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The City of Cambridge has a number of awards and bursaries dedicated to sports to apply for that support and honour great achievements in our community.

 Athletic Achievement Awards
The City of Cambridge presents the athletic achievement awards twice a year, in May and October. Cambridge Council recognizes any Cambridge athlete or team who has finished top three in a provincial, national, or international event which has been sanctioned by a governing body. Individuals who have been named to any Provincial, Canadian or Olympic team can also be recognized for their accomplishment.


To be eligible for an Athletic Achievement Recognition Award, the individual(s) must be a resident of the City of Cambridge or an associated member of a relevant sports organization in the City of Cambridge.  In addition, a minimum of one of the following is required:

  • A citizen or team has won first, second or third in a national or international event that was sanctioned by a governing body
  • A citizen or team has won first, second or third in a provincial event sanctioned by a governing body
  • A citizen has been named to any Canadian Olympic team
  • A citizen has been named to any Canadian National or Provincial team

Complete the Individual Athlete Recognition Form or the Sports Team Recognition Form to nominate an individual or team for an award.

 Sport Bursaries
The City of Cambridge offers the Arthur White and Scott-Thompson bursaries to support individuals pursuing athletic excellence as well as the Lions Can-Amera bursary to support participation in high school sports. The Arthur White Sports Bursary Funds Committee reviews all applications and distributes funds based on qualifications, level of competition and level of excellence.

Individuals can complete the Arthur White Bursary Application Form for the Arthur White or Scott-Thompson bursaries. Schools wishing to learn more about the Lions Can-Amera bursary can contact Don Crowder at 519-623-1340 ext 4342 or   

Arthur White Sports Bursary Fund
This fund honours Arthur White who served his community in many ways as Alderman and Mayor of the City of Galt, as well as a Member of Parliament. Arthur White was also actively involved in the development of amateur sports in Cambridge. Since 1973, this fund supports athletes who represent our community in events outside of the region, including provincial, national and international competitions, through financial assistance.

Recipients must be, at the discretion of the Trustees, deserving of financial assistance. They must also be:

  • Residents of the City of Cambridge
  • A registered member of a relevant athletic group in Cambridge
  • A team or athletic group representing the City of Cambridge at the provincial, national or international level of competition
Scott-Thompson Fund

The City of Galt (now Cambridge) received a donation in 1966 to set up a fund in memory of former mayors of the City of Galt, Stewart Scott who served from 1912 to 1913 and Adam Thompson who served from 1906 to 1907. The fund helps athletes with exceptional talent, who have the potential to be Canadian or International champions.

The original anonymous donor is thought to be Joseph Stauffer, a very generous native of the former City of Galt.

We accept applications for this bursary fund throughout the year. Applications may not be considered until after the event or competition, with the submission of relevant receipts.

Masters events are not considered.

 Can-Amera Bursary Fund

When the Can-Amera Games ended in February 2007, the Cambridge Can-Amera Committee decided to leave a lasting legacy of the Games by establishing a bursary fund to assist local athletes. This bursary assists Cambridge high school athletes who require financial assistance to play on high school sports teams.

Each high school in Cambridge can apply for this fund and decides which student is in most need of the financial assistance.

 Cambridge Sports Awards
 Our 50th Anniversary, the Cambridge Sports Awards in partnership with the City of Cambridge, has recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of many of this city's outstanding athletes and the individuals or organizations who have made it possible.  The Sports Awards Banquet is a ticketed event, this year a Banquet will be held at Paragon Hall/Armenian centre


The Cambridge Sports Awards celebrates individuals in the following categories:

  • Athlete of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Sport Contributor of the Year
  • High School Team of the Year
  • Sports Organization of the Year
  • Professional Athlete of the Year
  • Heart of Sport

The next Sports Awards banquet, will take place on Friday, November 3, 2023.



  • Recipient must be or have been actively involved as a coach, manager, executive member or some other form of non-participating athletic capacity.
  • The recipient must either be a resident of the City of Cambridge or represent the City of Cambridge in his/her non-participating athletic capacity.
  • There will be no restriction on age.
  • There will be no discrimination between sexes.
  • The term sport will include all sport activities recognized by Provincial Sport Organization (PSO).
  • There will be no restriction on caliber or level of competition.
  • The degree of involvement in more than one sport is to be considered.
  • Sportsmanship, behaviour and deportment are to be considered.
  • There is to be no restriction as to amateur or professional status.
  • The award is to be awarded once per year for accomplishment for a one (1) year period, and/or over a period of years.
  • In the event of a tie, the Selections Committee has the option to choose more than one individual.

If the individual or team is eligible, click the appropriate link below to submit your nomination online:


Nomination Deadline All nomination forms must be received by Friday September 1st, 2023.

If you require a hard copy, please contact Don Crowder at



The Cambridge Sports Awards thanks the support of the 2019 Sports Awards Sponsors:

  • GavCom Media Productions
  • Graham Mathew & Partners LLP
  • Main & Concession Dental
  • Sensor Health
  • The Hamilton Family
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
  • Transchem Group
  • Wilk & Wilk Orthodontics

How to Become a Sponsor

There are various sponsorship opportunities available.

To become a sponsor, or for more information, contact us at


Congratulations to the 2019 Sports Awards recipients:


Honourable mention to this year’s Tim Turow Athlete of the Year finalists:

  • Aaralyn McGill - Speedskating
  • Brooklyn Moors - Gymnastics
  • Jon Schwaiger - Tumbling and Trampoline
  • Barry Green – Bowling
  • Zoe Hipel – Trampoline