Over the past few weeks, Athletics Canada has announced the finalists of its 2017 annual awards. On social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and at athletics.ca, 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
We're pleased to announce that Harold Willers of the @TheValleyRoyals Track and Field Club in @BC_Athletics is the 2017 recipient of the Jane & Gerry Swan Award. Congratulations Harold for all your hard work. pic.twitter.com/Mq2BziQEfX— Athletics Canada (@AthleticsCanada) May 15, 2018
Myrtle Cook Trophy – U18 Athlete of the Year
Trinity Tutti is the 2017 Myrtle Cook Trophy winner recognizing the U18 Athlete of the Year. Her accomplishments included 🥇 at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the discus and shot as well as 🥇 at the Canada Games in the discus. pic.twitter.com/focX1lJznN— Athletics Canada (@AthleticsCanada) May 16, 2018
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
Congratulations @EvanDunfee on winning the Fred Begley for a 3rd time in your illustrious career. Evan's season included a 15th finish at the World Champs in the 50km race walk. Bonus points for the 😂 video cc: @justyn_knight pic.twitter.com/OhRrdGLWx7— Athletics Canada (@AthleticsCanada) May 18, 2018
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
Liam Stanley wins the 2017 Arnold Boldt Award for Ambulatory Athlete of the Year. His season included 🥈at the World Para Athletics Championships in the T37 1500m. He also set 🇨🇦 records in the 800m & 1500m. Congrats Liam and coach @BruceDeacon pic.twitter.com/awzeGRcAYg— Athletics Canada (@AthleticsCanada) May 17, 2018
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
Melissa Bishop (@BishopMelissa) wins the 2017 Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy for Single Most Outstanding Performance of the Year for her 1:57.68 in the 800m final at IAAF Worlds. pic.twitter.com/NejGV3dlsE— Athletics Canada (@AthleticsCanada) May 22, 2018
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.