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Coaches & Staff


Troy Waggoner, BKin. CAT. CSCS.

Athletic Therapist / Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Troy graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and attained his advanced certification in Athletic Therapy through Mount Royal University. Troy is employed full time as a Clinical Athletic Therapist at Highland Rehabilitation Centre in Moose Jaw. He has attained his advanced certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His clinical interests include general strength and conditioning, walking and running mechanics, weight loss, sport specific training and general exercise rehabilitation. Troy also provides acute sport services including sideline sports coverage.


Mark MacKinnon, B.A. CSCS.

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Prior to joining CanWest, Mark spent three years as a strength coach at Focus Fitness, the official training and practice facility of the Winnipeg Jets (NHL) and Manitoba Moose (AHL). Mark is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS). In addition, he is a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach (Pn1). Being part of CanWest, Mark sees an opportunity to reach more individuals and athletes and assist them in attaining their dreams and goals. His goal is to establish life-changing habits for all his clients, so they can achieve great success in life and sport.


Dustin Todd

Massage Therapist

Dustin is a Professional Remedial Massage Therapist. He graduated from the Western College of Remedial Massage Therapy. Dustin has an extensive background in sport. He has provided massage therapy services for a number of years with the Sask Selects as well as a number of local sport organizations. He has a keen interest in musculoskeletal health. His practice focus’ on identifying dysfunction to get to the route of the problem. He provides a number of services including general massage and sport specific/injury specific massage services.


Kyra Klassen

Group Fitness Instructor 

Kyra is the owner of The Strong Studio by DFWK and Fitness Director at Alliance Health,  and holds a number of fitness qualifications, including ISSA Personal Health Coach and ELITE Athlete Trainer, SPRA Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Dance 2Fit Master Trainer.  Kyra loves leading and motivating others in their fitness journey and enjoys traveling with friends and family, especially to the mountains.  Kyra is excited to lead group fitness classes in Caronport, her home for the past 9 years.


Abi Mitchell

Group Fitness Instructor 

Abi is an SPRA Certified Group Fitness Instructor and holds additional certifications in Step & Choreography and Barre Above®.  Abi lives in Caronport and is also an instructor at DFWK. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for fitness and dance with everyone who joins her classes.


Rebecca Handy

Group Fitness Instructor & Operations Manager, CanWest Centre

Rebecca is a Certified Pre and Post Natal Certified Coach, 200HR Yoga Teacher Training Certified, online Health and Wellness Coach and the Operations Manager at CanWest Centre.  Rebecca looks forward to helping you have a great group fitness experience at CanWest!

Who we are

CanWest Centre is the product of a passionate group of leaders in both athletic performance and fitness. We provide elite training services for all levels of athletic performance and separately offer the most comprehensive, technologically advanced, and well-rounded fitness program available. We believe in education and it shows with every member of our staff, who are all extremely qualified and educated. Our goal is to positively impact lives and to make our services, interventions and expertise accessible to all. We want people to realize their full potential and move closer to being their personal best everyday.



The CanWest Sport Science and Performance Centre exists to improve lives through the optimization of fitness, performance and health of everyone that we serve.



Our vision is to be a centre of excellence for sports science and performance training. We want to help develop all dimensions of athlete development including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental and social wellbeing through sport science. We will attract individuals and teams from all over Western Canada to work with them at the centre and also support them through their development in sport wherever they perform. We aim to work with all persons regardless of their sport and aim to be the premier resource for up to date research based training methodology. 


Our Promise

We dedicate to uncompromising commitment in giving the very best, researched based training, service, support, equipment, and coaching. At CanWest, we will never replace scientific principles with trendy workouts. We combine our experience and education with a network of the greatest minds in our profession to give you the best version of yourself. 

Core Values

We believe there is so much beyond sport than the game itself. We believe sport is an avenue to foster positive life change. We believe sport can be used as a tool to develop higher values, set goals and create achievement to enrich personality and life. By establishing this centre we are promoting positive change to motivate those involved to be successful in their personal lives.




Pursuing Excellence



Lead with Honesty & Integrity

Board of Directors

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Jeremy Costley, BKin. MPT. Dip. Manip. PT. CGIMS. FCAMPT.

Jeremy graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. He went on to complete His Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan. He works full time as a Clinical Physical Therapist and Director at Highland Rehabilitation Centre in Moose Jaw. Jeremy has a number of post graduate specializations. He has a Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapists. He has advanced training in Vestibular Rehabilitation. He has attained certification from the University of British Columbia as a Gunn IMS practitioner. .He has attained his McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment levels A, B, C and D. His clinical interests include Strength and Conditioning, Musculoskeletal health and injury prevention, Balance and Dizziness, Sport Management, TMJ and chronic pain.

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Justin Simpkins, B.A. (Marketing)

Justin is active in leading his team in the vision and execution of PHA and CanWest.  His commitment and investment to the program is exemplified in his approach to the young athletes that each and every one of them feel connection, respected and valued on the team as an athlete and person.
The heart of CanWest is to positively impact lives and to make our services, interventions and expertise accessible to all. We want people to realize their full potential and move closer to being their personal best everyday. Justin resides in Moose Jaw with his wife, two daughters and son.


Stan Peters, B.A. (Phys. Ed). M.A.

Stan has a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Trinity Western University, master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Briercrest Seminary and has completed doctoral studies in the field of leadership at the University of San Diego. For 25 years he coached college and university level basketball. While at Briercrest, he was awarded numerous PAC and ACAC coach of the year awards, and the 1993 CCAA Men’s Basketball Coaching Excellence Award. In 2003, he was named Canada West Coach of the Year and Basketball BC University Coach of the Year while at Trinity Western University.  In 2014, he was inducted into the ACAC Hall of Fame for coaching.


He has also worked with a team over the past seven years to develop HumbleStrong Inc., a leadership and character formation model used within Prairie Hockey Academy.


He is currently the Athletics Director at Briercrest College. The goal of Briercrest Athletics is to use the pursuit of athletic championships in our unique Briercrest training ground, to grow disciples of Jesus, form transformational leaders of character, inspire graduates, and develop skills for sport and life.  Briercrest is thrilled to partner in the CanWest Sports and Performance Center. Working to develop holistic education and experiences that will allow each person to grow and develop to maximize the potential they were created to use in service of others.

Partnering Together

CanWest Sports Science & Performance Centre is a joint effort and partnership between Briercrest College, Prairie Hockey Academy and Highland Rehabilitation. We share a common vision and goal for the development of youth and athletics. We have mutual respect for our organizations and we believe we are better together. Each organization provides respective strengths that will help to establish a successful High Performance Training Facility. We are bringing you the best, and look forward to serving you! 

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