Activity Zone to be entered into the grand prize draw. Transcripts must be submitted by 8:30am on Saturday, November 10th.

    Graphic Recording

    Back by popular demand: a graphic recording artist will be in all plenary sessions! Graphic Recording creates a fantastic visual image of each session, leaving delegates with a lasting memory of #SLS18. Check out some of the #SLS17 graphic recordings for a taste of what’s to come.


  • Stay Connected at #SLS18

    Conference App
    Presented by TeamSnap

    Delegates will receive an email prior to the conference inviting them to join the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif team by downloading the TeamSnap application. Stay tuned for your invite email!

    The TeamSnap app is your go-to electronic resource to view the schedule, communicate with your peers, and share event experiences.

    Complimentary Wifi Access
    Sponsored by Québec City Business Destination

    The Québec City Business Destination will be keeping you connected all conference long! Use the following login credentials to access the complimentary wifi services at the Westin Ottawa:

         Network: SportLeadershipsportif
         Password: quebec2020

    Simultaneous Translation
    Sponsored by Elite Communication

    Simultaneous translation services will be available in all plenary sessions throughout the conference.

    Connect on Social Media

    Get ready for #SLS18! Be on the lookout for conference updates and social media activity before, during, and after the conference.

         - Like the CAC on Facebook: Coaching Association of Canada
         - Follow us on Twitter @CAC_ACE
         - Follow us on Instagram @coach_ca

    Official Conference Hashtag: #SLS18

    SMSnet Text Messaging Service

    Register for the #SLS18 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.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer White at