2019 Annual Awards

Dr. Frank Hayden – 2019 Bruce Prentice Legacy Award

Dr. Frank Hayden, a sport scientist at the University of Toronto, is the official pioneer of the Special Olympics campaign. In the early 1960s, a group of students at Toronto’s Beverley School became the test group for Dr. Frank Hayden. Dr. Hayden was studying the effects of regular exercise on

Western Ontario Athletic Association (WOAA) – 2019 Sandy Hawley Award

The Western Ontario Athletic Association boasts longevity and a rich history of community service. The W.O.A.A., a non-profit corporation, currently coordinates programs for 390 minor hockey teams, 5l women's hockey teams, 14 Senior hockey teams and 8 softball teams for a total of 463 teams.

Jerry Howarth – 2019 Brian Williams Media Award

For many in the province of Ontario, the sound of Jerry Howarth’s voice means Toronto Blue Jays baseball and a warm summer day. The York, Pa. native was raised in San Francisco. Howarth began his broadcast career in 1974 with the Tacoma Twins of the Pacific Coast League. The Blue

Virtue and Moir – Syl Apps Award 2019

Partners for two decades, Virtue, from London, Ont., and Moir, from Ilderton, Ont., had been melting hearts since they claimed gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games. They both decided to step away from the sport for two seasons after their silver in Sochi. They returned with a single-minded focus on