This award is presented annually by the Canadian Press (CP) which conducts a poll to determine the best Canadian sports team of the year.
It is an award presented annually to Canada's top athlete either professional or amateur. This award is presented in honor of "Lou Marsh," a prominent Canadian athlete, referee, and former sports editor of the Toronto Star. The winner is awarded a black marble trophy standing around 75 cm high. A panel of journalists from across the country vote for the nominees.