5 to Watch - Canada's Sports Business Awards

Celebrate with us on October 5!

We're thrilled that the 11th edition of 5 to Watch - Canada's Sports Business Awards is back in person at our scenic Waterfront Campus.

This is your once-a-year opportunity to join the "who's who" in Canada's sports industry while indulging in private box-inspired gourmet food and beverages.

Your support makes such a difference in advancing sports business leadership from classrooms to boardrooms.

A student fundraiser like no other, your ticket gets you:

  • Admission to this year's dynamic networking and awards show experience hosted by TSN.
  • Moving tributes and speeches by true champions in the business of sport.
  • Free gourmet hors d'oeuvres and two complimentary drink tickets.
  • Access to the afterparty celebration.

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Just Announced!

5 to Watch presenter standing at a podium on stage

We're excited to have Lindsay Hamilton from TSN return as host to this year's event! Lindsay joined TSN in 2016 and is an anchor for SportsCentre.

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.

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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


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

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


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