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Keynote speakers and breakout session topics are included in the following schedule. Breakout topics and speakers will continue to be added in the coming weeks.

2021-10-02
2021-10-02
2021-10-03
2021-10-03
WELCOME image
08:30 - 09:00
WELCOME
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JACK ARMSTRONG image
09:00 - 10:00
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JACK ARMSTRONG

Best known as the colourful and entertaining voice of the 2019 NBA Championship winning team, the Toronto Raptors, Jack Armstrong has spent more than two decades covering basketball for TSN and NBA TV. Prior to this, he spent a decade as the head basketball coach at Niagara University, where he was named Division I New York State and MAAC Coach of the Year. Armstrong brings his energy, coaching philosophy, and kind heart to every stage, leaving audiences engaged, motivated, and inspired.

At 26, Armstrong became the youngest basketball coach in NCAA Division 1. Prior to joining Niagara University as their head coach, he served four years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Fordham University in New York, where he also earned his BA in history and an MA in public communications.

Armstrong’s broadcast work has earned him multiple Canadian Screen Awards. His vast knowledge and passion are well-known and respected throughout the basketball world, and he is credited with helping an entire nation fall in love with Canada’s basketball team. As TSN’s Basketball Insider, Armstrong keeps fans in the loop on all things NBA and college hoops. Armstrong also joins Toronto Raptors play-by-play announcer Matt Devlin as a game analyst for all Raptors broadcasts on TSN.

Throughout the NBA season, Armstrong is featured in regular segments on TSN’s SportsCentre, and writes a weekly NBA blog for TSN.ca. He is also part of TSN’s in-studio panel throughout the network’s NCAA March Madness coverage.

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Jack Armstrong
Award-Winning Broadcaster | Toronto Raptors Game Analyst | TSN’s Basketball Insider
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10:00 - 10:10
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COACHING HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES image
10:10 - 10:55
COACHING HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES

A native of Ireland, Mullally joined Golf Canada as the Women’s Head Coach in 2011.

Tristan Mullally is a PGA of Canada and GB&I Professional who has worked with Tour professionals and amateurs worldwide.

Mullally was Canada’s Head Coach at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the 2015 & 2019 Pan American Games, and the silver medalists at the World Amateur Team Championships. In addition, Mullally has supported players to almost 40 professional victories worldwide, including major champions and No. 1 ranked amateurs.

In 2015 he was awarded the PGA of Canada Ben Kern Coach of the Year award to go along with receiving the Petro Canada Coaching Excellence award in 2014—a first for golf in the history of this awards program.

Before moving to Canada, Mullally had coached several successful PGA and LPGA professionals, including 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell.

Mullally is based out of Dundas, Ont. and has one young son.

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Tristan Mullally
Coaching High Performance
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10:55 - 11:05
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CONTEXT MATTERS image
11:05 - 11:50
CONTEXT MATTERS

Pelle Kvalsund spends his life amongst three continents, splitting his time between Zambia, Norway and the United States. Working and living in over 10 African countries, this globetrotting coach developer is known worldwide for his ability to focus on context first and develop culturally appropriate and sensitive programming,

As a former performance handball athlete in Norway, he learned how the connection between coaches and athletes impacts an athlete’s sport experience and performance. These years were fundamental in the development of his passion for pursuing a career as a coach developer.

Currently employed by the Norwegian Olympic and Para Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sport as a coach development advisor. As part of their international outreach program, Pelle is responsible for coach development in the Southern region of the African continent.

Although a trained physical education teacher and coach educator, he primarily identifies as a hungry learner constantly chasing improvement. This mindset has allowed him to understand and perspectives on coach development through his work as a facilitator and coach developer in many different geographies and cultures for over two decades.

In 2016 he was awarded an opportunity to receive specialized training as a coach developer as part of the Nippon Sport Science University Coach Developer Academy and the International Council for Coaching Excellence, as part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Legacy Program. The year after, he returned to be part of a team to facilitate training for a new coach developer cohort.

Pelle is a spouse and a father of two active boys. He has had a deep love for people, culture, food, sport, play and physical activity.

