Sport Manitoba has announced the 59 nominees for its seven award
categories recognizing achievement and excellence in amateur sport in
2006.  Nominees in the Sport Manitoba Male and Female Youth of the Year and
Calm Air Junior Team of the Year categories will be honoured and the
winners announced at the 34th Annual Canadian Sport Awards at 7:00 p.m.
on Friday, March 23rd at the Investors Group Athletic Centre. The event
will be open to the public and will highlight a two-day
community-oriented sport festival that will enable the public to
interact with some of Canada's and Manitoba's top athletes on Saturday,
March 24th.

Nominees for the Great-West Life Volunteer of the Year, Great-West Life Youth Volunteer of the Year, Sport Manitoba Official of the Year and Sport Manitoba Sport Administrator of the Year will be honoured and the winners announced in conjunction with the CSA Awards at a luncheon on March 23rd.

Members of Manitoba's sport media will select the winners.

The 2006 nominees are:

Sport Manitoba Male Youth Athlete of the Year

David Glass - Winnipeg - Squash

Michael Leger - Winnipeg - Judo

Darren Klassen - Winkler - Tenpin Bowling

Matt McLean - Winnipeg - Speed Skating

Chris Voth - Winnipeg - Volleyball

Cam McLean - Winnipeg - Diving

Michael Burgess - Brandon - Racquetball

Blair Peters - Winnipeg - Triathlon

Nathan Labbe - McCreary - Athletics

Jonathan Toews - Winnipeg - Hockey

Andri Shchudlo - Dugald - Paddling

Terry Zhang - Winnipeg -Table Tennis

Sport Manitoba Female Youth Athlete of the Year

Alix Younger - Winnipeg - Squash

Serena Berdin - Winnipeg - Water Polo

Haley Stewart - Waskada - Horse Council

Alyssa Caughy - Winnipeg - Judo

Danielle Lemoine - Winnipeg - Tenpin Bowling

Kaitlin Troop - Brandon - Golf

Megan Imrie - Falcon Lake - Biathlon

Ashley Voth - Winnipeg - Volleyball

Sarah-Anne Brault - Winnipeg - Triathlon

Stephanie Romanson - Winnipeg - Athletics

Desiree Scott - Winnipeg - Soccer

Alice Sherwin - Winnipeg - Paddling

Monica Fyfe - Winnipeg - Rifle

Doris Jones - Selkirk - Archery

Calm Air Junior Team of the Year

Under-17 Provincial Team - Football

Under-17 Women's Provincial Team - Volleyball

Smitty's Junior Fastball Team

Team Manitoba Women's C-4 Paddling Team

Sport Manitoba Official of the Year

Hector Vergara - Winnipeg - Soccer

Milton Good - Stonewall - Judo

Lynn Smith - Winnipeg - Gymnastics

Dean McNeil - Winnipeg - Football

Gregory Chan - Winnipeg - Badminton

Susan Adey - Stonewall - Horse Council

David Markham - Winnipeg - Triathlon

Rod Peppler - Winnipeg - Basketball

Eleanor Muir - Russell - Hockey

Great-West Life Volunteer of the Year

Elaine Yamron - Winnipeg - Tenpin Bowling

Clare Harris - Stonewall - Horse Council

Brian Jones - Winnipeg - Judo

Darlene Cole - Winnipeg - Triathlon

Shirley Allan-Boudreau - Winnipeg - Athletics

Brad Rayner - Winnipeg - Team Handball

Peter Gerlinger - Brandon - Hockey

Bill Morrissey - Winnipeg - KidSport

Ron Cripps - Thompson - Curling

Janine Grabowecky - Ile des Chenes - Figure Skating

Pat Roe - Winnipeg - Soccer

Lauren Penko - Winnipeg - Diving

Geoff McMullen - Winnipeg - 5-Pin Bowling

Cathy Horbas - East St. Paul - Alpine Skiing

Great-West Life Youth Volunteer of the Year

Heather Carson - Winnipeg - Water Polo

Natalie Patenaude - Portage la Prairie - Figure Skating

Blake MacKay - Winnipeg - Athletics

Sport Manitoba Sport Administrator of the Year

Rob Berkowits - Winnipeg - Football Manitoba

Danny Saunders - Winnipeg - Manitoba Organization of Disc Sports

Diana Stevens - East St. Paul - Athletics Manitoba

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