CityNews Athlete of the Week archives

By CityNews Staff

Catch exclusive glimpses into the lives of Toronto’s top athletes and sport ambassadors with the CityNews Athlete of the Week. Nominate your star athlete or ambassador for their chance to be featured here.

Look back at past featured athletes and community ambassadors who are making a lasting impact in sport.

Eli Craig – Cancer Warrior

Adrian Aquino – Basketball Player

Brittnee Habbib – Co-Founder of Girl Power’d

Brittnee Habbib

Keon O’Brien – Slopestyle Mountain Biker

Samuel Garcia-Fuentes – Brampton Baseball Star

Bennett Mack – Rugby Player and Referee

Bennett Mack

Ethan Rodrigues – Making Saves to Save Lives

Jayden Ruiz – Futsal Player

Josiah Hippolyte – Future Basketball Star

Cynthia Okoawo – Basketball Player

Nydel Nelson – From Scarborough to Guyana’s National Team

Tom Ebdon – ATV Racing Champion

Giulia Canonaco – High School Basketball Star

Brandon Throop – Runner & Cancer Survivor

Mitchell Penning – Aiming for Ski Jumping Glory

Brooklyn McLaughlin – Soccer Player

October 23rd, 2023: Brooklyn McLaughlin – Member of the
Granada Under-23 Soccer Team

Erica Scarff – Returning to Pa

October 16/2023: Erica Scarff – Returning to Paralympics in 2024

Caden Dacon – Multi-Sport Athlete

October 9/2023: Caden Dacon – Excelling in Scarborough

Dustin Watson – Archery Champion

October 2/2023: Dustin Watson – Archery Champion

Becker Lippert – Lacrosse

September 25/2023: Becker Lippert – Future Lacrosse Star

Krystal Poggensee – Community Ambassador

September 11/2023: Krystal Pogennsee – Community Ambassador

Sylvia Atkinson – Record-Holding Powerlifter

September 4/2023: Sylvia Atkinson – Champion Powerlifter

Kerry Corbett – Community Ambassador

August 28/2023: Kerry Corbett – Community Ambassador

Graysen Stephen – Battling the Odds On & Off The Ice

August 21/2023: Greysen Stephen – Defying the Odds on the Ice

Paul Thurton – Community Ambassador

Paul Thurton - Athlete of the Week
August 14/2023: Paul Thurton – Community Ambassador

Michael Cabato – Boxing

Michael Cabato - Athlete of the Week
August 7/2023: Michael Cabato – Local Featherweight Star

Stephanie Fauquier – Triathlete for Mom

July 31/2023: Stephanie Fauqiuer – 10 Triathlons in 10 Provinces for her Mom

Logan Brooks – Baseball & Hockey Player

July 24/2023: Logan Brooks – 2-Sport Star from Orangeville

Thomas Zinger and Sarah Stolarsky – Ballroom Dancing Champions

July 17/2023: Thomas Zinger & Sarah Stolarsky – Ballroom Champions

Canada Cornhole Team – Cornhole

Canada Cornhole Team
July 10/2023 – Canada’s First Competitive Cornhole Team

Matthew Devine – Biking For Charity

July 3/2023: Matthew Devine – Cycling for Charity

Owen Konkle – Track & Field

June 26/2023: Owen Konkle – Track & Field Inspiration

Calie Penney – Darts Champion

June 19/2022: Calie Penney – Darts Champion

Raul Chavez – Community Ambassador

Raul Chavez - Athlete of the Week
June 12/2023: Raul Chavez – Community Ambassador

Kenyon Crone – Football Player

Kenyon Crone - Athlete of the Week
June 5/2023: Kenyon Crone – Football Star in Oakville

Caleb & Aiden Gill – Free-Throw Superstars


Bryson Laffan – Hockey Goaltender

Bryson Laffan - Athlete of the Week

Ricky Chan – Pickelball Star


Lucas Denomme – Basketball Star

Lucas Denomme - Athlete of the Week

Henny Bernards – Community Ambassador

Mayumi King – Wrestler

The Brewster Sisters – Taekwondo Stars

Annette Gerard – Dragonboat Racing Coach

Annette Gerard - Athlete of the Week

Brandon Davies-Lyons – Football Prospect

Simon Romero – Boxer

Simon Romero - Athlete of the Week

Jordi Vilchez – Swimmer

Renny Nepean – Community Ambassador

Brooklyn Glasgow – High School Multi-Sport Star

AOTW-Chris Warburton-Feb 27

Christopher Warburton - Athlete of the Week

Chanel Murray – Aspiring Cheerleader

Becky Moynes-Meyer – Barefoot Water Skier

Becky Moynes-Meyer - Athlete of the Week

Durham West Lightning U13 AA team – Going to Quebec City

Journee Joseph – Basketball Player

Journee Joseph - Athlete of the Week

Ryan Cliff – Figure Skater

Ryan Cliff - Figure Skater athlete of the week

Jordan Aris – Hockey Goaltender

Jordan Aris - AOTW

Dylan Bibic – Cyclist

Nina Spisic – Soccer Player & Talented Singer


Brandon Isaac – Community Ambassador

Brandon Issac - Athlete of the Week

Dylan Waduck – Multi-Sport Athlete & Cancer Survivor

Dylan Waduck - Athlete of the Week

Kainat Qazi – Cricket player

Kainat Qazi - Athlete of the week

Evan Abrams – Flag Football player

Evan Abrams - Athlete of the week

Igor Joloud – Community Ambassador

Igor Joloud - Community Ambassador athlete of the week

Sofia Felice – Soccer Goalie

Krista Pollack – Grand Prix Dressage rider

Krista Pollack dressage rider

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