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2022 5 TO WATCH: CANADA'S SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS

This year, the 2022 5 to Watch: Canada's Sports Business Awards event will be hosted in person on October 5, 2022.

We're happy to be returning to George Brown's beautiful Waterfront Campus for this year's celebration.

Make sure to stay tuned for event details!

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2021 Overview

Hosted by TSN's Lindsay Hamilton, the 2021 5 to Watch: Canada's Sports Business Awards were held virtually but were no less exciting than past years' shows! On November 18, 2021, we held an engaging round table discussion on trends over the past 10 years and what's on the horizon for the next 10, and celebrated with, and heard from, the winners as they received their awards.

Check out some press about last year's event

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Scholarship

Kristy Cook, 2018 CTC Sports Marketing Award winner

To mark the 10th anniversary of 5 to Watch, and in recognition of the resilience of our students, we launched the “10k for 5 to Watch’s 10TH Anniversary” Fundraising Campaign. Our goal was to raise $10,000 to fund entrance scholarships for incoming George Brown Sport and Event Marketing students from underrepresented communities, including, but not limited to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), women, 2SLGBTQIA+, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities.

The campaign continues to run so please show your support by donating to this campaign. 100% of your donation will directly go to support the scholarship. Help us to ensure that the next decade of sports business leaders are as diverse and inclusive as the community that George Brown College stands for.

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Media about this year's event

5 to Watch - Canada’s Sports Business Awards are now in their second decade.  Read about how our industry partners worked with the Centre Business to create an event unique to Canada and stay ahead of the curve in applied academics through students gaining hands-on work experience to launch their careers.

You can read the articles below on the Globe and Mail website.

2018 Highlights

2017 Highlights

2016 Highlights