CANADIAN SPORT AWARDS

OTTAWA (September 20, 2018) – Canadian athletes at the 2018 Olympic Winter and Paralympic Games in PyeongChang and 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia were the majority winners in the “Performance Category” of the 41st Canadian Sport Awards (CSA), which were held last night in Ottawa.

A capacity crowd representing the “who’s who” in the Canadian sport community was on hand at the CSA’s, Canada’s premier event for sport achievement and leadership recognition. The event, emceed by Olympic medallists Perdita Felicien and Alex Despatie honoured 18 winners from 4 categories, Sport Performance, Influencers, Corporate Excellence and People’s Choice.

“We are proud of the exceptional individuals and organizations who were honoured at these 2018 Canadian Sport Awards”, said Dasha Peregoudova, President of AthletesCAN. “They are a true representation of Canadian excellence in sport and we congratulate them for their well deserved recognition as 2018 CSA winners. Honouring achievements such as these is important to AthletesCAN, and we look forward to continuing to celebrating those who make a difference and who so clearly demonstrate the impact that sport has on Canadian society.”

Recipients of the 2018 Canadian Sport Awards are:

WINTER SPORT PERFORMANCE

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Kim Boutin - Short Track Speed Skating

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Brian McKeever - Para Cross Country Skiing

PARTNERS OF THE YEAR
Scott Moir & Tessa Virtue - Figure Skating (Dance)

TEAM OF THE YEAR
Team Jennifer Jones - Curling

SUMMER SPORT PERFORMANCE

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Brooke Henderson - Golf

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Damian Warner - Athletics

PARTNERS OF THE YEAR
Melissa Humaña-Paredes & Sarah Pavan – Beach volleyball

TEAM OF THE YEAR
Basketball - Men's Commonwealth Games Team (Silver)

INFLUENCERS

Bruce Kidd Leadership Award
Chandra Crawford

AthletesCAN Social Responsibility Award
Mark Tewksbury

Leadership in Sport Award
Michele O’Keefe

True Sport Award
Jill Officer

Inclusion Award - Obliterating Barriers in Sport
Billy Bridges & Sami Jo Small

#AthleteVoice Award – Rep of the Year
Inaki Gomez

CORPORATE EXCELLENCE

Individual Athlete Support
Mawer Investment Management Ltd.

National Team Support
Solace

National Initiative Support
Canadian Tire Corporation

In addition to the Awards presented to the above recipients, CBC presented a “People’s Choice Award for Performance of the Year”, through an online platform where viewers were asked to pick their favourite performance out of a short list of six. Following thousands of views and votes, the Olympic gold medallists in ice dance, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were the overwhelming choice of the public.

For further information:

Ashley LaBrie
Executive Director AthletesCAN
(613) 526-4025
[email protected]
www.athletescan.com