Steve Yzerman of Cranbrook, British Columbia, who won an Olympic gold medal with Team Canada men's hockey team as a player at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and then again as Canada's executive director at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, was one of three people honoured.
France St-Louis of Laval, Quebec and hockey coach Clare Drake were also honoured. St-Louis won an Olympic silver medal in women's hockey for Team Canada at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, while Drake, of Yorkton, Saskatchewan won six University Cup championships as the head coach of the University of Alberta Golden Bears.
Yzerman and St-Louis will be in the spotlight at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Yzerman is once again the Canadian men's hockey team's executive director, while St-Louis will be Canada's assistant chef de mission.