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Each year, the 5 to Watch ceremony raises funds for George Brown College student bursaries and awards. Outstanding students from the Centre for Business Sport and Event Marketing Program are selected, who have demonstrated a variety of skills from academic performance to financial need, to receive these awards.

Help support student scholarships at George Brown College's Centre for Business

 


The 2018 5 to Watch Student Bursaries were presented at the George Brown College Centre for Business Student Awards evening held March 29th, 2018.
 
BMO Sports Marketing Award:
Ashleigh Gomez

 
   CFL Achievement Award:
Sydney Holmes

 
MLSE Award of Excellence:
Matthew Neubauer

SDI Sport and Event
Marketing Award:

Julio Martinez Anaya

 
CTC Sports Marketing Award:
Kristy Cook


 
TSN Award of Excellence:
Alexander Peat
 


The 2017 5 to Watch Student Bursaries were presented at the George Brown College Centre for Business Student Awards evening held March 29th, 2017.

 
BMO Sports Marketing Award:
Riccardo Nero

 
   CFL Achievement Award:
Olivier De Feydeau

 
MLSE Award of Excellence:
Ashley Gaffigan

SDI Sport and Event
Marketing Award:

Candice Joseph

 
CTC Sports Marketing Award:
Daniel John Popowich


 
TSN Award of Excellence:
Emma Lambert
 



The 2016 5 to Watch Student Bursaries were presented at the George Brown College Centre for Business Student Awards evening held April 6th, 2016.
BMO Sports Marketing Award:
Kern DSouza

 
CFL Achievement Award:
Alexa Costa

 
MLSE Award of Excellence:
Alex Hallink

SDI Sport and Event
Marketing Award:

Alex Maryuen

 
  TSN Award of Excellence:
Madeline Blais

 

The 2015 5 to Watch Student Bursaries were presented at the George Brown College Centre for Business Student Awards evening held April 7th, 2015.



From left to right: Kathy Dumanski (Chair, School of Marketing - George Brown College), Mike Fenton (Program Advisory Chair - Business Marketing), Megan Moore, Sarah Moore, Jody-Ann Tam, Kelly Alguire (Head, Canadian Sponsorships, BMO Financial Group), Kellen Bondy, Tyler Mazereeuw (Senior Director, Business Development at Canadian Football League), Craig Garvie, Oliver Gleeson (Vice President and Corporate Counsel, SDI Marketing)

SDI Sport and Event Marketing Award: Megan Moore
BMO Sports Marketing Award: Kellen Bondy
MLSE Award of Excellence: Jody-Ann Tam
CFL Achievement Award : Craig Garvie
TSN Award of Excellence: Sarah Moore




The 2014 5 to Watch Student Bursaries were presented at the George Brown College Centre for Business Student Awards evening held April 2nd, 2014.
 


From left to right: Mike Fenton (Program Advisory Chair - Business Marketing), Wesley Correa, Kendall Cramm, Jeff Phlippo (Account Coordinator - SDI Marketing) Ashley Hoy, Michael Wilson, Sara Moore (Vice-President, Marketing - CFL) Kathryn Grabowski, Kathy Dumanski (Chair, School of Marketing - George Brown College) Mark Milliere (Senior Vice-President, Production - TSN)

Presented to Sport and Event Marketing Students - Class of 2014:

SDI Sport and Event Marketing AwardWesley Correa
Student must demonstrate a passion for and understanding of sports, events and sponsorship marketing and exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, academic performance, creativity and a can-do attitude.

SDI Marketing is a proud supporter of the '5 to Watch' student bursaries, as we are always looking for emerging talent in the sports marketing industry. Many of our interns are hired on full time at SDI and become integral members to our business, which makes the scholarship program an excellent way to connect with passionate and driven students who will become the next generation and future leaders of our industry  

-Oliver Gleeson |Vice President, Business Developpment & Corporate Counsel |SDI Marketing
 

BMO Sports Marketing Award: Kendall Cramm
Student must demonstrate an excellent understanding of the sports marketing industry; exhibit strong interpersonal and job related skills with enthusiasm, a positive attitude and respect; and must achieve an outstanding level of academic performance.


