Sport Manitoba Announces Women to Watch Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our own Caleigh Christie on being selected for a Sport Manitoba Women to Watch Grant

Here is a portion of the Media Release that can be found in it’s entirety at   http://www.sportmanitoba.ca/programs/womensport.php

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Media Release

September 16, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sport Manitoba Announces Women to Watch Grant Recipients

Sport Manitoba is proud to provide leadership for initiatives that increase and enhance opportunities for participation by women in sport.  A major initiative is the Women to Watch Grant Program.

Working in partnership with Provincial Sport Organizations, Sport Manitoba provides a monthly grant of $500 to a female athlete, team, and official or volunteers to assist them in enhancing their women in sport career.  A $500 monthly grant is also awarded to a female coach to assist them in further developing the skills necessary to attain a higher level of coaching or increased level of coaching experience.

Sport Manitoba is pleased to announce our Women to Watch Grant Recipients – April 2010 – August 2010

Athletes:

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Caleigh Christie – Biathlon

Caleigh is working on her technical 3 biathlon certification and is travelling to Canmore, Alberta to finish it this fall.  She is presently working with the Canada Winter Games biathlon-training group and will be attending the Games in Feb. as one of the coaches for Team Manitoba.  She grew up in Falcon Lake and was part of the very strong biathlon community there.  She has also been very successful in her academics as well as making a commitment to her coaching career.