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      November 14, 2005

      November 10, 2005 OTTAWA - The Coaching Association of Canada announced today that Canadian volleyball mentor Charles Cardinal of Montreal and Susan Bauhart of Kelowna B.C. won its two individual awards for 2005.

      Cardinal was honoured with the Geoff Gowan Award for his lifetime contribution to coaching development. Cardinal’s impact in the sport of volleyball is widespread at the provincial, national and international levels in a career that is nearing the 40-year mark. It started when he co-founded the Fédération de volley-ball du Québec in 1967. He then went on to serve as its technical director and as chair of its coaching and elite commissions. He spearheaded the coaching and development programs with Volleyball Canada through parts of four decades and was the men’s national team coach in 1970-71.

      Bauhart is the recipient of the Investors Group National Volunteer Sport Administrator Award. For the past 18 years, Bauhart has made a significant leadership contribution to Canada’s swimming community. As an administrator, official, and volunteer leader her activities have spanned the spectrum of sport, from president of the swim club, to vice president of administration and president of Swim BC, to provincial representative on the board of directors of Swimming/Natation Canada, the national association, to now serving as an integral member of the Human Resources and Audit and Finance Committees.

      The 35 recipients of the Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards were also announced. They are presented to coaches whose athletes won medals over the past year at open world championships, Olympic Games, Special Olympics World Games, or Paralympic Games.

      From British Columbia the winners are: rowing coach Howard Campbell and Special Olympics speed skating coach Lois Chamberlin, both of Victoria; water skiing coach Steve Bush of North Vancouver; freestyle skiing coach Rob Kober of Penticton; swimming coach Cory Beatt of Surrey and wrestling coach Mike Jones of Burnaby.

      From Alberta: men’s national team hockey coach Marc Habscheid, women’s national team hockey coach Melody Davidson, bobsleigh coach Gerd Grimme, skeleton coach Teresa Schlachter, long track speed skating coaches Neal Marshall, Xiuli Wang and Sean Ireland, swimming coach Jan Bidrman and trampoline coach Brett Macauley – all of Calgary – as well as track and field coach Kevin Tyler of Edmonton; cross country skiing coach Dave Wood of Canmore and freestyle skiing coach Murray Cluff of Cochrane.

      From Manitoba: Special Olympics cross country skiing coach Joyce Wityshyn of Brandon.

      From Ontario: figure skating coach Lee Barkell of Barrie; Special Olympics alpine skiing coach Ian Pavlik of Collingwood; paddling coach Scott Oldershaw of Oakville; trampoline coach Dave Ross of Richmond Hill; wrestling coach Marty Calder of St. Catharines; freestyle skiing coach Dennis Capicik of Toronto; and boxing coaches Charlie Stewart and Josh Canty, both of Windsor.

      From Quebec: boxing coaches Rémi Bizier of St. Émile and Benoit Martel of Lévis; diving coaches Michel Larouche and Cesar Henderson, both of Montreal; short track speed skating coach Guy Thibault of Le Gardeur; wrestling coach Victor Zilberman of Montreal; and water polo coach Patrick Oaten of Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

      From Nova Scotia: paddling coach Laszlo Latorovszki of Waverley.

      The winners are to be presented with their awards at the Sport Leadership Awards Dinner on November 11 in Quebec City. The dinner is the highlight of the three-day Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2005 conference being held at the Hilton Quebec.

      CAC is a not-for-profit amateur sport organization with the mandate to improve the effectiveness of coaching across all sports and at all levels of the sport system.

      For more information, please contact:
      Julie Tam
      Director, Communications
      Coaching Association of Canada
      (613) 235-5000 ext. 9-2378