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World Record attempt at Hershey Canadian Indoor Championships

Athletics Canada is excited to announce that a World Record attempt in the indoor 600-metres will take place in Montreal, Quebec as part of the Hershey Canadian Indoor Championships at Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard. The current indoor 600-metres World Record stands […]

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Reminder: Deadlines for AO Indoor Championships, Nominations for Ontario Midget Team and Coaching Workshops

A reminder to all athletes, coaches and club administrators that the AO registration/meet entry deadline for all 2014 Indoor Athletics Ontario Championships is 11:59 pm on the Monday prior to the Championship Event. The deadline for athlete nominations for the […]

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February 14: ON vs QC Midget Dual Meet Info and Nomination Form Now Available

    Detailed information on the annual ON vs QC Midget Dual meet to be held in Toronto on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in conjunction with the AO Youth-Senior Championships is now available by clicking the following link: ON vs […]

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Draft List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced

2014-2015 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2014-2015 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program […]

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Join coaches from across Ontario and from every sport at the 2015 Ontario Coaches Conference

Highlights Learn from National, International, and Provincial Coaches from over a dozen sports. Hear from our most celebrated Canadian athletes as they share the moments when coaches made a difference in their lives. Get insights from Pan Am/Parapan Am Coaches in our International Pan Am Panel. Moderated […]

 

World Record attempt at Hershey Canadian Indoor Championships

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Athletics Canada is excited to announce that a World Record attempt in the indoor 600-metres will take place in Montreal, Quebec as part of the Hershey Canadian Indoor Championships at Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard.

The current indoor 600-metres World Record stands at 1:15.12 set in by Nico Motchebon of Germany in 1999. The race will take place on Saturday February 21. Admission to the event is free, we encourage everyone to come out and cheer these athletes on as they race against the clock to make history.  Confirmed participants, Read more »

Reminder: Deadlines for AO Indoor Championships, Nominations for Ontario Midget Team and Coaching Workshops

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A reminder to all athletes, coaches and club administrators that the AO registration/meet entry deadline for all 2014 Indoor Athletics Ontario Championships is 11:59 pm on the Monday prior to the Championship Event. The deadline for athlete nominations for the Ontario vs Quebec Midget Dual Team is Monday January 26. Additionally, the Championship event offerings, including Walks and Relays are identified in the information below. Coaching workshops in Windsor and Hamilton are also slated for the upcoming months.

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2015 IPC Endorsed Competitions

Re: Message from Athletics Canada

Dear Branches and Coaches,
This is a reminder to submit events that are open to Para-Athletes for IPC sanctioning.  Athletics Canada is required to apply for competition endorsement to the IPC for all competitions that Para-Athletes may compete at (this can be any provincially sanctioned event that is integrated).  By competing at IPC Endorsed Competitions athlete’s results are eligible for IPC Rankings.   Read more »

February 14: ON vs QC Midget Dual Meet Info and Nomination Form Now Available

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Detailed information on the annual ON vs QC Midget Dual meet to be held in Toronto on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in conjunction with the AO Youth-Senior Championships is now available by clicking the following link:

Selection procedures and a nomination form for the meet are included.  Please note the deadline date of Monday, January 26 for nominations. The meet offers the following events for both girls and boys:  60m, 300m, 800m, 2000m, 60mH, 1500m Walk, 4x200m,HJ, PV, LJ, TJ, SP, Weight.

 

Draft List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced

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2014-2015 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2014-2015 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Athletics Ontario, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by the Selection Committee.

Please see the attached file below:

Athletics Ontario is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director

Athletics Ontario’s (AO) key goals are to promote and encourage participation from the grass roots level through to the very highest level of proficiency. In addition to providing a competition structure for athletes, AO provides a platform for training coaches and officials, supporting athletes, sponsoring and sanctioning events, and delivering services and programs to a broad cross section of participants. As the organization reaches into the wider community, it continues to demonstrate that Athletics is a sport for all those involved in all activities.

The Executive Director will report to an elected Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its strategic and financial objectives. As AO looks to the future, the role will represent Athletics to the membership and the public at large. For further details on the position, click here.

Applicants are requested to forward a covering letter and résumé in confidence to the AO HR Committee on or before Monday, February 23, 2015:

c/o Athletics Ontario
3 Concorde Gate, Suite 211
Toronto, ON M3C 3N7
edsearch@athleticsontario.ca

Applicants should reference ‘AO Executive Director Search’ in all correspondence and ensure that their documents address the qualifications set out in the posting.

Join coaches from across Ontario and from every sport at the 2015 Ontario Coaches Conference

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Highlights

  • Learn from National, International, and Provincial Coaches from over a dozen sports.
  • Hear from our most celebrated Canadian athletes as they share the moments when coaches made a difference in their lives.
  • Get insights from Pan Am/Parapan Am Coaches in our International Pan Am Panel. Moderated by Teddy Katz, Chief Spokesperson TO2015.
  • Exposure to emerging sports science through partner Canadian Sport Institute Ontario’s High Performance Stream.
  • Network with coaches from all over Ontario at our Saturday night coaches social.
  • PLUS Bonus NCCP Multi-Sport courses being offered throughout the weekend included with registration. (Includes Leading Drug Free Sport, Managing Conflict, Psychology of Performance, Prevention and Recovery from Injury, Resistance Training and more!)

Early Bird price of just $215! (before January 31st, 2015)

Learn more at www.coachesontario.ca/conference.

 

2015 CADP and 2015 Prohibited List now in effect

CCES - Ottawa, Ontario – January 2, 2015) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to inform the Canadian sport community that the 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) and the 2015 Prohibited List are now in effect.

2015 is The Year of Sport in Canada

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has declared 2015 as the “Year of Sport” in Canada.

The declaration celebrates the role sport plays in our Canadian identity.  From our local playgrounds, to recreational sport leagues all the way to our inspiring high performance athletes, sport is vital to the cultural fabric of our nation.

Throughout 2015, we encourage all Canadians to celebrate sport in their neighbourhoods, towns or to get involved as a volunteer or spectator in one of the 60+ international sport events being hosted in Canada including:

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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.

 
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