The Cal Botterill Lecture
Thank you for attending the 10th anniversary edition of the Cal Botterill Lecture, featuring guest speaker Sébastien Sasseville!
About The Cal Botterill Legacy Lecture
The Cal Botterill Lecture is an annual event where we bring in a speaker to inspire and strengthen our community. The aim is for the person to share their wisdom and experience, and also to allow us an opportunity to continue to grow as a sport community.
The lecture series was established in 2007 by Director of Sport Psychology at the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba, Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, the year Dr. Cal Botterill retired from teaching at the University of Winnipeg. Throughout his career, Dr. Botterill brought professionals to share knowledge with the sport community throughout Manitoba. The annual lecture series began in order to honour and continue his tradition.
The evening includes the presentation of the Jim Henderson dedicated service award in health and performance psychology, presented to a professional with a distinguished history of service provision.
- Sébastien Sasseville (2016 – Peak Performance: Aim High, Go Far)
- Dr. Gloria Balague (2015 — Lessons from a lifetime of consulting with the world’s best athletes)
- Chandra Crawford/Jill Officer (2014 — Sustainable High Performance)
- Peter Jensen (2013 — The Inside Edge)
- Marcel Lacroix (2012 — Relentless Pursuit of Excellence)
- Paul Estabrooks/Maureen Weiss (2011 — Be Inspired)
- Curt Tribble (2010 — Living Excellence)
- Alex Baumann/Pierre LaFontaine (2009 — Sport Excellence Series)
- Jennifer Botterill (2008 — Defining Moments)
- Terry Orlick (2007 — Making a Difference)
Past award recipients:
Dr. Cal Botterill (2016), Dr. Leisha Strachan (2015), Dr. Melanie Gregg (2014), Mr. Aman Hussain (2013), Mr. Scott Erickson (2012), Ms. Amanda Rach (2011), Dr. Roger Friesen (2010), Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood (2009), Mr. Jason Brooks (2008), Mr. Tom Patrick (2007).
About Dr. Cal Botterill
Cal Botterill is part of an active family. His wife, Doreen (a two-time Olympian Speed skater) is a former elementary school physical education teacher at Brock Corydon School in Winnipeg. Their daughter Jennifer (a graduate of Harvard University) is a three-time gold and silver Olympic medallist, a five-time World Champion and NCAA Champion in hockey. Their son Jason (an MBA graduate of The University of Michigan) is a three-time World Junior Champion, a NCAA Champion and the current General Manager for the Buffalo Sabres.
Striving to develop and maintain perspective played a huge role as the family grew up in Wildwood Park (Winnipeg, MB), traveled and explored the world’s opportunities. Cal has been part of Canadian Teams at eight different Olympic Games, and has consulted for five NHL teams (including the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers). Cal has received teaching excellence awards at both the University of Winnipeg and the University of Calgary.
Cal has enjoyed opportunities to contribute in medicine, business, health, education, emergency professions, performing arts and the media. He has championed interactive learning via technology and maintained a strong interest in global and personal issues. As the author of hundreds of articles, books, videos and presentations, Cal has helped popularize health and performance psychology. Nature, family and professional colleagues play a huge role in his perspective.
Jim Henderson Dedicated Service Award
The delivery of sport psychology services in the Province of Manitoba has a distinguished history of professionals. In order to begin to honour this legacy, and to recognize the invaluable contributions of the service providers, CSCM and SportPsych Manitoba have collaborated to present an annual dedicated service award in honour of Mr. Jim Henderson.
A call for nominations will be sent out each year. Nominations for 2017 will be due next fall. The recipient will be notified of the selection and recognized for their accomplishment at the annual Cal Botterill Legacy lecture. Download the nomination form.
A committee including Mr. Jim Henderson, Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, Dr. Cal Botterill, the past award winner and one ad hoc member will select the recipient of the Dedicated Service Award.
The recipient will receive a small token of appreciation, and their name will be engraved on a large plaque that will be on display in the CSCM resource library.
The recipient will also be asked to contribute an applied piece for distribution in the Sport Psychology Manitoba newsletter and the CSCM website. This information will also be forwarded to coaches and athletes via listserv and/or email. This piece will be created in collaboration with the selection committee and is meant to provide applied information to the athletes and coaches in the province of Manitoba.
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