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Bison Garth Pischke honoured as 2009 Royal Canadian Legion Sports Foundation's C.A.P. award winner
Posted Thursday, August 13, 2009 11:54 AM
On Friday, August 14, Manitoba Bisons men’s volleyball head coach Garth Pischke will be honoured as the recipient of the Royal Canadian Legion Sports Foundation’s C.A.P. award which honours an individual for outstanding service in the roles of coach, athlete and promoter of a selected sport; in this case the sport of volleyball.

>From the Royal Canadian Legion release: Pischke will receive the award at the 48th Legion Athletic Camp, which is situated at the International Peace Garden on the Manitoba/North Dakota border. Presentation will be on Aug. 14 afternoon. More than 36,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches have developed their skills at this popular Manitoba summer multi-sport camp. “Garth has been an ambassador for not only the sport of volleyball but Manitoba and Canada,” said Legion Athletic Camp founder and head coach George Phillips, 80. “He attended this camp as both an athlete and later a coach. This most prestigious award is given to a former coach or athlete that has attended the program.”
Pischke is the second recipient of this award, which was originated in 2008, and he will receive the C.A.P. award in front of more than 200 athletes attending the camp in week five of its summer program.
Pischke commented before leaving to the International Peace Garden, “This was a surprise to be selected for the 2009 Royal Canadian Legion Sports Foundation C.A.P. award and I am humbled for this recognition. This award is all encompassing as includes not only playing but includes leadership, coaching and community service work.”
In the 2009-10 season, Pischke will begin his 29th season at the helm of the Bisons and has won over 1100 overall matches while holding a winning percentage as head coach at Manitoba at over 79%.
Over the years, Pischke has also been honoured as Manitoba’s Amateur Athlete of the Century in 2000, selected to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1989, inducted to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1999, named to Canadian Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2000 and Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2009.
For more information, contact:
Chris Zuk
Bison Sports Information Officer
Sport and Active Living Centre
Phone: (204) 474-7492
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