Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir “People’s Choice Award for Performance of the Year”

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    Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

    Canadian athletes at the 2018 Olympic Winter and Paralympic Games in PyeongChang and 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia were the majority winners in the “Performance Category” of the 41st Canadian Sport Awards (CSA), which were held last night in Ottawa.

    A capacity crowd representing the “who’s who” in the Canadian sport community was on hand at the CSA’s, Canada’s premier event for sport achievement and leadership recognition. The event, emceed by Olympic medallists Perdita Felicien and Alex Despatie honoured 18 winners from 4 categories, Sport Performance, Influencers, Corporate Excellence and People’s Choice.

    “We are proud of the exceptional individuals and organizations who were honoured at these 2018 Canadian Sport Awards”, said Dasha Peregoudova, President of AthletesCAN. “They are a true representation of Canadian excellence in sport and we congratulate them for their well deserved recognition as 2018 CSA winners. Honouring achievements such as these is important to AthletesCAN, and we look forward to continuing to celebrating those who make a difference and who so clearly demonstrate the impact that sport has on Canadian society.”

    Recipients of the 2018 Canadian Sport Awards are:

    WINTER SPORT PERFORMANCE

    FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    Kim Boutin – Short Track Speed Skating

    MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    Brian McKeever – Para Cross Country Skiing

    PARTNERS OF THE YEAR
    Scott Moir & Tessa Virtue – Figure Skating (Dance)

    TEAM OF THE YEAR
    Team Jennifer Jones – Curling

    SUMMER SPORT PERFORMANCE

    FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    Brooke Henderson – Golf

    MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    Damian Warner – Athletics

    PARTNERS OF THE YEAR
    Melissa Humaña-Paredes & Sarah Pavan – Beach volleyball

    TEAM OF THE YEAR
    Basketball – Men’s Commonwealth Games Team (Silver)

    INFLUENCERS

    Bruce Kidd Leadership Award
    Chandra Crawford

    AthletesCAN Social Responsibility Award
    Mark Tewksbury

    Leadership in Sport Award
    Michele O’Keefe

    True Sport Award
    Jill Officer

    Inclusion Award – Obliterating Barriers in Sport
    Billy Bridges & Sami Jo Small

    #AthleteVoice Award – Rep of the Year
    Inaki Gomez

    CORPORATE EXCELLENCE

    Individual Athlete Support
    Mawer Investment Management Ltd.

    National Team Support
    Solace

    National Initiative Support
    Canadian Tire Corporation

    In addition to the Awards presented to the above recipients, CBC presented a “People’s Choice Award for Performance of the Year”, through an online platform where viewers were asked to pick their favourite performance out of a short list of six. Following thousands of views and votes, the Olympic gold medallists in ice dance, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were the overwhelming choice of the public.

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