Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award
|Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award|
|Current holder(s)||Sherry Anderson |
|Awarded to the||Sportsmanship award at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.|
The Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award is the sportsmanship award at the annual Scotties Tournament of Hearts, held to crown the Canadian women's curling championship. When Scott Paper took over sponsorship of the Canadian Women's Curling Championship in 1982, they decided to present an annual award for sportsmanship. From 1982 to 1997, the award had a different name each year, as the convention was to name the annual award after an individual from the host region who exemplified sportsmanship and dedication to curling. In 1998, the decision was made to honour Marj Mitchell each year. Mitchell curled for Saskatchewan and captured the national and world championships in 1982. Mitchell died of cancer in 1983.
Scotties Tournament of Hearts Sportsmanship Award winners prior to 1998
Prior to 1998, the Sportsmanship award at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts was named after a notable individual in the curling community where the tournament was held that year.
|1982||Carol Thompson||Ontario||Joyce McKee Award|
|1983||Penny LaRocque||Nova Scotia||Ina Hansen Award|
|1984||Yvonne Smith||Ontario||Elizabeth MacDonald Award|
|1985||Cathy Dillon||Prince Edward Island||Lura McLuckie Award|
|1986||Mabel Thompson||Alberta||Jo Wallace Award|
|1987||Kim Duck||Ontario||Myrna McQuarrie Award|
|1988||Mary Baird||Nova Scotia||Caroline Ball Award|
|1989||Heidi Hanlon||New Brunswick||Sylvia Fedoruk Award|
|1990||Jackie-Rae Greening||Alberta||Lee Tobin Award|
|1991||Alison Goring||Canada||Vera Pezer Award|
|1992||Heidi Hanlon||New Brunswick||Joyce Myers Award|
|1993||Laurie Allen||Canada||Mabel Mitchell Award|
|1994||Patti McKnight||Ontario||Effie Hezzelwood Award|
|1995||Alison Goring||Ontario||Bob Stewart Award|
|1996||Stephanie Marchand||Quebec||Arline Wilson Award|
|1997||Alison Goring||Ontario||Diana Doe Award|
Winners of the Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award
Starting in 1998, the Sportsmanship Award at the annual Scotties Tournament of Hearts was permanently renamed the Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award in honour of Mitchell, a Saskatchewan curler who died of cancer in 1983.
|1999||Jane Arseneau||New Brunswick|
|2001||Jane Arseneau||New Brunswick|
|2002||Meredith Doyle||Nova Scotia|
|2005||Stefanie Richard||Prince Edward Island|
|2006||Kelly Scott||British Columbia|
|2007||Stefanie Clark||Prince Edward Island|
|2008||Stefanie Clark||Prince Edward Island|
|2010||Kelly Scott||British Columbia|
|2013||Sasha Carter||British Columbia|
- "Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award". Canadian Curling Association. Retrieved 2010-07-30.
- "Saskatchewan’s Amber Holland named MVP". Canadian Curling Association. 28 February 2011.
- "Heather Nedohin named MVP at 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts". Canadian Curling Association. 26 February 2012.
- "All-Star teams announced at 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts". Canadian Curling Association. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.