Jason with his students
(October 10, 2008) – The Athlete Community Excellence (ACE) has expanded its reach to coaches. The program which traditionally only honours athletes has decided to integrate a new award program targeted at coaches.
One of the first to be recognized was NCCP Level 4 figure skating coach Jason Mongrain. Jason was nominated by his students at the Kelowna FSC, where he teaches approximately 25 skaters, the majority of which are single skaters. One of Jason’s most resent successes was at the 2008 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals where his student Morgan Jmaiff, won the gold medal in the pre-novice women’s category.
“Great athletes don’t happen without great coaches and we are excited to see BC Athletes rise to the occasion, show such fantastic support for this new initiative and ensure their voices are heard on a topic that is obviously important to them.” said Iain Brambell, Executive Director of BC Athlete Voice and Olympic Bronze Medalist.
About ACE Coach Awards:
The ACE Coach Awards give BC Athletes the opportunity to personally nominate and recognize the tremendous work of their coaches. ACE is about Achieving Community Excellence and BC Athlete Voice, the Coaches Association of BC and Team BC are excited to provide this new opportunity for BC Athletes to recognize and thank BC Coaches. Over 100 athletes from over 30 different communities around the province nominated their ACE Coach to be recognized. Great athletes don’t happen without great Coaches and the ACE Coach Awards celebrate the importance of sport and physical activity in the community.
Jason at the rink