Gord Mackie Memorial Scholarship - Application Deadline Extended ~ Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association

Gord Mackie Memorial Scholarship - Application Deadline Extended

Gord Mackie Memorial Scholarship

The Gord Mackie Memorial Scholarship is an annual $500.00 scholarship offered to a member of the Manitoba Athletic Therapists’ Association who is currently enrolled in post-secondary education, in order to help with the costs associated with their education.

Gord Mackie was a life-long Winnipegger, who was recognized as a founding member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. He held many important positions throughout his career, including head therapist for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and head therapist for Team Canada at multiple events, including the Davis Cup, Pan Am games and World Aquatic Championships.

Gord’s family has identified three important qualities which represent Gord’s character, and this scholarship is set to reward these same qualities.

  1. Dedication to the profession of Athletic Therapy and the art of healing; Gord did not stop his practice until he retired at the age of 90.
  2. Passion for working with clients from all demographics; Gord worked with clients from all walks of life, including  Aboriginal youth, junior hockey players, Team Canada athletes, and everyone in-between.
  3. Commitment to life-long learning; Gord was an avid reader and continued to read volumes of books about healthy living and healing until his passing.

Application Process


  •     Member in good standing with the MATA and CATA
  •     Enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program related to Athletic Therapy (graduate or post-graduate) for the upcoming academic year

Please include a short (one page) essay, outlining your commitment to the qualities listed above, along with a letter of recommendation and confirmation of enrollment in a post-secondary program.

Application deadline extended to May 25th, 2018. Award will be presented at our Annual General Meeting.

Please send completed applications to:

Gord Mackie Scholarship
c/o Manitoba Athletic Therapists' Association
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg MB, R3B 2Z6

Or email to: mata@sportmanitoba.ca

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