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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – November 23

TAKE NOTICE THAT an Annual General Meeting of the members in good standing of ATHLETICS ONTARIO will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the Sport Alliance of Ontario, 3 Concorde Gate, Toronto, ON M3C 3N7, Boardrooms 3 & […]

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Newmarket Huskies Edge out Central Toronto at AO XC

The Newmarket Huskies successfully defended their Overall Club Championship by edging out Central Toronto AC at Sunday’s Ontario Cross Country Championships 143 to 140 points. Both clubs had across-the-board strength. The University of Toronto finished strongly with 108. Durham Dragons […]

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Ontario to Enter Provincial teams at National XC Championships

Ontario will be entering Youth, Junior and Senior Men’s and Women’s provincial teams at this year’s National Championships in Vancouver. Here are some details:

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Registration for Hershey Canadian Indoor Youth / Junior / Open Championships now open

Le centre Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard will again play host to the Hershey Canadian Indoor Open Championships for Youth and Junior age category athletes. The event also comprises a number of Open events where any athlete in good standing can enter […]

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Athletics Canada announces new identity, launches new logo

Today Athletics Canada, the national governing body for track and field, cross country, road running and road racing, is extremely excited to launch its new logo as well as announce plans around the organization’s new identity. Athletics Canada’s new bilingual […]

 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – November 23

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TAKE NOTICE THAT an Annual General Meeting of the members in good standing of ATHLETICS ONTARIO will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the Sport Alliance of Ontario, 3 Concorde Gate, Toronto, ON M3C 3N7, Boardrooms 3 & 4 at 12:00 p.m. for the following purposes: Read more »

Team Canada Chiba Ekiden Preview

The International Chiba Ekiden marathon road relay takes place next Monday November 24 in Chiba City, Japan. Canada will be represented by a team of eight athletes facing teams from around the globe in the most prominent annual event of its kind.

Canadian coaches Chris Johnson of Vancouver, B.C., and Eddie Raposo of Toronto, Ont., have finalized the running order for the mixed gender marathon relay. Read more »

Newmarket Huskies Edge out Central Toronto at AO XC

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The Newmarket Huskies successfully defended their Overall Club Championship by edging out Central Toronto AC at Sunday’s Ontario Cross Country Championships 143 to 140 points. Both clubs had across-the-board strength. The University of Toronto finished strongly with 108. Durham Dragons (69), Speed River (46) and Toronto Olympic Club (41) rounded out the top 6. Special thanks to the Niagara Olympic Club for putting on a wonderful event, and congratulations to all of the 1000+ athletes, coaches, parents and supporters of the AO Cross Country Championships.

Standings (Top 15) Read more »

AO Programs & Services Committee Member Survey‏

As part of the 2014 Board Governance Review, the Program & Services Committee has been working with the staff and others to quantify the quality, reach, cost and effectiveness of Athletics Ontario’s Programs and Services.

We are now reaching out to the Athletics Ontario (AO) membership to gather your thoughts, knowledge and perceptions towards the value of the same programs and services.

Please take twenty minutes to think and add your scores to our survey at the following link:

The survey will be available until 9:00 pm  on Sunday November 16.

Your input will be invaluable in validating the effectiveness and ultimately the importance of each of AO’s current Programs & Services.
With thanks,

John Stevenson
Chair, AO Programs & Services Committee
Athletics Ontario

Ontario to Enter Provincial teams at National XC Championships

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Ontario will be entering Youth, Junior and Senior Men’s and Women’s provincial teams at this year’s National Championships in Vancouver.

Here are some details: Read more »

Registration for Hershey Canadian Indoor Youth / Junior / Open Championships now open

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Le centre Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard will again play host to the Hershey Canadian Indoor Open Championships for Youth and Junior age category athletes. The event also comprises a number of Open events where any athlete in good standing can enter to compete in a first rate competition against Canada’s top athletes (national team members and carded athletes). Read more »

Let’s Get Coaching! Kickoff: November 29

Love sports? Want to get involved in your community?
Sign up for FREE training to become a COACH!

The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Coaches Association of Ontario and the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Foundation, is launching Let’s Get Coaching! – a community-level coach training program that will create 2,015 new coaches in Toronto by 2015! Join us on RBC Sports Day in Canada and take the National Coaching Certification Program Fundamental Movement Skills workshop, the critical first step in becoming a certified coach.

One day, one course, hundreds of coaches… let’s make a difference!
When: Saturday, November 29, 2014 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: University of Toronto Scarborough Instructional Centre and the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
Who: Toronto residents, aged 16 and up
Cost: FREE!

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Questions? Contact letsgetcoaching@toronto.ca
Register today at http://coachesontario.ca/letsgetcoaching

Athletics Canada seeks host for 10000m 2015 Canadian Championships

Athletics Canada is currently accepting letters of interest from communities and / or events interested in hosting the Canadian 10000-metres Championships. The event will serve as the Canadian Championships for male and female athletes in junior and senior categories as well as serve as the 10000-metres selection trials for the 2015 Pan American Junior Championships.

Interested parties need to provide a letter of intent, as well as a support letter from their respective provincial branch, no later than November 8, 2014. Athletics Canada’s Competitions Committee will make selection of the host site in close consultation with the National Team Committee. Letters of intent must be sent to mgentes@athletics.ca. Read more »

2015 National Teams – Selection Criteria

Dear Athletes, Branches and Coaches

We would like to announce the release of our selection criteria for 2015 National Teams.

Please find below selection criteria for six of our 2015 National Teams:

**IPC World Championships and Commonwealth Youth Games will become available soon**

Corey Dempsey

Athlete Services Coordinator

2445 St-Laurent Blvd, Suite B1-110, Ottawa, ON, K1G 6C3

Tel 613.260.5580 ext. 3312 / Fax 613.260.0341

www.athletics.ca

Athletics Canada announces new identity, launches new logo

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Today Athletics Canada, the national governing body for track and field, cross country, road running and road racing, is extremely excited to launch its new logo as well as announce plans around the organization’s new identity.

Athletics Canada’s new bilingual logo comprises a full maple leaf surrounded by an oval track / running loop.

“In recent years the organization has grown and has set a new strategic direction of increasing participation and improving international performances in a positive sport atmosphere. Athletics Canada is an organization that offers opportunities for all people of all abilities; we are Athletics in Canada,” said Rob Guy, Chief Executive Officer. “We felt it was time for a new brand and a new logo to go with this new identity.” Read more »