Sport, physical activity and recreation – Award programs

Recognize coaching, athletes, teams, officials and leadership in the field.


The Alberta Sport Recognition Awards program honours extraordinary Albertan athletes, teams, coaches and officials. There are 5 annual and biennial awards.

2023 Athlete, Team of the Year award, Coach and Technical Official Recognition award

These awards are based on 2022 and 2023 results.

  • Junior Male and Female Athlete and Team of the Year
  • Open Male and Female Athlete and Team of the Year
  • Coach  Recognition Award
  • Technical Official Recognition Award

Sport recognition awards

These awards celebrate the impact of coach developers and officials in Alberta. This award  is presented biennially and will not be awarded this year.

  • Don Watts Coach Developer Award


Nominations are now open.

Nomination deadline is January 15, 2024.

Nomination guidelines and forms

Past recipients

Athlete and Team recipients: 2002 to present

Sport recognition awards recipients: 1987 to present


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