List of Awards Named After Governors General of Canada
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List of Awards Named After Governors General of Canada

This is a list of awards named after Governors General of Canada. It has become a tradition for governors general to establish a trophy, grant, scholarship, or other award in sport, the arts, academia, or professional fields, either during their tenure or just prior to their departure from the office. Viceregal consorts may also create awards, such as the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, named for Evelyn Byng, Viscountess Byng of Vimy; these, however, are not included in this list.

Awards in sports

Governor General Award Year created Sport Event
David Johnston David Johnston University Cup[1] 1963 (renamed in 2018) Men's ice hockey U Sports men's ice hockey Championship
Adrienne Clarkson Clarkson Cup[2] 2005 Women's ice hockey Champion of the Canadian Women's Hockey League
Ray Hnatyshyn Ramon John Hnatyshyn Cup[3] Unknown - 1990s[] Dragon boat racing Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival
Jeanne Sauvé Jeanne Sauvé Trophy Unknown Women's field hockey World Cup Championship in Women's Field Hockey
Jeanne Sauvé Cup (Jeanne Sauvé Memorial Cup)[4] 1984 Ringette Championship of the National Ringette League since 1985
Jeanne Sauvé Fair Play Award Unknown All Fair play and non-violence in amateur sport
Roland Michener Michener Tuna Trophy Unknown Sport fishing
Roland Michener Trophy[5] 1969 Amateur Football National Capital Football Association Championship in Ottawa, Ontario
Georges Vanier Vanier Cup[6] 1965 Canadian football U Sports football championship
The Marquess of Willingdon Willingdon Cup 1927 Men's golf Provincial team championship of the Royal Canadian Golf Association
The Duke of Devonshire Devonshire Cup 1918 Golf Championship of the Canadian Seniors Golf Association
The Earl Grey Grey Cup[7] 1909 Canadian football Championship of the Canadian Football League
The Earl of Minto Minto Cup[8] 1901 Lacrosse Championship of the Canadian Lacrosse Association
The Lord Stanley Stanley Cup[9] 1893 Ice hockey Championship of the National Hockey League
The Marquess of Lansdowne Lansdowne Cup[10] 1887 Yachting Yacht race winner
The Marquess of Lorne Lorne Cup[10] 1879 Yachting Yacht race winner
The Earl of Dufferin Earl of Dufferin Cup[10] 1872 Yachting Yacht race winner

Awards in arts and academia

Governor General Award Year created Field Organisation/recipient
Ray Hnatyshyn Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Arts[3] 1992 All arts National Arts Centre
Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law[3] 1993[11] Law Canadian Bar Association
Governor General Ramon John Hnatyshyn Education Fund[3] Unknown Medicine University Hospital Board and Foundation of Saskatoon
Jeanne Sauvé Governor General Jeanne Sauvé Fellowship Unknown Canadian studies Brazilian graduate student in Canadian studies
Jules Léger Jules and Gabrielle Léger Fellowship Unknown Royal history of Canada Canadian scholars writing on the role, function, and historical contributions of the Canadian Crown
Jules Léger Scholarship Unknown Bilingualism Canadian students in bilingual programs at the University of Regina
Roland Michener Michener Award[12] 1970 Journalism Michener Awards Foundation
Michener-Deacon Fellowship 1998
Georges Vanier Vanier Awards for Outstanding Young Canadians Unknown
The Earl of Bessborough Bessborough Trophy (later renamed Calvert Trophy) 1933 Theatre Dominion Drama Festival's best amateur theatrical company
The Duke of Devonshire Duke of Devonshire Trophy 1924 Horticulture Highest scoring exhibitor in the decorative sections of the Open Classes of the Ottawa Horticultural Society[13]

See also


  1. ^ "U SPORTS men's hockey championship trophy to be renamed the David Johnston University Cup". U Sports. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 2022.
  2. ^ "Clarkson Cup in limbo over ownership rights". Toronto Star. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "The Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn". Archives. Governor General of Canada. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 2015.
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  5. ^ "Eagles coach takes championship trophy on tour".
  6. ^ "Coupe Vanier Desjardins 2009 Desjardins Vanier Cup - Guide de Presse / Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "History of the Grey Cup". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum. 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ Stewart-Candy, Dave (23 April 2014). "The Minto Cup: Before the Juniors". Old School Lacrosse. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Lord Stanley (of Preston)". Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "Trophies". Royal Canadian Yacht Club. 2009. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law".
  12. ^ "The Michener Award". The Michener Awards Foundation. The Michener Awards Foundation. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "Ottawa Horticultural Society Pictures - OHS Trophies D-F". Ottawa Horticultural Society. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 2009.

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