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Pelle Kvalsund
Context Matters
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11:50 - 12:00
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COACHING AS PARTNERSHIP image
12:00 - 12:45
COACHING AS PARTNERSHIP

Dr. Karl Erickson recently joined the Department of Kinesiology & Health Science at York University. Prior to York, he was a faculty member in the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University. His research examines coaching and athlete development in youth sport, with an emphasis on coach-athlete interactions and relationships. He also explores coaches’ trajectories of learning and professional development. Karl completed his graduate degrees at Queen’s University and a postdoctoral fellowship in applied youth development at Tufts University in Boston, MA. More practically, Karl has coached basketball and rugby across a wide range of ages and competitive levels, from U8 to university.

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Dr. Karl Erickson
Coaching as Partnership
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12:45 - 13:30
LUNCH
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CORINA MOORE image
13:30 - 14:15
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CORINA MOORE

As Ontario Northland’s President and CEO, Corina has shaped a resilient organization that is focused on delivering best-in-class transportation throughout Ontario.

Recognized as an inspirational leader and catalyst for change, Corina has shifted the business lines of Ontario Northland to be data-driven, customer-focused, lean, and strategic. She has cultivated a team that is focused on building integrated and impactful transportation services, including rail freight, passenger rail, motor coach transportation, rail repair/remanufacturing services and a boutique hotel.

Since taking the helm of the organization in 2014, revenues have increased, costs have been significantly contained, and services have been reimagined and expanded. New and diverse customers within each business line now provide long-term security for employees and communities. She has attracted confidence and investment, most notably a robust $500 million capital program and a motor coach service expansion that reaches from Ottawa to Winnipeg (an additional 700,000 km per year).

Corina passionately and tirelessly promotes the benefits of an integrated and seamless transportation network that connects rural Ontario to major centres across North America, which in turn has positive impacts on economic development, tourism, road safety, the environment, and quality of life. She frequently speaks at conferences and gatherings on organizational change, authentic leadership and transportation.

Corina is a graduate of Waterloo University in Systems Design Engineering and Business Administration and Management.

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Corina Moore
President & CEO of Ontario Northland
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14:15 - 14:25
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WHAT COACHES CAN DO TO SUPPORT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING image
14:25 - 15:10
WHAT COACHES CAN DO TO SUPPORT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

A graduate of Lake Superior State University Kinesiology Program Adrian has been working with the Gary Roberts High Performance team since 2012, spending the last 4 as the Head Performance Coach working with hundreds of professional players across the world. In addition, Adrian is a former top ranked professional MMA fighter and the co-founder of Championship Lifestyle, a mindset and performance consulting company.

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Adrian Vilaca
HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
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15:10 - 15:20
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HIGH PERFORMING COMMUNITY COACHING image
15:20 - 16:05
HIGH PERFORMING COMMUNITY COACHING

Joined Thomson Financial Partners in 2008 after a successful law career

B.A. (Honours) – Queen’s University, LL.B. – University of British Columbia

Chairman’s Council Elite 2017

Estate Planning & Corporate Law

Chris loves spending time with his family, giving back to the community and completing tests of endurance

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Chris Winrow
High Performing Community Based Coaching
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. KYLE PAQUETTE image
09:00 - 09:45
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. KYLE PAQUETTE

Kyle Paquette is a professional Mental Performance Consultant (MPC). He holds a Doctoral Degree in Human Kinetics with a specialization in sport psychology and coach education. He is a Professional Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. In addition to being a professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, Kyle works as a mental performance consultant for several National Sport Federations. Kyle’s work focuses primarily on helping high-performing individuals, teams, and organizations to thrive thanks to strategies related to mental performance, mental well-being, and organizational and team culture. Kyle has dedicated the past 17 years to learning about optimizing human learning and performance. Kyle has had the privilege of supporting Canadian athletes at five Olympic/Paralympic Games, including numerous Olympic/Paralympic and World Champions. He is currently helping athletes prepare for the upcoming Winter Olympics/Paralympics in Beijing. Finally, Kyle is currently leading a Culture of Excellence project on behalf of the Canadian amateur sport system.

