Velma Springstead Trophy

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The Velma Springstead Trophy is an award presented annually to Canada's outstanding female athlete. It is named in honour of track athlete Velma Springstead whose career ended prematurely when she died from pneumonia in 1927 when only 20 years old. The Women's Amateur Athletic Federation (WAAF) of Canada founded this award in 1934. The trophy, also known as the "Rose Bowl," was donated by Alexandrine Gibb, sportswriter with the Toronto Star. The trophy was to be awarded on the basis of "performance, sportsmanship and behaviour."[1] The award is now managed by the True Sport Foundation.[2]

Past recipients

See also

Further reading

  • Hall, M. Ann (2002), The girl and the game : a history of women's sport in Canada, Broadview Press ISBN 1-55111-268-X

External links

  • True Sport Foundation: Canadian Sport Awards


  1. ^ "Biography – SPRINGSTEAD, VELMA AGNES – Volume XV (1921-1930) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography". Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  2. ^ Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada : Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues. Forsyth, Janice Evelyn., Giles, Audrey R. Vancouver [B.C.]: UBC Press. 2013. ISBN 9780774824231. OCLC 821299075.
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