Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the banquet?

This year’s banquet is on Wednesday, February 8 at Centurion Conference & Event Center, 170 Colonnade Road South, in Nepean. Parking is complimentary.

The doors open for our reception at 6 p.m., while the dinner and awards start at 7 p.m. Dress code is business or work casual. Teams are encouraged to wear team jackets.

Who is entitled to a free ticket?

Athletes who are selected as the individual winners for the sports are entitled to one (1) free ticket.

Teams that are selected, that have won a championship in recognized sports in a recognized age category at the provincial or higher level are entitled to one (1) free ticket.

Individuals who are selected as winners of the Mayor’s Cup, or winners of one of the Lifetime Achievement awards, or winners of the Male and Female Athlete, Coach or Team of the Year are entitled to one (1) free ticket.

Can athletes or individuals be nominated if they have won in previous years?

For winners of the individual sports awards, we are looking to recognize the best athlete in that sport for the current calendar year. Therefore, athletes may be nominated and be selected as the winner in multiple years. The Team awards are based strictly on performance, i.e., winners at a championship at the Provincial or higher level within the year. Therefore teams that meet these criteria may be recognized in multiple years.

For the Athletes (Male and Female) of the Year, and Teams (Male and Female) of the Year, the winners are selected from the current year’s individual sports winners and team champions. They may win honours in multiple years.

Coaches (Male and Female) of the Year will be selected based on their performance during the year.
Lifetime Achievement Awards and the Mayor’s Cup are given to a recipient only one time.

How do I purchase OSA banquet tickets?

  • Click the “Banquet Tickets On Sale Now” ad found on the top of the page.
  • Enter the number of tickets you would like to purchase into the Quantity input box and click the “Add to cart” button.
  • You will be directed to the Checkout screen.
  • Enter your Coupon Code (if applicable), Ticket Information, Billing Information, and Payment Information.
  • Click the “Review order” button.
  • You will be directed to the Review order screen.
  • Ensure that all information is correct. If it is not correct, click the “Back” button to return to the Checkout screen to update your information. Click the “Review order” button.
  • Ensure that all information is correct, then click the “Submit order” button.
  • You will be directed to a receipt page, which will also be emailed to the address you provided during checkout.

Who may nominate athletes and individuals for the Ottawa Sports Awards?

Anyone who has an interest in promoting amateur sport in Ottawa may make a nomination on behalf of a deserving, qualified athlete, coach, official, or volunteer.

My guests and/or I can no longer attend the event, can I be reimbursed for my tickets?

Please see our Return Policy.

What is the cost of additional tickets?

Individual tickets are $70.

All prices and dollar amounts are in Canadian dollars. The flat ticket prices include Ontario sales tax (13% HST). Your Order Total displayed on the Checkout screen is the total amount that you will be charged.

How do I receive my tickets?

You will receive an email confirming a ticket(s) has been reserved in your name once you have completed the form on the website.  Requests for groups to sit together will be accommodated to the extent possible.

If I am an award winner how do I reserve my free ticket(s)?

You will receive an email containing your promo code, directing you to go to the OSA website ( to purchase your tickets. During the checkout process, you will be given the option to type in your promo code for your free ticket(s). This promo code may only be used once.

What are the criteria for an athlete, coach, official or volunteer to be nominated?

Please see the eligibility criteria on the Nominations page.

What payment types are accepted to purchase tickets?

OSA accepts online payments only. To ensure that information entered on the internet cannot be abused, we have implemented a security protocol called SSL (Secure Socket Layer). SSL encrypts all information entered on our site before it is sent over the internet. SSL prevents eavesdropping and ensures data integrity during communications. For further information please view our Privacy Policy.