Winnipeg, MB – On Friday, September 23, the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (CSCM) is hosting an event to recognize Manitoba’s 2016 Olympic and Paralympic athletes. This “Victory Lap” celebration dinner, sponsored by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, will include a Q&A session with the athletes in attendance, facilitated by Dan Lett of the Winnipeg Free Press.
“It has been a banner year for our province at the Rio Summer Games,” says Jeff Powell, CSCM general manager. “In addition to the nearly two dozen support team members from Manitoba, there are 11 Olympians and five Paralympians with a local connection. CSCM has had the privilege of working with some of these individuals, and we’d like to give the broader community a chance to more formally recognize their efforts and achievements.”
“The Victory Lap celebration is an opportunity for us to celebrate and thank the Manitoba athletes who competed at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. They give us a reason to join together and cheer for Canada as they put their best efforts forward on the world stage,” says Janine Stephens (Hanson), IMPACT Ambassador for Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. “I always felt I had a little extra support from Manitobans as there were so few of us on Team Canada. This year Manitoba had athletes, para-athletes, officials and coaches all travelling to Rio. They deserve to be celebrated!”
Victory Lap Celebration Dinner
Friday, September 23 | Hudson Room, McPhillips Street Station
6 p.m. Cocktails, 7 p.m. Dinner | Tickets $100 (partial tax receipt available)
Purchase tickets online at bit.ly/VictoryLapSept23. Or join organizations like Qualico and RBC Royal Bank Foundation in purchasing a corporate table. Email email@example.com for more information.
The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (CSCM) was created as one of the many legacies of the 1999 Pan American Games held in Winnipeg. Today, CSCM is the hub for high performance sport in Manitoba. A proud member of the Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, CSCM works to provide a world-class, multi-sport daily training environment for athletes and coaches through integrated services and programs in the fields of physiology, strength and conditioning, nutrition, psychology and support services.
For more information, contact:
General Manager, Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba
Direct Line: 204.474.7148 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba acknowledges that our offices are situated on Treaty 1 Land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibway-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
The Treaties made on these territories are respected by all those who work at CSCM. We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past that were made. In a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation, we dedicate ourselves to continually move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities for ongoing education and learning.
We understand that acknowledging this truth, though important, is only a small part in cultivating the strong relationships we strive to build and maintain with Indigenous communities. We continue to work towards this, with particular attention being paid to the sport specific calls to action #87-91 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
We recognize we are not the first to live on this land, and thank these Nations for allowing us access to their land and water.