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Andy Binda, Richard Starnes, and Stan Banville to be recognized at upcoming Ottawa Sports Awards

Jan. 17, 2020

The Ottawa Sports Awards will recognize the impact of three members of the city’s sporting community with special awards at this year’s annual gala. The trio of Andy Binda, Richard Starnes, and Stan Banville are winners of the Special Recognition Award, Lifetime Award for Media Excellence, and Spirit of Sport Award, respectively. The honourees will More

Ottawa Sports Awards announces Athletes, Coaches, and Teams of the Year for 2019

Dec. 30, 2019

The Ottawa Sports Awards committee has selected the winners of its annual major awards for 2019. Ivanie Blondin’s recent successes at the Speed Skating World Cup put her over the top in a strong field of candidates for Female Athlete of the Year, which she previously won in 2014, while shotputter Tim Nedow is honoured More

Four Distinguished Lifetime Award Winners to be Celebrated at 2019 Ottawa Sports Awards

Dec. 03, 2019

The Ottawa Sports Awards is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards in coaching, officiating, and volunteering and administration, as well as the winner of the Mayor’s Cup award for outstanding contribution to local sport. The honourees will be celebrated in person at the 2019 Ottawa Sports Awards Dinner, January 29, 2020 More

Our History

In 1953, Lou LaBlond of the Associated Canadians Travellers (ACT) initiated the first awards dinner called the ACT Sportmens Dinner, honouring 16 amateur athletes with assistance from the Eastview Lions Club and the Eastview Recreation Centre. The event continued to be known as the ACT Awards for an amazing 50 years under the guidance of Mike Milligan and Gary Mighton. In 2003, both Mike and Gary decided to step down from their key organizing roles.

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