Ted Nolan and John Olfert add a hockey flavour to the 2015 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference

Ted Nolan and John Olfert add a hockey flavour to the 2015 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 20151629 Views

OTTAWA (August 17, 2015) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce the addition of Ted Nolan and John Olfert to the 2015 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference, scheduled for November 12-14 in Winnipeg. They join an already impressive list of speakers that includes John Herdman, Jennifer Botterill, John Furlong, and Chandra Crawford.

A former Jack Adams Award recipient as the NHL Coach of the Year, Ted Nolan is the current president of the Ted Nolan Foundation, providing post-secondary scholarships to First Nation women across Canada. Having played professional hockey with the likes of Mario Lemieux and Steve Yzerman, Mr. Nolan also participated at the 2014 Sochi Olympics as head coach of the Latvian national hockey team.

For his part, John Olfert is the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of True North Sports & Entertainment Limited, which oversees the operations of the Winnipeg Jets. He’s served in a variety of capacities with the organization, including the development and opening of the MTS Centre in 2004 and the acquisition of the Jets franchise in 2011.

“We’re delighted to have Mr. Nolan and Mr. Olfert join the list of speakers at our 2015 conference in Winnipeg. Their exemplary community involvement will inspire us all to explore how we can leverage the power of sport beyond competition and into the community,” said Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC. “In addition to an all-Manitoba panel discussion that consists of national team coaches, this year’s lineup also offers networking and learning opportunities that will not only be of interest to those affiliated with sports, but to leaders looking to make a difference in their communities as well,” she added.

The Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference is Canada’s largest conference for coaches, researchers, sport executives, and administrators. The event consists of three full days of learning, professional development, and networking with the top minds and leaders of the Canadian sport, business, and education communities. For more information about the conference, please visit www.coach.ca/sportleadership.

About the Coaching Association of Canada

The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.

About Suncor

Suncor Energy is Canada’s leading integrated energy company. Suncor’s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knights’ Global 100. Suncor’s common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Petro-Canada Retail and Wholesale:
Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business, operates more than 1,450 retail stations and 250 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada’s retail loyalty program, Petro-PointsTM, provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro-Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visit www.petro-canada.ca


For more information about the conference, please contact:

Karen Norris
Manager, Events
Coaching Association of Canada
613.235.5000 x2353
[email protected]


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