Amanda has been involved in gymnastics for more than 33 years. She has extensive coaching experience ranging from preschool through the competitive stream.
She is a national high-performance judge and has been to numerous Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships and Canadian Championships. In 2015, she received a Special Achievement Award for her involvement in the sport.
Amanda's greatest strengths include her technical knowledge of gymnastics and attention to detail, her ability to teach in ways children understand and her organizational skills. Amanda believes she is only as good of a coach as her weakest athlete. She is known for her ability to help athletes discover their inner strengths and reach their full potential.
Amanda's post-secondary education is in medical laboratory sciences.
Corie McCormick Colliou
Corie has been involved with gymnastics for more than 31 years. She is known for her calm demeanour and patience.
Corie believes athletes find success in overcoming fears, cheering for other participants, having fun, persevering despite challenges and life-long participation. She strives to ensure every athlete receives quality instruction and attention, regardless of ability.
Corie has more than 20 years of experience teaching gymnastics, from movement classes for babies to Junior Olympic competitive athletes.
Corie is a graduate with majors in Child Development and Conflict Resolution Studies. She is well versed in the biological, environmental and sociological influences on child development, and able to diffuse and prevent stressful situations, resulting in a more positive and mentally healthy environment.
Junior Team Coach and Choreographer
Brianna is a former competitive gymnast and dancer. She has seven years of coaching experience and is a regional and provincial stream judge.
Brianna has been recognized locally and nationally for her volunteer work and advocacy on behalf of youth. She is a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Vice-Regal Award, the "Make a Difference" Community Service Award and the City of Winnipeg's Youth Role Model Award (Advocacy).
A current university student, Brianna is an award-winning author who published a book for youth at 17 years old. She is a recipient of numerous scholarships including the prestigious TD Scholarship for Community Leadership.
Brianna is a motivational speaker who has given talks at events such as We Day. Her primary goal is to inspire young athletes to believe in themselves, set big goals and believe in their dreams.
Regional Team Coach
Deanna is a former competitive gymnast and has been involved in gymnastics for more than 27 years. Her significant coaching experience ranges from recreational through to the regional competitive stream. Additionally, she is a regional stream judge and is working towards becoming an official in acrobatic gymnastics.
Deanna believes in making sure athletes learn the appropriate basics, progressions and skills safely, building individual strengths and abilities, and having fun individually and as a team. She inspires her athletes to go after their goals and succeed while enjoying the sport of gymnastics as much as she does!
Regional Team Coach
Bianca is a former competitive gymnast and has actively participated in school sports, including volleyball and track and field. Her passion for gymnastics and her desire to be a positive role model and help others succeed led her to coach at Prairie Reign Gymnastics.
Bianca is a Grade 12 student who has received academic recognition throughout her high school education. She plans to pursue a career in medicine in the future.
As a hardworking and goal-oriented person, Bianca believes that with determination, patience and perseverance, anyone can achieve their dreams.
Gymnastics for All Coach
Raina is a Grade 12 student who has made her school's honour roll throughout high school. Biology is her favourite subject and she hopes to eventually have a career in the science or medical field.
Raina has had a passion for gymnastics since her first day in the gym and is one of Prairie Reign's top competitive athletes. She is also a judge in the regional competitive stream. She loves working with the children at Prairie Reign and helping them discover the same love for gymnastics that she has.
Raina is hardworking and motivated. During her spare time, she enjoys volleyball and track and field, meeting new people and trying new foods and activities.
Coach in Training
Coach in Training
Mattie is a former Prairie Reign developmental coach, currently attending Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2021, Mattie was a recipient of a Schulich Leader Scholarship. When home from Halifax, you may see Mattie drop in to say "hi" or offer words of wisdom and encouragement.
Mattie believes that youth require positive mentors and that leading with encouragement will inspire people to become the best versions of themselves. Through coaching at Prairie Reign Gymnastics, she uses these values to positively impact youth athletes and help create a supportive learning environment.
General Coach Information
At Prairie Reign Gymnastics, our coaches believe in creating a positive atmosphere where athletes of all ages can reach their full potential. Coaches are trained and certified through the National Coaching Certification Program and have their First Aid/CPR-AED and Respect in Sport certification, in addition to in-house training. Junior coaches are working towards certification.
Unique to Prairie Reign is that our two head coaches are actively involved in each class and work with each child that enters the gym.
Interested in being a part of our team? Contact email@example.com.