The ASC is excited to announce the launch of the 2021 Tom Longboat Awards

June 9, 2021

The Tom Longboat Awards were established in 1951 to recognize Aboriginal athletes for their outstanding contributions to sport in Canada. With a few exceptions, the Awards have been given out every year since its inauguration. It remains the longest standing and one of the most prestigious awards for the Aboriginal athletes in the country.

As a program of the Aboriginal Sport Circle, the Tom Longboat Awards provide a forum for the acknowledging the growth and strength of the Aboriginal sport movement in Canada and its tremendous impact on the sport development from community level participation to elite level competition. The Awards include a male and female category.

For the 2021 program year, all nomination packages will be forwarded directly to the Aboriginal Sport Circle, where a National Selection Working Group will determine the national recipients for the male and female category. The two national recipients will be presented their Awards through a virtual awards ceremony hosted by the Canadian Sport Hall of Fame.

Application Deadline

The nomination period is September 1, 2019 to May 31, 2021.

Applicants must complete a nomination package and submit it to the Aboriginal Sport Circle on or before the application deadline of July 23 at 11:59 pm E.S.T. (Ottawa).

2021 TLB Nomination Form- ENG.pdf


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