Each year, the event welcomes and recognizes local, regional and national sports stars and their contributions to sports in Canada.
Christine Sinclair is widely recognized as the greatest soccer player to ever come out of Canada. She has spent the last 17 years with the Canadian team, participating in three FIFA World Cups (2003, 2007, 2011) and two Olympic Games.
At the London 2012 Summer Games, she scored a hat-trick in a 4-3 extra-time loss in the semifinal match against the USA. She finished as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals and led the Canadian women’s national soccer team to a bronze medal with a 1-0 win against France.
Christine is the reigning and seven-time Soccer Canada Player of the Year. Five times she has been nominated as the FIFA World Player of the Year. She is also the recipient of a Diamond Jubilee Medal.
In September 2013, she was inducted in Canada’s Walk of Fame, and in June 2017, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston.
Trish Stratus is a fitness icon, entrepreneur and actress.
Recognized as one of WWE’s all-time greats, Trish is a seven-time Women’s Champion and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
Trish has dedicated her life to health and fitness and upon retiring from WWE, she parlayed her success and passion into her fitness lifestyle brand, Stratusphere.
In 2010, she launched a line of retail products which includes yoga and fitness equipment and a line of fitness DVDs. She further expanded her offerings with a line of wellness teas.
Trish lives in Toronto with her husband and high school sweetheart Ron and their two children Max, and their newest addition, Madison.
Karen Phibbs - 2018 Sportsperson of the Year
She has been involved in almost every aspect of the game of hockey locally, provincially and nationally.
Her resume includes being elected to Ontario Hockey Association Board in 1997 assumed Ontario Hockey Federation Minor/Junior Committee Chair.
In 2001 she was elected to Ontario Hockey Federation Board.
In 2006, she made hockey history, being elected OHA Board Chair, becoming first female head of OHA, Canada’s oldest (established in 1890) and largest organization. Year later, became Hockey Canada Junior Council Director, another first for a female.
In April 2013, became the first female Officer in Hockey Canada’s 99-year history, being named a Vice-Chair.
In September 2015 she assumed one of highest positions in amateur hockey in country with OHA hiring her as its first female President and CEO.
In her role she spearhead drive to make full facial protection mandatory (as opposed to half-visors) for all 120 Junior teams (2,800 players). That drive took took effect this season.