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Lifetime Award Recipients Announced for 2020

Dec. 15, 2020

Carol Anne Chénard, Eric Loucks, Dean Sherratt, and the Takahashi family are the 2020 recipients of the Ottawa Sports Awards Lifetime Awards and Mayor’s Cup. In a year which saw remarkable challenges for many in the sporting community, the Ottawa Sports Awards is proud to highlight the years of commitment and excellence that these recipients

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2020 Update: Lifetime Awards to be selected, annual dinner postponed

Oct. 13, 2020

The Ottawa Sports Awards Board of Directors recently made the following decisions in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to proactively follow the relevant guidelines of the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health, in addition to the province of Ontario:  Nominations are now open for Lifetime Awards in Coaching, Technical Officials,

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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

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Individual Sport Award Winners Released for Tonight’s Ottawa Sports Awards

Jan. 30, 2019

Athletic standouts ranging from thirteen-year-old phenoms to Olympic medallists will be honoured at tonight’s Ottawa Sports Awards as the best representatives of their sport in Ottawa for 2018. The 64 Individual Sport Award winners will come together tonight at Algonquin College, alongside members of championship teams and major award winners, to celebrate amateur sport at

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Sindy Hooper, Harriet Cherry, and 80-plus Hockey Hall of Fame to be recognized at sold out Ottawa Sports Awards

Jan. 23, 2019

There will be a record number of athletes, coaches, volunteers, and officials in attendance at the Ottawa Sports Awards at Algonquin College on Wednesday, January 30 to celebrate the 2018 accomplishments of the City’s amateur sports community. 700 tickets have been sold or distributed to winners, and the event sold out 12 days in advance.

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Ottawa’s Athletes, Coaches, and Teams of the Year for 2018 announced

Jan. 15, 2019

The Ottawa Sports Awards committee has released the identities of its annual major award winners for 2018, including 2018 Canadian Olympic Team member Isabelle Weidemann and World Championship bronze medallist Mike Woods as the city’s Athletes of the Year. uOttawa women’s soccer head coach Steve Johnson and Cassandra Smith of The Akademy Snowboard Programs are

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Ottawa Sports Awards Announces 2018 Lifetime Award Winners

Dec. 11, 2018

Lifetime Achievement Award winners announced for 2018 Ottawa Sports Awards The Ottawa Sports Awards is proud to announce the 2018 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

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Ottawa Sports Awards Gala Sold Out, Individual Sport Award Winners Revealed

Jan. 31, 2018

The 65th Annual Ottawa Sports Awards Gala is tonight at Algonquin College, recognizing the best of Ottawa’s amateur sports community in 2017. The gala will be filled to capacity, with over 600 winners and supporters in attendance and tickets sold out. The full house will enjoy the presentations of the Lifetime and Major Awards, as

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2018 Olympians to be celebrated as Ottawa’s Athletes of the Year at 2017 Ottawa Sports Awards

Jan. 17, 2018

The Ottawa Sports Awards committee has released the identities of its annual major award winners, including 2018 Canadian Olympic Team members Rachel Homan and Vincent de Haître as the city’s Athletes of the Year. Homan’s World Championship winning curling rink is also a Team of the Year winner, alongside the National Championship winning Carleton Ravens

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Curling Legend Earle Morris Named As One of Four 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Nov. 30, 2017

The Ottawa Sports Awards is proud to announce the 2017 recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards in coaching, officiating, and volunteering, 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 2017 Ottawa Sports Awards Dinner, January 31, 2018 at Algonquin

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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 Mike and Gary decided to step down from their key organizing roles and the Ottawa Sports Awards were renamed and revamped, but continue the tradition started in 1953.

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