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Athletics Ontario and Pursu.it launch first wave of Adopt-an-Athlete program for 2014-15

Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of the first wave of the Adopt-an-Athlete program in partnership with Pursu.it. Pursu.it is a volunteer-run, nonprofit crowdfunding website for amateur athletes. As the first and only crowdfunding platform devoted to helping […]

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Ontario vs Quebec Dual Meet Announcement

The annual Ontario versus Quebec Indoor Dual Meet will be held in Toronto on Saturday, February 14 in conjunction with the AO Youth-Senior Championships. The events have been confirmed as:  Girls and Boys:  60m, 300m, 800m, 2000m, 60mH, 1500m Walk, […]

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Call for Applications for Team Ontario Coaching and Managerial positions

Coaches and managers are invited to apply for positions on Team Ontario for the Midget Indoor Dual Meet with Quebec in Toronto on the morning and early afternoon of Saturday,  February 14.  The dual meet will be held just prior […]

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Pan Am Games tickets available now!

Buy your ticket to history today — nothing beats being there. Tickets for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games are now being sold on a first-come, first-served basis so don’t delay! Tickets start at just CAD$20 and 75 per cent […]

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Updated AO Indoor and Outdoor Records Lists Now Available

The AO Indoor and Outdoor record lists have been updated and can be accessed by clicking the following: Indoor-Records Outdoor-Records Performances which are pending are not official records.  Performances may only be approved as records when all conditions (usually proof […]

 

Athletics Ontario and Pursu.it launch first wave of Adopt-an-Athlete program for 2014-15

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Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of the first wave of the Adopt-an-Athlete program in partnership with Pursu.it. Pursu.it is a volunteer-run, nonprofit crowdfunding website for amateur athletes. As the first and only crowdfunding platform devoted to helping amateur athletes craft their story and focus on success, Pursu.it has raised over $310,000 to date and has helped eight athletes from various sports make it to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

This first wave will run until 12:00 pm EST on February 15, 2015.

Athletics Ontario athletes in the first wave of the 2015-15 campaign include:

  • Bismark Boateng, Toronto, Project Athletics, 100m/200m, Sprints
  • Jen Cotten, Woodtstock, London-Western TFC, Combined Events
  • Brittany Crew, Toronto, York University TFC, Throws
  • Caroline Ehrhardt, Espinola, London-Western TFC, Triple Jump
  • Noah Rolph, St. Thomas, St. Thomas Legion TFC, Throws
  • Yves Sikubwabo, Guelph, Speed River TFC, 1500m, Distance

To find out more, and to support some of Ontario’s finest track and field athletes, please visit: https://www.pursu.it/can and select Sport – Track and Field.

Athletics Ontario’s Managing Director Resigns, Interim Executive Director Named

TORONTO, ONTARIO, December 15, 2014 — Athletics Ontario’s (AO) Board of Directors wishes to announce that John Craig has resigned as Managing Director, effective December 31, 2014, after thirty one years with the Provincial Sports Organization.

Mr. Craig, who started with the Association as a Road and Recreation Coordinator in 1983, when it was then called the Ontario Track and Field Association, has held various positions within the organization and has been responsible for a number of new initiatives. During his tenure he was, among other things, the Manager of Marketing and Administration, the Race Director for the Toronto Marathon and the Executive Meet Director for the Toronto International Track and Field Games.

“We are going to miss his dedication and perspective”, said AO Chair Lisa Ferdinand. “He has provided our organization and our sport with energy and insight and has guided us with a steady hand”. Read more »

Athletics Ontario Announces New Organizational Structure

TORONTO, ONTARIO, December 15, 2014 – Athletics Ontario (AO) announced today the implementation of a new organizational structure. Under its new governance model, the role of Executive Director was created with the following direct reports:

  • Manager – Competitions, Technical Specifications and Logistics
  • Manager – Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations
  • Manager – High Performance
  • Manager – Member Services, Programs and Development
  • Office Manager

“This marks another step in Athletics Ontario’s evolution” said AO Chair Lisa Ferdinand. “We believe this new structure will be more accountable, more transparent and better able to deliver strong and responsible programs to our entire membership.” Read more »

