CAF Sports Awards 2020 go virtual


Since 1988, the military community has gathered once a year for an in-person awards celebration to honour excellence in Canadian Armed Forces’ Sports.

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the organizers to do things a little differently.

In lieu of the traditional in-person CAF Sports Awards ceremony, this year’s event will be transformed into a virtual recognition of athletes, coaches, and officials from Nov. 23 to Dec. 4 via the CAF Sports Facebook page

Sports have a long history as a key military enabler and contributes to Canadian Armed Forces members’ physical and mental health well-being, and has just as many benefits from a social perspective. 

They are a key enabler in operational effectiveness, recruitment and retention efforts, and in global engagement. When CAF members participate in sports, they develop core military attributes such as leadership skills, teamwork, discipline, and esprit de corps.

In 2019, there were more than 25,000 participants in various CAF sports programs at all levels and across bases/wings. There were approximately 3,500 athletes who participated in regional sports championships and approximately 1,800 athletes who participated in 17 national sports championships.


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