Ontario is very proud of the continuing success of its sports system. Each year the province demonstrates excellence on and off the field of play and Ontario is happy to provide recognition for the accomplishments of its many athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and sponsors.
The Ontario Sport Awards Program was formally established in 1975, but started in 1965 with honouring sport achievements. Since that time the province has provided an awards program that has recognized thousands of amateur athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials and sponsors who support the Ontario sport system. The awards program is a gala event hosted by the Government of Ontario and is a celebration of excellence.
Sport Award recipients are a prestigious group of role models for the Ontario sport system. These athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials demonstrate the high calibre of people who contribute to and grow a strong sport system in Ontario.