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Athletics Canada reveals annual award winners

2016 was an outstanding year that saw Canadian athletes make their mark on the international stage, culminating with the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Over the course of the next two weeks, Athletics Canada will reveal its 2016 annual award winners on athletics.ca, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Each day an award winner will be publicized.

The 2016 Athletics Canada annual award winners will officially be recognized in Ottawa on July 5 as part of a special ceremony at the 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships. The ceremony will also include the induction of the 2017 Hall of Fame Class. Hall of Fame inductees will be revealed in early May.

Reveal schedule

April 6 – Myrtle Cook Memorial Trophy / Youth Athlete of the Year - Xahria Santiago

April 7 – Eric E. Coy Memorial Trophy / Junior Athlete of the Year  - Robert Heppenstall

April 8 – Jane & Gerry Swan Award / Development Coach of the Year - Tony Sharpe

April 9 – Dr. Doug Clement Award / Coach of the Year - Stuart McMillan 

April 10 – Arnold Boltd Award / Ambulatory Athlete of the Year - Alister McQueen

April 11 – Fred Begley Memorial Trophy / Off Track Athlete of the Year - Evan Dunfee

April 12 – Lyle Sanderson Award / Combined Events Athlete of the Year - Brianne Theisen-Eaton

April 13 – Fred Tees Memorial Trophy / Canadian University Athlete of the Year - Brittany Crew

April 14 – Phil A. Edwards Memorial Trophy / Track Athlete of the Year - Andre De Grasse

April 15 – F.N.A. Rowell Trophy / Field Athlete of the Year - Derek Drouin

April 16 – Chantal Petitclerc Award / Wheelchair Athlete of the Year - Michelle Stilwell

April 18 – Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy / Outstanding Performance of the Year - Derek Drouin

April 19 – Jack W. Davis Award / Overall Athlete of the Year - Andre De Grasse

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  • Looking 💯 on the podium. Congrats @phyliciageorge and @kailliehumphries on Olympic 🥉. #pyeongchang2018
  • What a run! Phylicia George takes #Olympic bronze in the bobsleigh with pilot Kaillie Humphries. Give this a like if you look forward to seeing Phylicia back on the track jumping over things on the road to #Tokyo2020.
  • Podium sweep 🥇🥈🥉 for the U20 Women and Team NACAC / Pan American Cup 🥇🥇
  • Team 🇨🇦 looks ready for today’s Pan American Cross Country Cup in El Salvador.
  • Yup that’s triple Olympic medalist Andre De Grasse leading #TeamClippers to a victory in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. His stat line : 17 PTS, 6 REB, 4 STL. He may not be Bo Jackson, but  #AndreKnows Basketball 📷 @nbaallstar
  • After breaking the 🇨🇦 indoor mile record, Kate Van Buskirk named Athletics Canada / BioSteel Athlete of the Month for January 2018.
  • Check out our website for the full roster of athletes that will represent 🇨🇦 at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Champs.
  • #Repost @reganyee
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When Lopez Lomong tells you to kick, you kick. #BombaSquadBabes 📸 -@howlaophotography
  • That feeling of reuniting with your BFF after you each broke 🇨🇦 records over the weekend. @BrittCrew  @alysha_newman94
  • It was a great weekend in Montreal. Be sure to check out photos on Facebook.
  • Some great finishes from last night at #MTLGP18. The action continues with the final day of the Hershey 🇨🇦 Indoor U18 / U20 Champs live on AthleticsCanada.tv
  • Probably the only time a #Habs wins something this season. #MTLGP18 men’s long jump:
1st - Jarvis Gotch 7.82m 🇺🇸 2nd - Damar Forbes 7.75m 🇯🇲 3rd - Tyrone Smith 7.68m 🇧🇲
  • A 👀 at @alyshanewman’s 🇨🇦 record breaking vault of 4.66m.
  • Brittany Crew throws a 🇨🇦 record of 18.20-metres at #MTLGP18
  • These are the moments you remember for the rest of your life. Don’t forget you can watch all the pros live tonight beginning at 18:30 at Robillard... admission is free! #mtlgp18 ・・・
So today was really awesome! Definitely worth the trip! So cool to meet you, thanks so much :)! 😁
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