The Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association is based on the tremendous volunteers of teacher coaches, corporate sector, media and other persons interested in the promotion of school athletics. The MHSAA annually recognizes the contribution of such individuals and presents certificates of recognition.
The Frank L. McKinnon Award is presented to an outstanding contributor to high school atheltics. The award is named in honor of long time Principal of Carman Collegiate, Frank McKinnon who was a past Board member and Past President of the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association.
The Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association is comprised of 15 Zones. Each zone is made up of a tremendous number of volunteers who put in countless hours as coaches, sport administrators, and league organizers. The MHSAA with the support of Jostens annually recognizes one individual in each zone for their contribution.
The Nick Laping Leadership Award is in honor of a great friend of High School Sports, Nick Laping. Nick started his teaching career at John Taylor Collegiate around 40 Years ago and coached the John Taylor Pipers and St. Paul’s Crusaders in Basketball. Nick left teaching and went into the business community working for Jr. Achievement and later on as Vice President of Human Resources at the Birchwood Group. His was a real leader in sport and always cared about his high school sport roots.