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TTFC currently CLOSED for track upgrades

The Toronto Track & Field Centre (TTFC) is currently closed for track upgrades, and continues to work with all parties involved. Athletics Ontario has been notified that the facility, previously scheduled to open on Tuesday September 2, will remain closed […]

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Quest for Gold program is now “Open” for receiving applications

Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Quest for Gold Selection Criteria, and Athlete Application, for Athletics. Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2014 (OAAP) is funded by the Government of Ontario, through the […]

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5 minute Surveys: AO Junior-Senior & Bantam-Midget-Youth Championships

Athletics Ontario would like your feedback! For those athletes, coaches and parents, who attended or participated in the Athletics Ontario Track & Field Championships in Ottawa and/or Windsor, we ask that you complete the short (estimated 5 minutes) surveys at […]

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Athletics Ontario Awards Gala; 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees announced, Sultana Frizell as Guest Speaker, Kate Van Buskirk returns as Emcee, and Nomination information

Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the 2014 Inductees in to the AO Hall of Fame. The ceremony is to take place at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites on Saturday September 27, in conjunction with the Athlete of […]

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5 top 8 for Canadian Track and Field at Youth Olympic Games

OTTAWA – The athletics squad competing at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China registered five top eight finishes. Tristian Slater of North Bay, Ont., Kyra Constantine of Brampton, Ont., Lexi Aitken of London, Ont., Magali Roche of Montreal, Que., […]

 

2015 National Team Volunteer Staffing Call

Dear Branches, Coaches and Staff,

We are now inviting expression-of-interests letters from volunteer event coaches and managers for the 2015 National Team Events. This year, the staffing call will be available on-line where you can click on the following link and select the priority sequence, based on how you feel your skills and experiences would positively contribute to the success of the team.

I would like to ask all branches, coaches and staff to pass this along to anyone that would be interested in applying for the volunteer positions listed on the link below. Read more »

TTFC currently CLOSED for track upgrades

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The Toronto Track & Field Centre (TTFC) is currently closed for track upgrades, and continues to work with all parties involved. Athletics Ontario has been notified that the facility, previously scheduled to open on Tuesday September 2, will remain closed until further notice.  Stay tuned for updates as they become available. An announcement regarding the opening date is expected to be made on Wednesday September 3. For details, please contact the TTFC Main Line at 416-392-2522.

Quest for Gold program is now “Open” for receiving applications

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Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Quest for Gold Selection Criteria, and Athlete Application, for Athletics. Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2014 (OAAP) is funded by the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), and operated through the Sport, Recreation & Community Programs Division.  The overarching goal of the Quest for Gold – OAAP is directly related to the High Performance Sport goal of the Canadian Sport Policy – that Canadians are systematically achieving world-class results at the highest levels of international competition – by improving the performance and number of Ontario athletes performing at the national and international level, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions. A fully completed application form and written proof of all cited performances must be submitted no later than October 17, 2014

For full instructions, application form and appeals template, please visit the Quest for Gold page at:

Pair of Commonwealth Games gold medallists headline Canadians named to IAAF Continental Cup team

OTTAWA – Ten Canadian athletes have been named to the Americas team that will travel to Marrakech, Morocco for the 2014 International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Continental Cup taking place September 13-14. Headlining the team are recent Commonwealth Games gold medallists Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., and Sultana Frizell of Perth, Ont.

Athletes are selected to this team by invitation from each IAAF region. The Americas region representatives were invited based on international rankings.

Derek Drouin will compete in the men’s high jump following a Canadian record setting season breaking 2.40-metres.

Sultana Frizell, who carried the Canadian flag in the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, will compete in the women’s hammer throw. Read more »

5 minute Surveys: AO Junior-Senior & Bantam-Midget-Youth Championships

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Athletics Ontario would like your feedback! For those athletes, coaches and parents, who attended or participated in the Athletics Ontario Track & Field Championships in Ottawa and/or Windsor, we ask that you complete the short (estimated 5 minutes) surveys at the following links:

AO Junior-Senior Championships in Ottawa – July-20

AO Bantam-Midget-Youth Championships in Windsor – August 2-3

The surveys will be available until Friday September 5.

Athletics Ontario Awards Gala; 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees announced, Sultana Frizell as Guest Speaker, Kate Van Buskirk returns as Emcee, and Nomination information

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Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the 2014 Inductees in to the AO Hall of Fame. The ceremony is to take place at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites on Saturday September 27, in conjunction with the Athlete of the Year Awards Banquet, “Celebrating Excellence in Athletics”.

Highlighting the event will be Sultana Frizell, as the evening’s Guest Speaker. Sultana is coming off a spectacular performance in Glasgow as the Commonwealth Games Gold medalist and record holder in the Hammer Throw. Sultana, a member of the Ottawa Lions TFC,  was also presented with the honour of being selected as the flag-bearer for the Canadian Team at the closing ceremonies. Earlier in the year, she surpassed her Canadian record in the event with a throw of 75.73. Emceeing this annual event for the third straight year is Kate Van Buskirk. Kate, a member of Athletics Toronto, won the Commonwealth Games Bronze medal in the 1500m.

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5 top 8 for Canadian Track and Field at Youth Olympic Games

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OTTAWA – The athletics squad competing at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China registered five top eight finishes. Tristian Slater of North Bay, Ont., Kyra Constantine of Brampton, Ont., Lexi Aitken of London, Ont., Magali Roche of Montreal, Que., and Jeremiah Ort of Carman, Man., all finished among the top eight.

Tristian Slater tied for fourth place in today’s boys pole vault final clearing 4.85-metres. Just ahead of Slater was Spain’s Noel Del Cerro Vilalta who cleared 5.10-metres for the gold medal. Read more »

Complete AO Club Outdoor Standings Released

The final complete Club Standings for Outdoors 2014 are available by clicking on the link below:

A summary of previous top 3 clubs in the overall and age class championships are also available at the following link:

In the August 5th news release we somehow missed mentioning London-Western TFC as the third place club in the Overall standings.  LW did indeed finish third with solid point totals across the board.  Our apologies to LW along with congratulations!

Canada earns 28 medals at NACAC under-23 Championships; best-ever showing

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Kamloops, B.C. – Team Canada enjoyed its best ever NACAC under-23 Championships this past weekend in Kamloops, B.C., with an astounding 28 medals. The team’s previous best showing was 18 medals at the 2012 edition in Guanajuato, Mexico. Read more »

Canadian Results at NACAC U-23 Championships

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Full results here. Read more »