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Canadian Basketball Awards

The success and development of basketball in Canada has been due to the immense contributions of time, effort and expertise made by individuals working at all levels of the sport. It is important to regularly recognize those who have made the greatest contribution through national awards and honours, in order to preserve their accomplishments and inspire greater performances.

Ironically, 1998 the first Mr. Basketball and Coach of the Year awards were handed out by Wayne Dawkins and Co-Founder Chris VanZyl ​at the ​Hockey Hall of Fame​ in downtown ​Toronto​. With ​Toronto Star reporter David Grossman​ on hand to witness as ​Videl Massiah, Eastern Commerce CI, Wayne Smith-Bathurst CI, Carl English-St Thomas Aquinas, and Steve Morrison-Bathurst CI ​became the first Mr. Basketball Ontario and Canada Recipients. On that day ​Bob Maydo, Bathurst Heights CI and Mark Walton, Cathedral HS ​were present to receive the first ​Coach of the Year Ontario and G.T.A. ​awards.


The annual celebration was moved in 2000 to become the start of the Annual ​P.H.A.S.E. 1 All Canada Classic​. Traditionally starting with a semi-formal awards banquet recognizing and rewarding the efforts of dedicated members in our basketball community. On this special evening, all the participants in the All Canada Classic ​were in attendance as the awards for ​Mr. and Miss Basketball, Coach of the Year,​ and many more were presented. Past and present all stars had the opportunity to meet and encourage each other and a number of celebrities and guest presenters were in attendance to help enhance the evening.


Deadline for Nominations March 31, 2021
Winners Announced April 7, 2021




Please review award criteria before submitting nomination 

Award Categories

Outstanding Achievement

Recognizes meritorious and outstanding achievement within basketball

Community Service

Recognizes programs who has serviced the basketball community for more than 25 years, and new programs who aim to continue


Recognizes individuals who has made a distinct impact within the basketball community

Canadian Milestones

Recognizes schools, programs, our events that were an integral part of the development of basketball in Canada

Fan Favorite

Recognizes the favorite athletes and programs based on fan input


Past Winners

  • Journey Awards - Nomination Process
    1) The Journey Awards National Committee provides basketball leaders in provinces across Canada with awards categories and criteria. ​ 2) To assist the Journey Awards National Committee, P.H.A.S.E. 1's Alumni from across Canada will collect player information from local coaches, event organizers, scouts, sports journalist university/college coaches, and governing bodies. ​ 3) The Journey Awards National Committee will then compile lists of nominees in the various categories (see awards category list). ​ 4) Final list of nominees are provided online for Fan Voting. ​ 5) Finalist are decided based on a combination of A) Journey Awards Committee Voting B) P.H.A.S.E. 1 Alumni Voting and C)Fan Voting ​ 6) Final award winners are announced online and invited to attend Journey Awards Gala to be recognized in front of Peers ​​ ​We are currently accepting nominations for the 2021 Journey Awards - Canada
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