Celebrating Sport, Inspiring Youth Since 1968

The Greater Victoria Sport Awards

The Greater Victoria Sport Awards stands as a time-honoured tradition, with a history rooted in its inception in 1968. This cherished annual event is dedicated to honouring and celebrating the remarkable achievements of athletes, teams, coaches, and volunteers who have left an indelible mark on the Greater Victoria sports landscape. Hosted with great pride by the Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission, this gala is not merely a recognition of sporting prowess but also a testament to the enduring spirit of sportsmanship and dedication within our vibrant community.

As we gather each year to celebrate the unwavering passion for sports that defines our region, we continue to strengthen our commitment to sports excellence and its profound impact on our community’s well-being.


Thursday, Feb 29, 2024

Victoria, BC

Greater Victoria Sports Awards

Sports Award Winner

2024 Event

An annual event celebrating the achievements of Greater Victoria athletes, teams, coaches & volunteers. The original awards took place from 1968 to 2006. The Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission is pleased to continue honouring excellence with the relaunch the awards in 2023. The next awards will take place Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Government House.

Learn more

Learn More

The Greater Victoria Sport Awards are an annual celebration of sport presented by the Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission.

Learn More
Sports Awards Conference Panel Speaking
History of the Greater Victoria Sport Awards
HistoryThe first Sports Celebrity Dinner was held at the Empress Hotel in 1968. The event would eventually become the Victoria Sport Awards and would be held every year thereafter until 2006.
Victoria Sports Awards nominations
NominationsAny individual, team or organization from Greater Victoria or with a connection to this region can be nominated for a Greater Victoria Sport Award.
GVS Award Sponsorship Conference: People Networking
Our SponsorsFor your very generous contributions to the Greater Victoria Sport Awards, we want to send warm thanks and appreciation to our sponsors.


The Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission (GVSTC) is a member-based entity dedicated to driving sport tourism in the region. Membership in the GVSTC offers significant advantages to organizations involved in local sports or sports tourism. If you’re interested in becoming a member, we encourage you to review our membership levels and reach out to our team if you have any inquiries.

It’s important to note that Destination Greater Victoria memberships and Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission memberships are distinct from one another. While a Destination Greater Victoria membership can be expanded to include membership to the Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission, organizations can opt to be solely a member of Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission. It’s worth mentioning that sport tourism leads will only be shared with Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission members.

Members enjoy exclusive advantages – Join now or contact the Member Services team.



2023 GVSTC Member BenefitsGoldSilverBronzeAssociate
Participating in discussions and decisions shaping the future of the sports tourism sector in Greater Victoria, an opportunity that not only enhances your organization’s profile but also significantly advances sport and tourism in our regionX
Team Greater Victoria – Option to attend the annual Canadian Sport Tourism Conference as a guest of the GVSTC. (Transportation & accommodation not included)XX
Receive Quarterly E-newsletter (Advance leads for potential sport tourism business)XXXX
Attend member – only sport tourism networking events (quarterly)XXXX
Decal for place or businessXXXX
Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Website (new website coming Q3/23)
More prominent facility/organization imagesX
Facility/organization imagesXX
Feature listing with text, images & linksXXXX
Sport Event Toolkit (Coming Q2/23)
Number of pages for your listing211/21/4
Top of category text featureXXX
GVSTC member acknowlegementXXXX
Sport Tourism Express Program
Guaranteed feature in event bids created by GVSTCXXX
Non-accommodation members have guaranteed business details included in SendSites hotel proposal that is sent to event organizersXXX
Service referrals for membersXXXX
Access to Destinations International economic impact reportsXXXX
Hotel room leads sent only to GVSTC accommodation membersXXXX
Sport VIP Program
Value-added discount codes for incoming athletes & officialsXXXX


.image-centre { margin: 0 auto; }

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.