5 to Watch - Canada's Sports Business Awards

Thank you!

Thank you for supporting this year’s 5 to Watch - Canada’s Sports Business Awards as we celebrate Canada’s remarkable leaders in the industry. The proceeds raised from this event will assist in supporting student scholarships and bursaries to train the next generation of business leaders. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

What is 5 to Watch - Canada's Sports Business Awards?

Unique to Canada, this ground-breaking fundraiser celebrates difference-makers from the world of sports commerce. To date, our annual event has raised over $350,000 in student scholarship funds.

Learn about the awards

Kia Nurse

CONGRATULATIONS, KIA NURSE!

Kia Nurse is the inaugural winner of the Nathalie Cook - Canadian Women & Sport Disruptor Award, presented by TSN/RDS.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are innate to how superstar leader Kia Nurse operates on and off the basketball court. From NCAA to the WNBA to Canada’s National Basketball Team, it's no secret that she is a global star player. Moreover, Kia’s killer crossover into the business side of hoops is taking the sports marketing world by storm

John Cassaday

CONGRATULATIONS, JOHN CASSADAY!

John Cassaday is the inaugural winner of the Chris Lang - Lifetime Impact Award.

John’s pioneering brand work as CEO at Campbell's in Canada and the UK paved the way for a CTV presidency that changed the world of figure skating, not to mention entertainment marketing as the founding CEO at Corus. In doing so, transforming how sports and entertainment properties integrate and operate to this day.

Meet this year's winners

Amy Williams, 2022 5 to Watch finalist

Amy Williams

Vice President, Global Partnerships
OverActive Media Group

Erin Mathany, 2022 5 to Watch finalist

Erin Mathany

Senior Vice President of Marketing
Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Julie Garcia Sjogrim, 2022 5 to Watch Finalist

Julie Garcia Sjogrim

Senior Director, Partnerships, Business Development & Commercial Affairs
Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)

Nicole McCasey, 2022 5 to Watch Finalist

Nicole McCasey

Canada General Manager
Saucony

Sam Rapoport, 2022 5 to Watch finalist

Sam Rapoport

Senior Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
National Football League (NFL)

A photo of Heather Maclean, President, ProSpeakers.com

Heather Maclean - Sport and Event Alumni Achievement Award Winner

President
ProSpeakers.com

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