High Performance Coach Apprenticeship Program Pilot (Western Hub, High Altitude Training Camp)

Athletics Canada is pleased to announce Pilot High Performance Coach Apprenticeship Program, as part of the Western Hub’s High Altitude Endurance Training Camp in Flagstaff, AZ. The aim of the program is to provide an opportunity for coaches in Canada-with 5 years of coaching experience, and no or limited experience in altitude interventions and have been actively Coaching National Level Endurance Athletes in the past 2 years- to gain hands-on experience and increased knowledge by working in the daily training environment with Canada’s top athletes, coaches and members of the Integrated Support Team.
If you would like to find out more about the program and would like to register, please visit the following website:
https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=xs2aPfdRSMJJfyfyw3FcSg

Applications must be submitted online by January 15, 2015. The selected coaches will be notified by January 30, 2015.  As this is pilot project there will be no cost to the selected coaches.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Padideh Boloorizadeh (pboloorizadeh@athletics.ca).

Athletics Canada names athletes for 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and Panamerican Cross Country Cup

Athletics Canada today named twenty-three athletes who will compete at both the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and Panamerican Cross Country Cup.

The 41st edition of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships takes place in Guiyang, China on March 28, 2015.

Prior to the World Championships the athletes will compete at the Panamerican Cross Country Cup in Barranquilla, Colombia, February 21-22. NACAC area champions will be determined through separate scoring of NACAC nations within the Panamerican Cup. In 2014 the Canadian junior women swept the individual podium and won team gold in the NACAC region while the other three teams won silver. Read more »

Ontario vs Quebec Dual Meet Announcement

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The annual Ontario versus Quebec Indoor Dual Meet will be held in Toronto on Saturday, February 14 in conjunction with the AO Youth-Senior Championships.

The events have been confirmed as:  Girls and Boys:  60m, 300m, 800m, 2000m, 60mH, 1500m Walk, 4x200m Relay, HJ, PV, LJ, TJ, SP, Weight.

Each team may enter three scorers in each event.

Selection for Team Ontario will be based primarily on performance level this indoor season.  At present there are no plans for a trials meet.  The selection process, nomination forms and other information will be available following selection of the team staff.

Currently, questions may be addressed to Roman Olszewski   roman.otfa@cogeco.ca

Call for Applications for Team Ontario Coaching and Managerial positions

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Coaches and managers are invited to apply for positions on Team Ontario for the Midget Indoor Dual Meet with Quebec in Toronto on the morning and early afternoon of Saturday,  February 14.  The dual meet will be held just prior to the start of the AO Youth-Senior Championships.   Read more »

Athletics Canada’s Paralympic Development Program To Host First Ever Talent Development Camp

Athletics Canada is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Talent Development Weekend February 6 to 8 2015 in Toronto, Ont., as part of the Para-Athletics Development Program’s new recruiting initiatives.

The Talent Development Camp is targeted for athletes who have yet to represent Canada on a national team, but who are training regularly and performing well on a regional or provincial level. The Camp will immerse selected athletes and their personal coaches in a high performance training atmosphere.

The camp will be directed by National Team staff coaches, led by Athletics Canada Head Coach Peter Eriksson, providing valuable experience and instruction to participating athletes and their personal coaches.

Participants will be invited to the Talent Development Camp through a Canada wide selection process. Interested parties need to complete this form and send it to Kayla Cornale, Paralympic Development and Talent Identification Lead. 

International Youth Meet of Champions Recap

New Track = New Records

The International Youth Meet of Champions attracted athletes from Québec, Spain and Italy. In the individual events, Ontario athletes showed that they still have the power to lead. However, for the Most Outstanding Team, Saint-Laurent Sélect from Québec dominated and took the overall trophy back to Québec. The Flying Angels won the Best Minor Aged Team. In the Québec vs Ontario coaches/officials quadrathlon, Ontario came prepared and won 3 events out of 4.

27 records were broken: 15- Meet, 7- 1st Year and 5- 2nd year

Full results

Team Scores

Records Summary: Read more »

Pan Am Games tickets available now!

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Tickets for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games are now being sold on a first-come, first-served basis so don’t delay!

Tickets start at just CAD$20 and 75 per cent are CAD$45 and under.

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