Sportsman of the Year

"The more you hesitate in a game, the more your chance of getting hit. Your focus isn't there. When you hesitate, usually you're in trouble."

Sidney Crosby

Honoured Athletic Leaders

"My philosophy is never start talking about 'if,' 'and,' 'but' or the past, because 90 percent of what follows will be negative."

Gordie Howe

Sportsman of the Year Dinner Programs

"If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything. And that's what this Olympic medal represents."

Clara Hughes

Athletes of the Year

"Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me."

Terry Fox

Special Olympics Athletes of the Year

"To be honest with you, most of the times I have fought, there has been a reason."

Mike Comrie

Endowment Winners

"If I was to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing."

Bobby Hull

CSHSAA Winners

"When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you."

Guy Lafleur

U of C Dinos

"The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself."

Mark Messier

MRU Cougars

"Forget about style; worry about results."

Bobby Orr

SAIT Trojans

"Those edges and turns teach control and discipline, just like finger exercises on the piano."

Barbara Ann Scott

National Sport School

"I'm a martial artist, and I don't train because I have a fight; I train because it's my lifestyle, and I'll train every day if I'm not hurt."

Georges St-Pierre

The Father Whelihan Memorial Scholarship

"That's something I never want to do: I never want to think I know it all, because I don't. There's always more people with more advice, and I just want to soak all that up and make my sporting toolbox as full as I can get it."

Kirsten Sweetland

Ernie McCullough

"Right now I'm happy to be on the ice anywhere, anytime."

Eric Lindros

Father Whelihan

"I think what it takes to succeed remains the same. You have to have a real love of your sport to carry you through all the bad times, you still want to go ski even when things aren't working. You must have a commitment to work hard and to never give up."

Nancy Greene


"You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose."

Gordie Howe