Athlete of the Year – History

1953 Shirley Thomas, Equestrian
1954 Anne Heggtveit-Hamilton, Skiing
1955 Art Tommy, Skiing
1956 John Clifford, Skiing
1957 Mariette Laframboise, Tennis
1958 Anne Heggtveit-Hamilton, Skiing
1959 Barney Hartman, Skeet
1960 Anne Heggtveit-Hamilton, Skiing
1961 Dave Dorman, Track and Field
1962 Allen Salter, Weightlifting
1963 Bob Stimpson, Golf
1964 Andy Nezan, Golf
1965 Judy Dallimore, Track and Field
1966 Tom Gorman, Basketball
1967 Pat Morris, Ski Jump
1968 Don Rioux, Golf
1969 Betsy Clifford-Higgins, Skiing
1970 Betsy Clifford-Higgins, Skiing
1971 Michael “Bunny” Laroque, Hockey
1972 Glenda Resier, Track and Field
1973 Sue Holloway, Paddling
1974 Lynn Nightengale, Figure Skating
1975 Neil Lumsden, Football
1976 Martin Wostenholme, Tennis
1977 Doug Wilson, Hockey
1978 Bob Smith, Hockey
1979 Pat Messner, Water Skiing
1980 Greg Olson, Golf
1981 Horst Bulau, Ski Jumping
1982 Horst Bulau, Ski Jumping
1983 Kathy Bald, Swimming
1984 Linda Thom, Sports Pistol
1985 Carol Ann Alie, Board Sailing
1986 Anna Fraser, Freestyle Skiing
1987 Ian Millar, Equestrian
1988 Elizabeth Manley, Figure Skating
1989 Chris Simboli, Freestyle Skiing
1990 Chris Flynn, Football
1991 Ren Crichlow, Canoeing
1992 Jeff Koradi, Football
1993 Al Charron, Rugby
1994 Linda Jackson & Gord Fraser, Cycling
1995 Harry Van Hofwegen, Football
1996 Glenroy Gilbert, Athletics
1997 Alyn McCauley, Hockey
1998 John Morris, Curling
1999 Brian Campbell, Hockey
2000 Phil Côté, Football
2001 Seamus Kotyk, Hockey
2002 Jeff Bean, Freestyle Skiing

From 2003 onwards, there have been winners for both Female Athlete of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year.