Award Descriptions

Please help the M.G.A. honour those outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to our sport in Manitoba by nominating a deserving individual for one of these two prestigious awards.
For information on these awards please refer to the eligibility criteria as outlined below.

*The Jack Mowat Recognition Award
*The MGA Special Achievement Awards
To be presented at the MGA Annual Awards Event

The Jack Mowat Recognition Award

  • Awarded to MGA Members who have made significant and long-lasting contributions to the Manitoba Gymnastics Association.
  • Awarded to Officials, Volunteers, Coaches etc. who have shown outstanding achievements in the sport of Gymnastics in Manitoba.
  • Minimum of 10 years involvement in Gymnastics in Manitoba.
  • This award will require a nomination form to be completed and submitted to the MGA Awards Committee, chaired by the Member at Large on the Board of Directors.
  • 1 person will be chosen per year. Award will be presented at the Annual MGA Awards Event.

MGA Special Achievement Awards
The Special Achievement Awards consists of 4 Categories:

  1. Coach
  2. Judge
  3. Administrator
  4. Volunteer

Category Breakdown

  1. Coaching Criteria
    • Consideration will be given to an individual’s:
    • Willingness to share ideas and to help others
    • Creativity and input to the sport
    • Professionalism and respect to others
    • Leadership and sportsmanship
    • Professional development and NCCP status
    • Achievements of gymnasts under their guidance
    • Minimum 5 years of involvement with the MGA
  2. Judging Criteria
    • Willingness to accept and carry out judging responsibilities at clinics and competitions
    • Exhibit professionalism during judging assignments
    • Demonstration of an attitude of respect, co-operation and appreciation for fellow judges, coaches, gymnasts, etc.
    • Acceptance of leadership responsibilities which include the development of judges in Manitoba
    • Demonstration a sense of good sportsmanship and fair play
    • Minimum 5 years of involvement as a member of MGA
  3. Administrative Criteria
    • Commitment through contribution to the MGA and development of the Sport
    • Dedication to developing through sport of gymnastics at any level
    • Emphasis would be on a provincial scale
    • Minimum 5 years of involvement as a member of the MGA
  4. Volunteer Criteria
    • Commitment through contribution to the MGA and development of Gymnastics in Manitoba at any level
    • Emphasis would be on a provincial scale
    • Minimum 5 years of participation with the MG

Deadline for Nominations is May 1st, 2014

The Jack Mowat Coaching Development Grant
A coach will be given $1000.00 to assist in the funding needed to attend a conference for professional development. i.e. USA Gymnastics Congress. Upon return from the conference the coach will be required to give a presentation to other interested coaches on the information acquired at the conference.