Canadian Professional Coaches Association

February 08, 2005 10:24 ET

Coaches Urge Prime Minister to Move on Plan for Sport

Attention: Education Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA – FEBRUARY 8, 2005. --(CCNMatthews - Feb. 8, 2005) - Canadian coaches from across the country are descending on Parliament Hill to deliver a message to Prime Minister Paul Martin. "The Prime Minister called for a plan for sport back in September. We are here to ensure that the budget delivers the funds to put Martin's plan into action," explains Ian Bird, Executive Director, Canadian Professional Coaches Association (CPCA).

Date: Wednesday, 9 February 2005
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Charles Lynch Room, Room 130-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill Ottawa

• Claude Julien, Hockey, Montreal Canadiens & Canadian World Junior Team 2000
• Dave Johnson, Swimming, Former Head Coach; President, Canadian Professional Coaches Association
• Sheilagh Croxon, Synchronized Swimming; President, Coaches Association of Ontario; Director, Women in Coaching, Coaching Association of Canada
• Peter Eriksson, Wheelchair Athletics: Coach of Jeff Adams and Chantal Petitclerc
• Luc Arsenault, Cycling, Head Coach, National Training Centre - Atlantic

About the CPCA
The Canadian Professional Coaches Association is a national non-profit organization that provides services to career coaches, applies research to public policy initiatives in sport, and connects Canada's community of coaches through active communications. As coaches are public leaders in Canadian sport and society, the CPCA strives to develop, to protect and to promote the leadership abilities of coaches and the public interest through a code of ethics, self-regulation, professional development programs, mentorship and public engagement initiatives.

/For further information: For further information, contact: Ian Bird, Executive Director Canadian Professional Coaches Association Phone: 613.447.2488 e-mail: / IN: EDUCATION, HEALTH, MEDIA, POLITICS, SPORTS

Contact Information

  • Ian Bird, Executive Director, Canadian Professional Coaches Association
    Primary Phone: 613-447-2488