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AthletesCAN – 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 more information on the 2018 Canadian Sport Awards, visit www.athletescan.com!

 

For further information:

Ashley LaBrie

Executive Director
AthletesCAN

(613) 526-4025
alabrie@athletescan.com
www.athletescan.com