Breakthrough Winners 1997

WINNERS OF 1997 WOMEN AND SPORT BREAKTHROUGH AWARDS

OTTAWA–Women’s hockey pioneer Glynis Peters and women’s Olympic hockey coach Shannon Miller, both of Calgary, Alta., are joint winners in the Individual category of the Breakthrough Awards presented annually by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).

Maclean’s Magazine is the winner in the Media category.

The winner in the Organizational category is the National Aboriginal Coaching School which operates out of Hobbema, Alta.

Rose Mercier of Kingston, Ont., is the winner in the Herstorical category.

The Breakthrough Awards were established by CAAWS in 1986 to recognize exceptional accomplishments that ‘break through’ traditional limits and pave the way for girls and women to participate.

More on the Awards and the Winners:
Individual Category:     Glynis Peters and Shannon Miller
Media Category:     Maclean’s Magazine
Organizational Category:     National Aboriginal Coaching School
Herstorical Category:     Rose Mercier