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TTFC Update – Opening on Monday, October 27

The Toronto Track and Field Centre indoor track facility is opening on Monday – October 27, 2014.  The Indoor Season hours will be in effect; Mondays to Thursdays      9:00 am to 9:45 pm Fridays                                   9:00 am to 8:45 […]

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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 […]

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Enter now to be a Pan Am torchbearer

The TORONTO 2015 torchbearer contest is on. Share the spirit and enter online now! See details at: http://shar.es/1maBqC

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Lawfield 17th in World Marathon Challenge

They were rewarded with a 17th place finish in an impressive time of 2 hours 11 minutes and 21 seconds. The weather was forecast to be sunny with temperatures reaching 22c but surprisingly for the time of year, we had […]

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2014 AO Hall of Famers inducted and award winners announced this past weekend

Saturday September 27 featured a sunny and warm late afternoon, outside, as well as inside, as more than 250 people showed up to celebrate a tremendous year for Ontario athletes, and to honour several individuals for their contributions to our […]

 

TTFC Update – Opening on Monday, October 27

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The Toronto Track and Field Centre indoor track facility is opening on Monday – October 27, 2014.  The Indoor Season hours will be in effect;

  • Mondays to Thursdays      9:00 am to 9:45 pm
  • Fridays                                   9:00 am to 8:45 pm
  • Saturdays                              9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The first week of re-opening will be a transition period as the track and exercise equipment is put back into position within the field house and weight rooms.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

2015 National Teams – Selection Criteria

Dear Athletes, Branches and Coaches

Hope you’re having a good day,

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: Read more »

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 »

OALASA Amputee Athlete Quest for Gold Selection Criteria and Application released

Athletics Ontario and Ontario Amputee and Les Autres Sports Association (OALASA) annnounces the release of the Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2014-2015 Athlete Selection Criteria and Amputee Athlete Application. These forms can be found at the links below:

Note: Applications due by Friday, November 3, 2014 

Athletics Ontario announces launch of Adopt-an-Athlete program with Pursu.it

Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of it’s 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.

In 2013-14, 14 athletes were selected by AO to take part in the “Adopt-An-Athlete” program, which helped these athletes raise over $20,000 to help support their training and competition expenses.

Athletics Ontario looks to launch it’s first wave of the campaign on December 8. Applications must be completed in full and submitted by October 31 in order to be considered by our selection committee. Read more »

Important AO Championship Bidding Process Updates

Clubs are reminded of the due date for bids for hosting 2015 AO Championships:  October 21.
Please note that due to the recent re-scheduling of the National Combined Events Championships for Juniors and Seniors (from July 10-12 to the National Junior-Senior Championships on July 3-5), the 2015 Ontario Junior-Senior Combined Events Championships will be conducted in conjunction with the Ontario Junior-Senior Championships, June 12-14.  Read more »

Guelph joins NTL; Clement, Sanderson and Swans honoured; and other news from Athletics Canada’s 2014 SAGM

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada’s 2014 Semi-Annual General Meeting wrapped up over the weekend in Montreal, Que., with a number of rule changes approved including the prestigious honour of naming recognition of Athletics Canada annual awards for Lyle Sanderson, Dr. Doug Clement and Jane and Gerry Swan. Other important decisions included the awarding of National Track League (NTL) designations for five events and hosting confirmation of the 5km Championships for the period of 2015 to 2018.

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The Competitions Committee received seven NTL applications, five were approved.

  1. Guelph Speed River Inferno – May 30, 2015
  2. Vancouver Harry Jerome – June 8, 2015
  3. Victoria International Track Classic – June 10, 2015
  4. Halifax Aileen Meagher International Track Classic – June 20, 2015
  5. Edmonton Track Town Classic Canada – July 12, 2015

The B&O Yorkville Run in Toronto, Ont., was also approved as site for the 2015 to 2018 Canadian 5km Road Race Championships. The 2015 event will take place September 7. Read more »

Enter now to be a Pan Am torchbearer

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The TORONTO 2015 torchbearer contest is on. Share the spirit and enter online now!

See details at: http://shar.es/1maBqC

AO Board of Directors Opportunity

Closing Date:  October 31, 2014 6:00 pm EST

OVERVIEW

Over 2014, the Athletics Ontario (AO) Board has undertook significant work and research in setting the structure and ground work for an accountable, responsible and impactful Athletics Ontario. There is still a need for the organization to add interested professionals to our professional, volunteer Board of Directors. Read more »

Lawfield 17th in World Marathon Challenge

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They were rewarded with a 17th place finish in an impressive time of 2 hours 11 minutes and 21 seconds. The weather was forecast to be sunny with temperatures reaching 22c but surprisingly for the time of year, we had to contend with cloudy, windy and rainy conditions for the 7th annual World Marathon Challenge held at Lawfield Elementary School in Hamilton.  We had a late change in venue due to the ongoing renovations work at Metro York Track & Field complex which meant that we had to quickly seek another venue with enough space to mark out a 200m track on the field; so a big thank you to Lawfield for coming to the rescue and offering to host the event with such short notice. Read more »