Coaching Association of Canada

Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala



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. 

Location: Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire in the Wildrose Ballroom
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017 
Times: 6 pm to 7 pm: Cocktails, activation stations, dinner / 7 pm to 9 pm: Award presentations and dessert 
Dress Code: Business or Cocktail party attire with something silver or sparkly or both! Communicators welcomed.


Tickets* are included for all registered delegates of the 2017 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif Conference if you RSVP’d at the time of registration. You will receive your tickets at the conference registration desk upon check-in. *While quantities last

Additional tickets are also available for purchase online at a cost of $75 per person. Please click here to purchase tickets and register for the conference.

If you did not RSVP for the Awards Gala at the time of registration and would now like to attend, please email before October 20, 2017.

Tickets may be also be purchased online for non-delegates or guests at a cost of $75 per person before October 20, 2017

Globe Awards and Promotion is the official provider of the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala prizing and trophies


The CAC strives to recognize the tremendous contribution that coaches make to the Canadian sport system and to the success of Canadian athletes on and off the field of play. Our awards program spans the full spectrum of coaching roles from community coaching and peer mentorship to high performance and lifetime achievement.

Awards handed out at the Gala:
Geoff Gowan Award
Investors Group NCCP Coach Developer Awards
Jack Donohue Award
Sheila Robertson Award
Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards

2016 Award Winners

Geoff Gowan Award
Glenn Hoag - Volleyball
IG National NCCP Coach Developer Award
Andy van Neutegem - Wheelchair Rugby/Sports
Jack Donohue Award
Mark Smith, ChPC - Softball
Sheila Robertson Award
viaSport British Columbia

2016 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards

For the complete list of the 2016 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence award winners, please click here.