Connecting to communities through sport is key to our business at BMO and sports marketing professionals are the people that bring our fantastic partnerships to life. We couldn't be more excited to help shine a light on some of the industry's up-and-comers. BMO, and I personally extend the warmest congratulations to this year's "5 to Watch" student winners. We look forward to each of them making their mark as they begin a new and exciting career.    

-Justine Fedak | Senior Vice President, Brand Advertising and Sponsorships | BMO Financial Group
 

MLSE Award of Excellence: Ashley Hoy
Student must demonstrate an aptitude for the sport, entertainment and event marketing industries and exhibit excellent interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills along with a strong academic performance.


I am consistently amazed by the calibre of studnets that we see come out George Brown's Sport and Event Marketing program. The forward-thinking education and sports-specific experience receive has established this program as a true leader. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment has high expectations for the people that make up this dynamic, fast-paced organization and we have seen many students of this program thrive and go on to become valuable members of our team.    

-David Hopkinson |Chief Commercial Officer | Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
 

CFL Achievement Award: Michael Wilson
Student must demonstrate a passion for and understanding of the sports marketing industry; show leadership qualities through volunteerism and participation in sports-related activities; exhibit excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in teams; and demonstrate strong academic performance and financial need.


All of us at the Canadian Football League are proud to celebrate some of the very best in our industry and we are excited about the bright future they represent. I would like to extend further recognition to Michael Wilson, winner of the CFL Achievement Award. Congratulations to everyone involved.     

-Sara Moore | Vice President, Marketing | Canadian Football League


TSN Award of Excellence: Kathryn Grabowski 
Student must demonstrate an excellent understanding of the sports marketing and media industries; exhibit strong job-related skills with enthusiasm, a positive attitude and respect; and achieve an outstanding level of academic performance.

 

TSN has benefited from the quality of graduates produced by the Sport and Event Marketing Program at George Brown College.  From the executive suite to interns, those graduates have contributed to our success at TSN.   It was an honour to present the TSN Award of Excellence scholarship to Kathryn Grabowski.  

-Mark Milliere |Senior VP Production |TSN


To apply for the 5 to Watch Bursary and other George Brown College Awards click here.




The first 5 to Watch Student Bursaries were presented at the George Brown College Centre for Business Student Awards evening held March 27, 2013.

George Brown College 5 To Watch Bursaries
 
From left to right: Mike Fenton (Program Advisory Chair - Business Marketing), Mark Milliere (Senior Vice-President, Production - TSN), Heather Mawhinney, Michael Cudmore, Trish Gautier, Alexandra Georgakopoulos, Matt MacDonald, Rachel Preston (Account Coordinator - SDI Marketing).


SDI Sport and Event Marketing AwardMatt MacDonald
BMO Sports Marketing AwardMichael Cudmore
MLSE Award of ExcellenceAlexandra Georgakopoulos
CFL Achievement Award Trish Gautier
TSN Award of ExcellenceHeather Mawhinney


"Congratulations on a successful 2013 event last week.  The Canadian Football League was very proud to be part of the George Brown Student Business Awards and to recognize the best and brightest coming out of your program.  I was personally very proud to present the CFL Achievement Award to Patricia Gautier."
 
Sara Moore | Vice-President, Vice-présidente, Marketing
Canadian Football League | Ligue canadienne de football



"It was tremendously satisfying to meet and be able to present the TSN Award of Excellence to Heather Mawhinney at the GBC Business Student Award Ceremony.  TSN is very proud of the bursary and GBC can take great pride in the quality of the students recognized last night."

Mark Milliere | Senior VP, Production 
TSN


"As a past recipient of SDI’s scholarship and attendee at this year’s GBC Business Student Awards, I was reminded of the vital role SDI’s bursary’s have on the professional development of students. SDI loves to recognize and support emerging talent, which makes the scholarship program an excellent way to connect with students who are passionate and committed to the sports marketing industry."
 
Rachel Preston – Account Coordinator
SDI Marketing

 
 
 
George Brown College's "5 To Watch" is a ground breaking event that has become a "must-attend" within the Canadian sports marketing industry and sets the standard for identifying the next generation of industry captains.
 
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