Players and league personnel to be honoured ahead of 110th Grey Cup

HAMILTON (November 15, 2023) – Media members are invited to the 2023 Canadian Football League (CFL) Awards on Thursday, November 16 at the Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino & Resort. Hosted by the CFL ON TSN’s Kate Beirness and Canadian comedian K. Trevor Wilson, with a special guest appearance by two-time GRAMMY award winner Shaggy, the evening ceremony will recognize players, head coaches and personnel from across the league.

In addition to the player awards, the recipients of the Commissioner’s Award, the Hugh Campbell Distinguished Leadership Award, the Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award, the Tom Pate Memorial Award, and the Jane Mawby Tribute Award will be named. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Doors to the media lockdown room will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Media members in attendance will be provided the results of the 2022 CFL Awards under strict embargo. Following each award presentation, recipients will be made available to media. The ceremony will be streamed live on



  • 2023 CFL Awards


  • Thursday, November 16
    • 5 p.m. – Media lockdown room opens
    • 6 p.m. – Media dinner served
    • 6:30 – 8 p.m. (approx.) – 2023 CFL Awards


In attendance

  • 2023 CFL Awards Finalists
    (Category | West Division | East Division)
    • Most Outstanding Player | Brady Oliveira (WPG) | Chad Kelly (TOR)
    • Most Outstanding Defensive Player | Mathieu Betts (BC) | Adarius Pickett (TOR)
    • Most Outstanding Canadian | Brady Oliveira (WPG) | Marc-Antoine Dequoy (MTL)
    • Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman | Jermarcus Hardrick (WPG) | Dejon Allen (TOR)
    • Most Outstanding Special Teams Player | Sean Whyte (BC) | Javon Leake (TOR)
    • Most Outstanding Rookie | Kai Gray (EDM) | Qwan’tez Stiggers (TOR)
    • Coach of the Year | Mike O’Shea (WPG) | Ryan Dinwiddie (TOR)

Lucas Barrett

Associate Vice-President, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League

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