Coaching Association of Canada

Ottawa Selected as Host City for 2010 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif

January 21, 2009

OTTAWA, ON – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce that the bid city selected to host the 2010 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif is Ottawa. The conference will be held November 18-21, 2010, at The Westin Ottawa.

"Ottawa is extremely pleased to have been chosen as the site of the Coaching Association of Canada's 2010 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif Conference," said Noel Buckley, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism. "As an active city that thrives on its participation in and support of sports, Ottawa is a natural choice when it comes to conferences of this type."

“The 2010 edition of Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif will be a pivotal one. On the heels of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver, the conference will bring the sport community together to share experiences and reflect on our collective future. The CAC will also be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2010 and we are delighted that the conference is back in the Nation's Capital for that occasion,” added John Bales, Chief Executive Officer of the Coaching Association of Canada.

About Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif
Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif is an annual conference organized by CAC that fosters the development of Canada as a leading sport nation and reinforces CAC's role in achieving that goal. One of the world's premier annual conferences for sport leaders, over 750 coaches, sport administrators, coach educators, and sport scientists convene for several days of learning, networking, and celebrating achievements.

For more information on Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif, visit

About CAC
The Coaching Association of Canada is a not-for-profit amateur sport organization with the mission of enhancing the experiences of all Canadian athletes through quality coaching. CAC and its partners deliver a leading-edge coaching system whose goal is to have an impact on 1,000,000 athletes through the training of 100,000 coaches each year in the National Coaching Certification Program. Visit for more information about coach education and training.


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Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif past and future locations:
2000 – November 17-19, Calgary
2001 – October 19-21, Mississauga
2002 – November 1-3, Montreal
2003 – October 30-November 2, Vancouver
2004 – October 29-31, Winnipeg
2005 – November 11-13, Quebec City
2006 – November 3-5, Vancouver
2007 – October 12-14, Halifax
2008 – November 7-9, Calgary
2009 – November 13-15, Vancouver
2010 - November 18-21, Ottawa

For more information, please contact:

Michèle Dion
Communications Coordinator
Coaching Association of Canada
613-235-5000, ext. 9-2384

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