The Women to Watch Grant program, working in partnership with Provincial Sport Organizations and Coaching Manitoba, Sport Manitoba provides a monthly grant of $500 to a female athlete, team, official or volunteer to assist them in enhancing their women in sport career.
Winnipeg’s Marianne Bergmann has been selected for the award. Marianne decided to pursue her dream of making the Senior National Team in rowing and compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janerio. She moved to British Columbia to train full time at the National Development Center for rowing. If she makes the Senior team then she will have to move out to London, Ontario to train there. In her words she “eats, sleeps and lives rowing” to pursue this dream.