Grant McManes retired from public education in December 2020 after 34 years. As an educator, he taught K-12 physical education in both rural and urban settings. For 25 years Grant worked as a supervisor/consultant/coordinator helping physical educators and health educators implement curriculum and develop new programs. This includes a two-year secondment with Manitoba Education responsible for the development and implementation of the mandatory grade 11 and 12 PE/HE credits.
Grant is also a Past President of both what now is PHE Manitoba and PHE Canada. Grant has remained an active member of PHE Canada as the Board Representative for Manitoba-Nunavut and a member of the Quality Daily Physical Education Recognition Award Program Review Committee and the Passport for Life Advisory Committee.
Grant was a sessional instructor (2016-2020) at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Education where he taught the Senior Years: Teaching Physical Education/Health Education course. He has presented at numerous divisional, provincial and national conferences on such topics as: heart rate monitoring, risk management, and PE programming and assessment.
Grant has recently accepted a volunteer position with the Mission Staff for the Manitoba team for the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Grant is also a True Sport Champion and an active supporter of True Sport Lives Here Manitoba.
Grant continues to enjoy playing hockey and golf, cycling, working out, and taking active vacations with his family and tries to embody being a participant and not a spectator in the game of life.