The Lou Marsh Legacy - Honouring Canada's Top Athletes

Lou Marsh

  • The Athlete
  • The Man
  • The Sports Writer
  • The Memorial Trophy
Head and shoulders photo of Lou Marsh

The Lou Marsh Memorial trophy is a cherished prize that symbolizes the highest achievement in Canadian sport. Its recipients represent the fabric of Canadian sport. The names of women, men, amateurs, professionals, team players, rookies and veterans, from a diverse Canadian sporting landscape, occupy a place on this revered trophy.

A natural all-round athlete and a pioneer in sports journalism, Lou Marsh embodied the highest principles and ideals of sport. When he died suddenly in 1936, Canada lost its most widely read sportswriter and a sporting career the likes of which had never been seen. Appropriately, his name was immediately equated to a quintessential Canadian athletic award; its first winner announced that very year.