Bonus Episode: Round table with former Canada Games Women in Coaching Apprentices

*Bilingual episode/Épisode bilingue*

Last weekend we were up in Beresford, NB, to host the 2019 Beyond Coaching Conference. Friday night before things kicked off, we were lucky enough to be able to sit down with several of Coach New Brunswick’s past apprentices from the Canada Games Women In Coaching Apprenticeship Program, to discuss how these amazing women got their start in coaching, the Canada Games experience, and what the Apprenticeship program is all about.

Featured in this episode:

Mel Melanson, Head Coach of the Codiac Vikings Aquatic Club (2013 Apprentice, Swimming)

Manon Losier, Head Coach of Le Sureau Blanc de Tracadie-Sheila Inc. (2011 Apprentice, 2019 Mentor, Cross Country Ski)

Sandrine Caron, Assistant Coach Team NB (2019 Apprentice, Cross Country Ski)

Élise Haché, Coach with Bathurst Blast Swim Club (2017 Apprentice, Swimming)

If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for the Canada Games Women In Coaching Apprenticeship Program, or are interested in a mentorship opportunity, please email Coach NB at We would be very happy to help, and there are many others in New Brunswick that are here to support you as well.

More information about the Apprenticeship program:

Thank you to the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Girls in Sport for their support in funding this gathering, through the WISE fund grant. We sincerely appreciate your support in helping us grow our capacity and learn more about what it’s going to take to move the needle on gender equity in sport.

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