These casual lunch & learn events are a great opportunity for Coaches and Sport Administrators to learn from presenters in various fields and network with other coaches. We meet every 2 months, usually on the 2nd Thursday of the month. There is no fee to attend; however, if you'd like a bite to eat, that's on you. We wish we could treat our community coaches to lunch every time we meet!!
Are you Delivering Quality Sport?
Many coaches are still navigating the many facets of diversity as the learning continues for overall inclusion. We will explore the learnings in coaching a diverse group of athletes, which some may be indigenous in our sport clubs and groups. Michelle Webster from the Namgis First Nation, will walk through the culture, values and lifestyles of indigenous populations and how we can be the best coaches that provides a supportive environment for all.
Join us on May 9th and bring questions for open discussion! This is sure to be a great conversation!
Guest Speaker: Michelle Webster, Manager of Sport Development and Community Engagement for the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council
Michelle Webster is a graduate from Kansas Wesleyan University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Sport Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. While in Kansas, Michelle was a catcher for the KWU Coyotes Women’s Softball Team for 2 seasons and then began her coaching career there as well. Webster was selected as the bullpen catcher for Team Canada for 3 years from 2005-2008. She has coached Team BC to a gold medal win at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games as well as taking Team BC to the 2017 NAIG in Toronto.
Currently, Michelle is the Manager of Sport Development and Community Engagement for the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council as well as a board member of both the BC Games Society and PacificSport Okanagan. Most recently, Webster coached the Zone 2 team at the BC Summer Games to a silver medal finish, and was named Softball BC's 2018 Coach of the Year. Michelle is excited to have been named Associate Head Coach of the new UBC Okanagan Softball program. Michelle continues to believe in the power of sport and is passionate about providing opportunities to young people.
Date: Thursday May 9th
Location: Frick and Frack Tap House, 577 Victoria St.
Cost: FREE to attend; however, if you'd like a bite to eat, that's on you. We wish we could treat our community coaches to lunch every time we meet!!