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 every year about 30% of delegates are conference rookies. 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.

Official Conference “Winnipeg Welcome” Reception

Sponsored by Tourism Winnipeg and the City of Winnipeg
Thursday, November 12
16:00 – 18:00
RBC Convention Centre

Welcome to Winnipeg!
Tourism Winnipeg and the City of Winnipeg welcome you to kick off the 2015 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference with a fun hospitality event open to all delegates. Enjoy refreshments, and entertainment, while networking with your fellow delegates immediately following an exciting first day of the conference.

You will also have an opportunity to browse a collection of posters to discover the latest findings in coaching research. Participants can speak directly with researchers to learn more about their leading-edge projects and findings.

Remembrance Day Ceremony

The City of Winnipeg will be offering various activities in the city to honour Remembrance Day. However, if delegates are onsite for the conference on November 11th, the RBC Convention Centre will be hosting their own ceremony on the third floor in Halls A & B. Doors open to the public at 9:30am with seating available until 10:30am. The ceremony will run from 10:40am to 1:00pm.

TeamSnap Coaches Lounge

RBC Convention Centre, ground floor
Open daily during the conference

The TeamSnap Coaches Lounge welcomes all delegates during the conference to enjoy a comfy rest, access complimentary WiFi, recharge their mobile device, and connect with other delegates. The TeamSnap team welcomes you to enjoy refreshments and great networking in the TeamSnap Coaches Lounge. C’mon in!

Trade Show

RBC Convention Centre, East Concourse, ground floor
Open daily during the conference

Be sure to stop by each exhibitor kiosk during the refreshment breaks throughout the conference.

Pick-up Basketball Game

Presented by Coaching Manitoba
Thursday, November 12
19:00 – 21: 00
YMCA (downtown)
301 Vaughn Street (8 minute walk from the Delta Winnipeg – click for Google Maps link)

Got game?
All delegates are invited to get a sweat on and join in a pick-up basketball game held at the downtown YMCA. Make your own teams or come as an individual and you will be assigned a team. Bring a white t-shirt, a coloured t-shirt, your sneakers, and join the on-court fun!

Cost is $4 per player at the door.

5km Early-morning Run

Presented by Coaching Manitoba
Friday, November 13
6:45 AM
Meet in lobby of the Delta Winnipeg

Enjoy a brisk start to your day?
Calling all Runners! Kick-off your Friday morning with a 5km run and check out Winnipeg on foot. A local Winnipegger will lead you on a beautiful route from downtown Winnipeg which will bring you to The Forks and past the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and back to the Delta Winnipeg.

Awards Gala After-Party

Friday, November 13
Tavern United Powerhouse Pub, 345 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg
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! Keep the night going, raise a few glasses, and continue to honour our coaching stars of the evening! If you opted out of the Awards Gala, no problem! Meet up with everyone post-awards at the after-party for an informal and fun get-together. Come as you are.

SMSNet Text Messaging Service 

Stay connected with event alerts, seminar updates and social reminders and register to the #SLS15 text messaging service. 

  • 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. 

Stay Connected

WiFi Access
Visit the Coaches Lounge, to access a complimentary WiFi Hot Spot or to charge your mobile device.

Connect on Social Media
Get ready for #SLS15. Be on the lookout for conference updates and weekly social media activity before the conference. We have a live Twitter feed during the conference. We want to hear from you! Like the CAC on Facebook and follow us on our new conference-only Twitter account.

For full conference schedule, please click here.


If you have any questions, please contact Karen Norris, Manager of Events at