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Athletics Ontario Cancels Toronto International Track & Field Games

TORONTO, ONTARIO, April 16, 2014 – Athletics Ontario has cancelled the Toronto International Track & Field Games due to a lack of funding. Scheduled to run at Varsity Stadium in eight weeks on June 11, 2014, Toronto Games organizers believe […]

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IGNITE Ontario Grants Available

IGNITE Ontario will provide project-based funding to TO2015 IGNITE participants to develop celebrations and community engagement initiatives in communities across Ontario leading up to and during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Deadline: Applicants must use the IGNITE Ontario […]

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Athletics Ontario congratulates Virginia McLachlan and Vickie Croley as recipients of major awards at the 2013 Ontario Sport Awards

The 2013 Ontario Sport Awards took place on Thursday April 10 at the Marriott Toronto Airport. Several Athletics Ontario members were honoured by the Ontario Government for their success in sport. Each year the province recognizes athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers […]

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Reminder of Upcoming NCCP Courses

We’d like to remind coaches and future coaches about several NCCP courses coming up in the near future. The Run Jump Throw Course will be offered May 3-4 in Ottawa, ON. May 3-4 – NCCP Run Jump Throw Course – […]

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Full results in from the AO Youth/Senior Championships

Sunday February 16 -  Final Results and Team Scores in from the Athletics Ontario Indoor Youth/Senior Championships The York University TC has the current lead in the Senior division, while the University of Toronto Track Club leads the Youth division.

 

Athletics Canada fills positions of Operations Manager, Para-Athletics Development Lead and Eastern Hub Manager

Ottawa – Athletics Canada announced today the hires of Jared MacLeod, Kayla Cornale and Alison Legenza. MacLeod and Legenza fill the new roles of National Team Program Operations Manager and Eastern High Performance Hub Manager while Cornale steps into the position of Para-athletics Development and Talent Identification Lead. Read more »

Athletics Ontario Cancels Toronto International Track & Field Games

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TORONTO, ONTARIO, April 16, 2014 – Athletics Ontario has cancelled the Toronto International Track & Field Games due to a lack of funding. Scheduled to run at Varsity Stadium in eight weeks on June 11, 2014, Toronto Games organizers believe the quality and integrity of the meet would be severely compromised if plans were to proceed. Even with the event’s growing popularity, and interest among corporate sponsors, Athletics Ontario was unable to finalize vital partnership agreements, extend formal invites to athletes, or start selling tickets, without secure financial backing. Read more »

Fell, Jobin, Kanuka, Kidd, Tunks headline Athletics Canada Hall of Fame class of 2014

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada’s Hall of Fame will grow by 11 as five athletes, two builders, a coach and three in memoriam will be enriched as part of the Class of 2014. The induction ceremony will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick on June 26, 2014 at a ceremony held during the Canadian Track and Field Championships. Read more »

Toronto Track & Field Centre updates

The Toronto Track & Field Centre (TTFC) has recently announced some updates regarding access to the TTFC on several upcoming Sundays (May 4, 11, 25 & June 1) available for extra training from 9am – 3:45 pm, as well as the use of Esther Shiner Stadium in July & August 2014.

 

 

IGNITE Ontario Grants Available

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IGNITE Ontario will provide project-based funding to TO2015 IGNITE participants to develop celebrations and community engagement initiatives in communities across Ontario leading up to and during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Deadline: Applicants must use the IGNITE Ontario application available on the Grants Ontario System to submit their applications.

The IGNITE Ontario application must be completed and submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on May 5, 2014.

IGNITE is an exciting new community partnership program that enables individuals, organizations and communities to create their own special Games-themed initiative, or increase awareness of existing projects through an association with the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games—the “People’s Games.”

The goal of the IGNITE program is to inspire communities throughout Toronto, the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Ontario and Canada, to come together and build excitement around the Games and bolster community spirit.

- See more at: http://www.toronto2015.org/ignite#sthash.KhxXD1G9.dpuf

Athletics Ontario congratulates Virginia McLachlan and Vickie Croley as recipients of major awards at the 2013 Ontario Sport Awards

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The 2013 Ontario Sport Awards took place on Thursday April 10 at the Marriott Toronto Airport. Several Athletics Ontario members were honoured by the Ontario Government for their success in sport. Each year the province recognizes athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and sponsors for their outstanding performances in both national and international arenas. A special congratulations goes out to Virginia McLachlan, winner of the Female Athlete with a Disability of the Year Award and to Vickie Croley, winner of the Female Coach of the Year Award. Virginia is a sprinter with the University of Windsor Athletic Club, while Vickie is a coach with the London Western Track & Field Club. Derek Drouin and Damian Warner were finalists for the Male Athlete of the Year Award, which was won by figure skater, Patrick Chan. Bill Stephens, former AO President and current AO Director-at-Large, and currently coaching with Phoenix Athletics, received the Syl Apps Volunteer Achievement Award for his long-time work with the association. Read more »

May 8: Athletics Ontario Officials Comprehensive Clinic

An AOO Comprehensive Clinic, hosted by Speed River New Balance TFC, will be held in Guelph on Thursday, May 8 from 6 pm to 10 pm.  The clinic will take place in the University of Guelph Athletics Centre, room 202.

The clinic will cover all track and field disciplines, and is a requirement for Ontario officials wishing to progress to Level 2. It is open to beginners, Level 1 officials, and other interested parties.

Register through:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14XOluaoL3hqWgLLZDOVDLlRQxxKX_W0PwiSz2_uu1Es/viewform

For further information, please contact Jacquie Downing, AOOEC Director of Seminars and Upgrading, jacquieandwynn@sympatico.ca

Kingston to host 2015 to 2018 Canadian Cross Country Championships

Ottawa – Athletics Canada announced today that Kingston, Ont., has won the right to host the 2015 to 2018 editions of the Canadian Cross Country Championships. Physi-Kult Running Group led the winning bid, “Physi-Kult is excited and honoured to have won the hosting right to the 2015-2018 Canadian Cross Country Championships and are looking forward to showcasing the wonderful venue we have here in Kingston,” said Clive Morgan, Race Organizer. Read more »

University of Toronto TC wins 4th straight Indoor Overall Team Championship

The University of Toronto held on to its claim of being the Number 1 indoor club in Ontario.  While winning only one age category the UTTC amassed sufficient points across the board to clinch the overall title with 198 point to Project Athletics’ 176.5 and York University TC’s 154.5.  For Project Athletics it was their first ever finish in the top 3 indoor overall.  Etobicoke (145), Flying Angels (142) and Laurel Creek (142) rounded out the top 6. Read more »

Athletics Canada names Edmonton host of 2015 and 2016 Canadian Junior/ Senior Track and Field Championships

Ottawa – Athletics Canada announced today that the first ever combined junior and senior Canadian Track and Field Championships have been awarded to the Edmonton 2015 PAJAC organizing committee and will take place in Edmonton, Alta., in 2015 and 2016. The 2015 Canadian Championships, July 2 to 5, will serve as World Championship and Pan American Games Trials. The 2016 edition will serve as Olympic and Paralympic Games selection trials as well as World Junior Championship selection trials. Read more »