Reminder from The True Sport Foundation: Call for Nominations for the 36th Canadian Sport Awards

                   - Deadline is Friday, January 16, 2009 -

                   Recognizing Excellence in Sport in 2008

    OTTAWA, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - The True Sport Foundation reminds the Canadian
sports community that the nominations period for the 36th Canadian Sport
Awards (CSA) will close on Friday, January 16, 2009.
    The awards will celebrate excellence, athletics, commitment and
leadership in sport during the 2008 calendar year.
    Official nomination forms for the following awards are available at The Athlete Performance Awards will be seeded by
the Top eight results published by Sport Canada. The other award categories
include: Junior Athlete of the Year, Corporate Excellence Award, Leadership in
Sport Award, Volunteer Leadership Award, Athlete Leadership along with the
popular Spirit of Sport Story of the Year.
    Finalists for each CSA award will be announced on February 6, 2009.
Winners will be announced and awarded at the official awards ceremony in
Ottawa, Ontario on February 24th 2009.
    Tickets to the awards ceremony/dinner are limited and will be available
for $120 each. If interested, please contact Robin Turnbull at Passes will be available for accredited media.

    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 event promotes sporting excellence across Canada,
and reminds Canadians how sport lifts the human spirit. It is a tribute to the
hard work, the dedication and the victories of our country's finest athletes.

    Nomination Eligibility

    Any Canadian citizen can nominate an individual, team or corporation for
the Canadian Sport Awards. Individuals and corporations can also
self-nominate. Eligible entries are for performances or contributions from
January 1, 2008 through to December 31, 2008.
    Submissions must be received at the True Sport Foundation no later than
5:00 p.m. E.S.T., January 16, 2009. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Completed ORIGINAL submissions should be sent to:

    True Sport Foundation
    CSA Selection Advisory Committee
    350-955 Green Valley Crescent
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2C 3V4

    About the True Sport Foundation

    The True Sport Foundation is a charitable organization committed to
ensuring that sport makes a positive contribution to Canadian society. Managed
by the Foundation, the Canadian Sport Awards boasts a strong relationship with
its modern day founding partners, which include Athletes CAN, the Commonwealth
Games Association of Canada, the Canada Games and the Canadian Centre for
Ethics in Sport. For more information about the Canadian Sport Awards, please
    For complete nomination rules and guidelines, and more information about
the Canadian Sport Awards, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Robin Turnbull, Canadian Sport Awards, Program
Director, (416) 604-0310,; Victor Lachance, Executive
Director, True Sport Foundation, (613) 521-3340 x 3224,

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