October 3, 2023, Winnipeg MB - Sport Manitoba awarded $22,500 in academic scholarships to 14 high school students, eight university students, and six Manitoba coaches. Six of these awards were presented to basketball athletes from Manitoba.  The awards included the Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships, Sport Manitoba Coaching Bursaries, Fleming Family Hockey Coach Scholarship supported by Jennifer Fleming, and Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship Endowment Fund.

It is our goal to ensure every Manitoban has access to the resources they need to realize their full athletic potential. These scholarships help young athletes and coaches thrive while building the capacity of sport throughout the province. 

“For my future career in Judo, I plan on continuing to train full-time and compete at national and international level tournaments. After Nationals, my goal is to qualify for the National team and compete at the Panamerican Championships and Junior World Championship,” said recipient Sarah Ekosky.

“I’d like to continue to coach softball and hockey, and eventually become a high school hockey coach and baseball coach after I get my teaching degree,” said recipient Leslie McKay.


Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships

$500 High School Scholarship 

  • Cassidy Dundas (Onanole) curling, badminton, softball, graduated from Erikson Collegiate Institute
  • Stacey Dunning (McCreary) broomball, soccer, track & field, graduated from McCreary School
  • Rayna French (La Salle) softball, hockey, cross country, graduated from Sanford Collegiate
  • Grace Glover (Boissevain) hockey, badminton, track, graduated from Boissevain School
  • Sienna Gudnason (Glenboro) volleyball, track., basketball, graduated from Glenboro School
  • Liam Hutter (Cartier) football, volleyball, basketball, graduated from John Taylor Collegiate
  • Jennifer Kallon (Winnipeg) basketball, track & field, graduated from River East Collegiate
  • Noah Kankam (Winnipeg) basketball, volleyball, graduated from Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
  • Alexis Kohuch (Oakbank) ringette, graduated from Springfield Collegiate Institute
  • Reetinder Maur (La Salle) biathlon, soccer, track & field, graduated from Sanford Collegiate
  • Gwen Ostermann (Winnipeg) hockey, soccer, graduated from Vincent Massey Collegiate
  • Jarome Penner (Winnipeg) football, track & field, graduated from Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
  • Kaylee Perry (Portage la Prairie) lacrosse, basketball, graduated from Portage Collegiate Institute
  • Ali Staples (Winnipeg) hockey, soccer, graduated from College Beliveau

$1000 University Scholarship

  • Rachel Bartel (Winnipeg) volleyball, Canadian Mennonite University
  • Lara Denbow (Neepawa) athletics, University of Manitoba
  • Sarah Ekosky (Selkirk) judo, Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Annika Goodbrandson (Selkirk) basketball, volleyball, University of Winnipeg
  • Brady Klassen (Winnipeg) archery, Mount Marty University
  • Theodore Perry (Winnipeg) rowing, University of Winnipeg

Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship Endowment Fund - $3,000

  • Matthew Lehmann (Winnipeg) table tennis, University of Manitoba
  • Madisson Lawerence (Winnipeg) athletics, University of Manitoba

Sport Manitoba Coaching Bursaries 

Silvio Sboto Memorial Rural Coach Award - $500

  • Leslie McKay (Brandon) softball, hockey, Brandon University
  • Shay Edgeworth (East St. Paul) gymnastics, University of Manitoba

Jeff Collins Memorial Winnipeg Coach Award - $500

  • Danika Duncan (Winnipeg) gymnastics, Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Foster Bytheway (Winnipeg) hockey, University of Manitoba

Fleming Family Hockey Coach Scholarship supported by Jennifer Fleming

  • Foster Bytheway (Winnipeg) University of Manitoba, $1,000
  • Paige Dixon (Winnipeg) University of Manitoba, $500

“Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients! We are proud to provide financial support to these driven student-athletes and coaches, who are making great strides in their chosen disciplines,” said Janet McMahon, President & CEO of Sport Manitoba. “Thank you for your exemplary dedication to sport and education and we wish you all the best in the opportunities that lie ahead.”

Source: http://www.sportmanitoba.ca

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