Athletics Canada reveals 2017 annual award winners

Over the past few weeks, Athletics Canada has announced the finalists of its 2017 annual awards. On social media (FacebookInstagram and Twitter) and at, we had a look back at their accomplishments during the 2017 calendar year, shared stories, photos and highlights from the season that was.

Now it’s time to officially name the 2017 award winners. We invite you to follow along once again, as we share videos from the athletes/coaches and to congratulate them on a successful 2017.

Once all award winners have been announced, the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame will share the list of athletes, coaches and builders who will form the ‘Class of 2018’. The Hall of Fame inductees will be honoured in Toronto at Track & Field in the 6ix.


2017 Athletics Canada annual award winners


Jane & Gerry Swan Award – Development Coach of the Year


Myrtle Cook Trophy – U18 Athlete of the Year


Dr. Doug Clement Award – Coach of the Year


Eric E. Coy Trophy – U20 Athlete of the Year


Dr. Fred Tees Memorial Trophy – Canadian University Athlete of the Year


Fred Begley Memorial Trophy – Off-Track Athlete of the Year


Lyle Sanderson Award – Combined Events Athlete of the Year


F.N.A. Rowell Trophy – Field Athlete of the Year


Arnold Boldt Award – Ambulatory Athlete of the Year


Phil A. Edwards Memorial Trophy – Track Athlete of the Year


Chantal Petitclerc Award – Wheelchair Athlete of the Year


Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy – Outstanding Performance of the year


Jack W. Davies Trophy – Athlete of the Year

For a list of each finalist’s accomplishments during the 2017 season, as well as a full list of nominees please click here.

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