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    February 3, 2017

    Sport Manitoba Restructures Regional Boundaries


    To provide the best services possible to Manitobans, Sport Manitoba has restructured the provincial regional zones it recognizes and their boundaries.  Based on feedback collected during its 2014 Rural Review, Sport Manitoba evaluated its regional staffing structure to better meet the needs of regional sport development.  It was clear that more direct programming for coaches and athletes was the biggest area of support review participants suggested.  

    Based on the review, Sport Manitoba created new regional positions, Coach & Athlete Development Coordinators.  In order to add additional staff positions, Sport Manitoba restructured regional boundaries to allow for the addition of new regional staff servicing athletes and coaches specifically.  This led to the creation of new regional boundaries which are now being implemented.  The previous seven regions (Norman, Parkland, Interlake, Eastman, Westman, Central and Winnipeg) will now be divided into five regions (North, East, South, West and Winnipeg).

    To date 2 of the 4 new staff positions have been hired. The third position is currently advertised. Click here for job posting. The fourth coordinator is planned to be hired in the 2018/19 fiscal year.

    The new regions recognized by Sport Manitoba will be divided as follows:

    East Region

    The East Region is now defined as the former Interlake region and the part of the former Eastman region that is north of #1 highway .

    Contact
    Shannon Schade
    Regional Sport Development Officer
    East Region

    West Region

    The West Region amalgamates the Westman and Parkland regions with the following amendments:

    Westlake-Gladstone and Glenella-Lansdowne has been removed from the Central Region and added to the new West Region.  Argyle has been removed from Westman and added to the South Region.

    Contact
    Megan Foster
    Regional Sport Development Officer
    West Region

    South Region

    The South Region assumes the Central Region boundaries with the following amendments:

    Westlake-Gladstone and Glenella-Lansdowne has been removed from our old Central boundary  and added to new West Region. South gains the section of Eastman south of the # 1 Highway, extending to the Ontario border. Argyle has been removed from Westman and added to the South.

    Contact
    Leanne Traynor
    Regional Sport Development Officer
    South Region

    North Region

    The North Region assumes the previous Norman regional boundaries; 53rd parallel and north (No boundary changes).

    Contact
    Iris Murray
    Regional Sport Development Officer
    North Region


    Winnipeg Region

    The Winnipeg Region remains the same as the previous Winnipeg regional boundaries (No boundary changes, city of Winnipeg limits, not Perimeter HWY).

    Contact
    Amanda Daurie
    Regional Sport Development Officer
    Winnipeg Region


    Any questions regarding the new regions or funding should be directed to the corresponding office.


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    Click here for detailed map showing the new regional boundaries



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Grants Program

    Who do I talk to about funding?
    Please contact your regional office.

    How do I know what region I'm in?
    Contact Sport Manitoba (regional offices listed above). Your previous regional office should be your first point of contact. 

    Power Smart Manitoba Games

    What team am I on?
    Teams will be defined by region. Some regions may have more than one team in certain sports based on the strength of that sport program in the region. Check with your Provincial Sport Organization.

    Where will my try-outs be?
    The next PowerSmart Manitoba Games for basketball will be offered at the 16U age level (born in 2004) for males and females and be in the summer of 2020.  Regional tryouts will occur in the spring of 2020 and a call for coaches will be out in the spring of 2019.  As of now, there will be 2 teams created in the West, South and Winnipeg regions and 1 in each of the North and East regions for a total of 8 teams formed per gender.  

    KidSport 

    Who do I contact for funding?
    KidSport now has two zones; Rural and Winnipeg.

    If funds are raised in a specific region, where do they go?
    All funds raised will stay within the region they are raised to benefit the residents of that region.

    Contacts:
    Angie Simonot
    Administrative Assistant – KidSport Rural
    angie.simonot@sportmanitoba.ca

    Gena Cook 
    Coaching Administrator – KidSport Winnipeg
    gena.cook@sportmanitoba.ca


    Provincial Sports Organizations (PSOs)

    How do the new regions affect PSO teams and regions?
    Basketball Manitoba will follow these new regional lines when managing the basketball portion of the Manitoba Games and other regionally tied or defined programming.  

    Source: http://www.sportmanitoba.ca/regional-boundary-adjustment
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