Two Ontario Coaches Honoured with Excellence Awards

Skate Ontario would like to congratulate Shelley Barnett and Janet Collins who have been selected to receive Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Awards for 2009. When announcing the nine Ontario Award recipients, John Bales, Chief Executive Officer of the Coaching Association of Canada (CAO), stated “The Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Awards are this country’s most important forum for coach recognition.”  Barrie Shepley, CAO Board member and former Olympic coach, stated “Ontario should be proud of our dedicated coaches and their positive impact on the sport community”.

Shelley Barnett of Burlington, Ontario, is the coach of NEXXICE the 2009 Canadian and World Synchronized Skating Champions. Shelley was also a recipient of this Award in 2007, and 2008.

Janet Collins of Wasaga Beach is the coach of Special Olympic athletes Christine Koutras Gold medalist, and Vicky Dupont Bronze medalist at the 2009 Special Olympics World Games.

View the full press release here.

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