Adam van Koeverden Wins Male Athlete of the Year

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Winners Announcement 40th Canadian Sport Awards

Adam van Koeverden Wins Male Athlete of the Year Rosannagh MacLennan Wins Female Athlete of the Year

October 17, 2012

(Ottawa, ON – October 17, 2012) – The True Sport Foundation today
announced the winners of the 40th Canadian Sport Awards, which recognize
and honour excellence in Canadian sport including the sporting
achievements of Canada’s finest athletes and the contributions of others
in 2012. “The Canadian Sport Awards play an important role in honouring our
hard-working athletes, sport leaders, volunteers and corporations for
their accomplishments and contributions to Canadian sport,” noted Peter
Leyser, Executive Director, True Sport Foundation. “The 2012 winners,
along with all the finalists and nominees have earned the praise of all
Canadians through their immense talent, dedication, and ongoing
commitment to their sport.” 2012 Canadian Sport Awards Winners The Athletic Performance Awards recognize outstanding athletic
performance. Winners include: *
Male Athlete of the Year: Adam van Koeverden, Kayak, Oakville,
ON *
Female Athlete of the Year: Rosannagh MacLennan, Trampoline,
King City, ON *
Junior Athlete of the Year: Filip Peliwo, Tennis, Vancouver, BC *
Team of the Year: Soccer – Women’s (Olympic) *
Partners of the Year: Rowing – Men’s Eight (Olympic) *
The Leadership Awards recognize and celebrate an individual’s
outstanding contribution to the betterment of sport: *
Volunteer Achievement Award: Slava Corn, Gymnastics *
The Corporate Excellence Award recognizes and celebrates a
corporation who provides outstanding support to Canadian sport: The
Royal Canadian Legion *
The Spirit of Sport Story of the Year category recognizes and
celebrates Canadian heroes: Annaleise Carr, Walsh, ON

About the Canadian Sport Awards

Established in 1972, the Canadian Sport Awards brings together leaders
from the sporting and corporate communities who represent the pinnacle
of commitment and competition: Canadian amateur athletes, coaches, sport
leaders and volunteers. The annual awards promote sporting excellence
across Canada and remind Canadians how sport lifts the human spirit. It
is a tribute to the hard work, dedication and victories of our country’s
finest athletes. Managed by the True Sport Foundation, the Canadian
Sport Awards boasts a strong relationship with its modern day founding
partners, which include AthletesCAN, Canada Games, Canadian Centre for
Ethics in Sport, and the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada. For
more information about the Canadian Sport Awards, please visit
www.canadiansportawards.ca.

About the True Sport Foundation

The True Sport Foundation is a national charitable organization that
promotes values-driven sport. As a leader in the True Sport Movement,
the Foundation is focused on building and enriching communities and the
lives of individuals by providing a safe, welcoming, and rewarding
environment for all participants, at all levels of sport. The True Sport
Foundation is committed to ensuring that sport makes a positive
contribution to Canadian society, to our athletes, and to the physical
and moral development of Canada’s youth. The Foundation also plays a
pivotal role in the Canadian sport system by bringing together leading
sport organizations to promote, celebrate and recognize sporting
excellence. For more information about the True Sport Foundation, please
visit www.truesportfoundation.ca.

For complete nomination rules and guidelines, and more information about
the Canadian Sport Awards, please visit www.canadiansportawards.ca
.

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For more information, please contact:

Robin Turnbull

Canadian Sport Awards, Program Director 416.604.0310 rtevent@sympatico.ca

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