44th Canadian Sport Awards: People’s Choice Award – Most Viral Moment of the Year

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The 44th Canadian Sport Awards have been rebranded to focus more closely on trailblazers, athlete-centred accomplishments and initiatives – with the ultimate goal to unite, amplify and celebrate the leadership and voices of Canada’s national team athletes.

Following an exciting return to sport over the course of 2021, AthletesCAN will unveil the finalists for each award from Dec. 7-14, culminating in live virtual broadcast announcing the winners on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT on AthletesCAN’s digital channels.

People’s Choice Award: Most Viral Moment of the Year

Created in 2020, the Most Viral Moment Award honours a current or retired national team athlete who has captured the virtual world by storm. This award highlights the magic that lives within sport to inspire and motivate all Canadians through innovative use of a digital platform, captivating athletic performance, or who’s digital actions have been a force for good.



  • Women’s Soccer Team
  • Quinn, Soccer
  • Maggie Mac Neil, Swimming (100m Butterfly)
  • Damian Warner, Athletics (Decathlon)
  • Kerri Einarson, Curling (Scotties Tournament of Hearts)
  • Greg Stewart, Para Athletics (Men’s Shot Put F46)
  • Greg Stewart & Brent Lakatos, Para Athletics, Men’s Shot Put F46 / Men’s 100m T53
  • Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team
  • Aurélie Rivard, Para Swimming (100m Freestyle S10)
  • Zak Madell, Anthony Léourneau and Shayne Smith, Wheelchair Rugby

Click here to cast your vote on CBCSports.ca.