STEVE BUSH TAKES TOP NATIONAL COACHING AWARD AT THE 2022 PETRO-CANADA SPORT LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA!

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE COACHING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Major awards recognize Bush’s lifelong contributions to Canada’s Water Ski Team and Picard’s contributions to Canada’s national Para snowboard team.

OTTAWA, ON, November 11, 2022 – The Coaching Association of CanadaTM (CAC) will celebrate remarkable achievements in coaching and sport development during the Petro- CanadaTM Sport Leadership Awards Gala.

Hosted by the CAC in partnership with Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, this annual gala honours coaches who exemplify the values and competencies of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and their positive impact within the sport system of Canada. It is held during the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference, Canada’s annual conference for coaches, researchers, sport executives, and administrators.

2022 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Award Recipients Steve Bush (North Vancouver, BC)

Recipient, 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a lifelong commitment to coaching and coach development. This prestigious award is presented to an outstanding individual who has positively influenced the growth of coaching in Canada, contributed significantly to the sport community, shown dedication to upholding the values of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and inspired future generations of coaches.

Steve Bush has been the Water Ski National Team Head Coach since 1978. In his time as the National Team Head Coach, Team Canada has won over 180 World Championships medals. Internationally recognized, Steve has made an indelible mark on the sport and has put Canada on the map as one of the strongest and most respected water ski nations in the world. He can always be found in conversation with young skiers, giving them tips to improve their skills. Under Steve’s leadership, there has been an increase in the number of athletes competing at world championships events and an increase in the number of junior skiers in Canada.

“Steve has contributed enormously to Canada’s Water Ski National Team and to the sport community in Canada.” says Paul Carson, Chair of the CAC Board of Directors. “Steve truly deserves to be celebrated for his lifelong commitment to coaching, and we are honoured to present him with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of all he has achieved over the past four decades.”

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