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Dr. Kyle Paquette
Mental Performance Consultant for Volleyball and Curling Canada
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09:45 - 09:55
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COACHING INDIGENOUS ATHLETES image
09:50 - 10:40
COACHING INDIGENOUS ATHLETES

Greg Henhawk is Mohawk of the Bear Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation in Southern Ontario. He recently retired as a Secondary School teacher on Six Nations and joined Sport for Life as the Indigenous Ambassador and team member for Physical Literacy with Indigenous Communities project. He is also a facilitator developer and consultant for Indigenous programs. Greg is a graduate of the National Coaching Institute-Ontario (Basketball) and is a Master Learning Facilitator for the Aboriginal Coaching Modules, Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway, Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life, Basketball Canada, and Multisport NCCP programming. He was a member of the Project Advisory Group for the Aboriginal Coaching Modules and was a founding (and present) Board Member for the Coaches Association of Ontario.

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Greg Henhawk
Coaching Indigenous Athletes
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10:40 - 10:50
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WHAT COACHES CAN LEARN FROM ESPORTS image
10:50 - 11:35
WHAT COACHES CAN LEARN FROM ESPORTS

Jacqueline is an esports consultant, host, tournament organizer, influencer, content creator, and official commentator of the Capcom Pro Tour for Street Fighter V. She has hosted various gaming shows such as Re:Play, SquadState, and HeadsUpDaily; as well as many tournaments from CS:GO to a variety of Fighting Games. Jacqueline has commentated and competed in tournaments all over the world. She was the Project Manager on some of Canada’s most ambitious gaming events, was on the executive for various esports teams by managing events and content production, and continues to make waves in esports. She is currently the Director of Esports at Humber College.

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Jacqueline Manor
Collegiate Esports General Management
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11:35 - 11:45
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HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THE “NEXT LEVEL” image
11:45 - 12:30
HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THE “NEXT LEVEL”

A former junior international rugby player, John has worked with Professional, Olympic, and Paralympic leaders and coaches from five continents, including a three-year stint with the New Zealand rugby league team, the ‘Kiwis’.

John is currently the Head of Performance Pathways at UK Sport / English Institute of Sport (EIS), leading a team of talented practitioners tasked with supporting the development of people, pathways, and systems to enhance the transition of athletes from talented juniors to world-class international performers.

He holds a Ph.D. in High-Performance Sport Management with a focus on leadership, culture, and organizational change, and as a lifelong coach, John’s interest lies in the human side of the sport, and how best we can support leaders and coaches to develop inspired and inspiring people.

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John Alder, PhD.
How to be Successful at the "Next Level"
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12:30 - 13:15
LUNCH
CCCCOACHING image
13:15 - 14:00
CCCCOACHING

Beth was the 2013 Fox 40 Ontario Female Coach of the Year and is the current Assistant coach of the men’s varsity rugby team at the Royal Military College. Barz is a brilliant example of the power of coach development and education.

Citing her evolving coaching philosophy, she has focussed on challenging and supporting others to reach for their potential. She continually collaborates with others in the Canadian sport community in service of continuing growth and development of sport in Canada. Beth has completed her NCCP Level 4 certification in rugby and is a Learning Facilitator and Mentor Coach for the Advanced Coaching Diploma program. She is also a Master Learning Facilitator and Evaluator in Rugby and a Multi-sport Learning Facilitator. Additionally, Beth is an International Rugby Board Trainer.

Beth plays a key role as a seasoned coach developer with COACH+. Currently working on her PhD at Queen’s University, her academic approach is critical to the work the organization does. While her contributions are founded in evidence and research, she is quick to remind everyone “I’m a coach and practitioner first”.

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Beth Barz
CCCCoaching
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14:00 - 14:10
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14:10 - 14:55
ATHLEADERSHIP

When it comes to supporting young people in and out of sport Wendy is as good as they get. She has spent an entire career developing programs customized to high school-aged athletes as they plan their futures in and out of sport. She is the AthLeadership concept creator, program writer, and community implementer. Over 420 of her students have participated in the AthLeadership program and have worked and volunteered in the community, practising and developing their AthLeadership skills.

Graduating with a Kinesiology and Liberal Studies Science degree, she has over 20 years as a high school teacher and is a member of the Ontario School Counsellors’ Association. Much of Wendy’s energy and focus has been working one-on-one with students who desire to improve their sport performance, career path, character, and community service. As an educational innovator, she has authored two Ontario Ministry of Education-approved courses: sport management and sport communication, media, and entrepreneurship.

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Wendy Rijnen-Glover
AthLeadership
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14:55 - 15:30
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