January 7/06 6:25 am - Canadian Sport Awards Nominations
Posted by Editor on 01/7/06
Canadian Sport Awards Nominations
The True Sport Foundation (TSF) reminds the Canadian sport community that the nomination period for the 33rd annual Canadian Sport Awards (CSA) will close in one week, on Friday, January 13, 2006. For complete information on the nomination process and to access the online nomination form, visit www.canadiansportawards.ca.
"This is an exciting time for Canadian sport and I would like to encourage all sport organizations, media and the general public to nominate their sport heroes for this year's Canadian Sport Awards," said Paul Melia, Chairperson of the True Sport Foundation.
Established in 1972, the Canadian Sport Awards are the premier recognition event for sporting excellence. The 33rd annual edition celebrates excellence in sport in 2005. Finalists for each CSA award will be released in February 2006, with winners announced at an official ceremony in spring 2006.
Any Canadian citizen can nominate an individual, team, community or corporation for the Canadian Sport Awards. Individuals and corporations can also self-nominate. Eligible entries are for performances or contributions from January 1, 2005 through to December 31, 2005.
Nominations must be submitted on the online nomination form no later than 5:00 p.m. E.S.T., Friday, January 13, 2006. Late submissions will not be accepted.
The Canadian Sport Award categories are listed below, along with those honoured for each award in 2004.
The Athletic Performance Awards recognize outstanding athletic performance.
Male Athlete of the Year (The Norton H. Crow Award)
- 2004 winner: Kyle Shewfelt, Men's Gymnastics
Female Athlete of the Year (The Velma Springstead Award)
- 2004 winner: Chantal Petitclerc, Athletics - Wheelchair Track and Field
Junior Male Athlete of the Year (The Viscount Alexander Award)
- 2004 winner: Michael Mason, Athletics - Track and Field, High Jump
Junior Female Athlete of the Year (The Elaine Tanner Award)
- 2004 winner: Shannon Rempel, Speed Skating - Long Track
Male Team of the Year (The Dick Ellis Trophy)
- 2004 winner: Men's Wheelchair Basketball
Female Team of the Year (Edmonton Grads Trophy)
- 2004 winner: Women's Goalball Team, Canadian Blind Sports
Partners of the Year (The Wilson and McCall Trophy)
- 2004 winner: Men's Coxless Four Rowing Crew (Cam Baerg, Tom Herschmiller, Jake Wetzel, Barney Williams)
The Leadership Awards recognize and celebrate an individual's outstanding contribution to the betterment of sport.
Athlete Leadership Award (The Bruce Kidd Award)
- 2004 winner: Patrick Jarvis, Amarok Training Centre
Volunteer Achievement Award (The Bryce Taylor Award)
- 2004 winner: Eldon Godfrey, Diving Plongeon Canada
Leadership in Sport Award
- 2004 winner: Dale Henwood, Calgary Sport Centre
Coach of the Year
- 2004 winner: Peter Eriksson, Athletics Canada
The Corporate Excellence Awards recognize and celebrate corporations who provide outstanding support to Canadian sport.
National Team Support
- 2004 winner: Pfizer Canada
Individual Athlete Support
- 2004 winner: Royal Bank Financial Group
National Initiative Support
- 2004 winner: Bell Canada
The Bell True Sport Community Awards recognize the importance of fair and ethical sport, inclusion, accessibility and a positive sport experience at the community level. Bell True Sport communities are honoured for their best practices, commitment and accomplishments in furthering their community-based sport and recreation programs. The 2004 Bell True Sport Communities were Edmonton, AB, Sherbrooke, QC, and Tumbler Ridge, BC.
The Investors Group Spirit of Sport Story of the Year recognizes and celebrates a Canadian hero who, in the pursuit of sporting excellence, has demonstrated values such as fairness, inclusion, perseverance, sportsmanship, respect for others, and a true love of sport. The 2004 winner was Myriam Boileau, Diving Plongeon Canada.
About the True Sport Foundation
The True Sport Foundation is a charitable organization committed to ensuring that sport makes a positive contribution to Canadian society, athletes and the physical and moral development of Canada's youth. Managed by the Foundation, the Canadian Sport Awards boasts a strong relationship with its modern day founding partners, which include Athletes CAN, the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada, the Canada Games and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.