Sail Canada Head Coach receives Excellence Award

Sail Canada Head Coach receives Excellence Award

OTTAWA (November 7, 2014) -- The Coaching Association of Canada has announced the names of the 50 coaches honoured with a Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award for 2014. These prestigious awards recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at world championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games, and at the Special Olympics World Games.

Sail Canada is pleased to announce that High Performance Director and Head Coach Ken Dool will be among the 50 coaches being honoured by the CAC for his work with the Canadian Sonar Team at the 2014 IFDS World Championships. The Canadian Sonar team, Paul Tingley, Scott Lutes & Logan Campbell sailed to a silver medal finish in Halifax, NS this summer securing country qualification for Rio 2016. “Ken taught us to commit to the process and the outcomes will come by design,” Paul Tingley reflects. “His patience and passion drove our team forward and we are thrilled that he is being recognized for his efforts.”

Every year, the Coaching Association of Canada is proud to recognize coaches and coach developers for the positive impact they have on sport in Canada,” stated Lorraine Lafrenière, CEO of the CAC. “These coaches demonstrate the values and core competencies of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and the positive impact that a coach’s passion, and dedication to the profession can have on an athlete in all aspects of their life. I’m proud to congratulate all of our 2014 Award Winners.”

“It is the hard work and dedication of Canadian coaches that helps in fuelling our athletes’ dreams on their way to the podium,” said Deborah Gullaher, Vice-President of Marketing, Suncor. “We are proud to celebrate your commitment, both to the athletes and to your sport. Congratulations to each of you.”

For a complete list of recognized coaches, visit

The Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards were awarded at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala, which take place in Ottawa on Friday, November 7, 2014.

About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. Visit for more information about coach education, training, and support.

About Sail Canada
Established in 1931, Sail Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Yachting Association) is the national governing body for the sport of sailing. The Association promotes sailing in all its forms through collaboration with our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations, member clubs, schools, and many individual stakeholders.

For more information, please contact:
Colleen Coderre
Manager, Communications
Sail Canada
613.545-3044 ext. 106

Julie Parkins-Forget
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
613.235.5000 x 2382 (until Nov. 5)
613.614.8028 (on-site)