The TTCAN Awards recognize the outstanding achievements and commitments of five individuals from across the country. For the second time the Awards Committee added a female and male athlete of the year award to reflect the amazing efforts that the Gender Equity Committee have done over the last few years. We are excited to announce the 2023 award winners:

Ivy Liao, Colombie-Britannique – Female Athlete of the Year
Peter Isherwood, Colombie-Britannique – Male Athlete of the Year
Afif Charara, Quebec – Coach of the Year
Brian Stuart, Yukon – Official of the Year
Kevin Murphy, Yukon – Contributor to Sport of the Year

Chair of the Awards Committee Najam Chishti: “The 2023 recognition of Excellence in the sport.”

Table Tennis Canada’s Athlete of the Year is awarded to a distinguished table tennis player, who has excelled at various levels of competition. Coach of the Year recognizes a supportive and hardworking coach who uses their knowledge to develop athletes and increase the profile of Table Tennis in Canada. Official of the Year is presented to a community member who has played a key role in officiating and promoting fair play and ethical behaviour in the sport. Finally, the Contributor to Table Tennis award highlights someone of has contributed in an extraordinary way to Table Tennis in Canada.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you very much for the many nominations that we received this year.