Central Toronto Athletic Club Seeks Part-time Assistant Coach

The Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC) is looking for a Part Time Assistant Coach (Distance). The successful candidate will provide coaching services primarily for the Bantam and Midget members of CTAC. The Assistant Coach may also provide coaching services to other selected members of CTAC as arranged with the Head Coach from time to time.

This is a one year part-time contract position, renewable annually and will begin this fall. A job description for the position is attached, the deadline for applications is May 22, and applications should be sent to davidchristiani@centraltorontoac.ca

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APRIL 25 – Anything He Can Do She Can Do Too

Renee Foessel was six years old when she first discovered sport. Her parents came across an advertisement in their local newspaper for “Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled” and decided to see what it was all about. They subsequently discovered a club that offered an array of parasports including sledge hockey, wheelchair basketball and track and field. Their daughter started in sledge hockey before gravitating toward the track and field world at the age of ten. She hasn’t looked back since. Continue Reading →

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APRIL 24 – Partners in the Pursuit of Excellence

Jason Dunkerley and Josh Karanja are the ultimate teammates. They set goals as a team and execute their training as a team. They are motivated by one another and are invested in their mutual success. While this may seem like a generic, albeit idealistic description of many teammates, Jason and Josh share a camaraderie that is anything but ordinary.  Their partnership requires a degree of synchronicity that is unparalleled in any other sporting event because Josh is, most literally, Jason’s eyes. Continue Reading →

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APRIL 23 – Wheelchair Athletes Push Each Other

Wheelchair racer Curtis Thom has been racing for nearly two decades. He has competed in two Paralympic Games, holds the Canadian record in the T54 class 400m and has been named the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association’s Athlete of the Year three times.  He has competed internationally amongst the best racers in the world, but he still remembers how he started in wheelchair racing like it was yesterday. Continue Reading →

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Ian Reid, Week 2 winner of TITFG TRIVIA; Do you know the answer to this week’s question?

Ian Reid, an AO Official, and Assistant Starter for the Toronto International Track & Field Games, and member of the University of Toronto Track Club, was the Week 2 winner of TITFG Trivia and won 2 tickets to the Toronto International Track & Field Games, taking place on June 11 at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium. Ian correctly answered the TITFG Trivia question: which athlete set the North American junior record and in which event did he go undefeated in his/her event; answer: Nate Brannen in the 800m. This week’s question is: Who is the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting? He was the first to achieve a ”double double” by winning 100m and 200m at consecutive Olympic Games. Continue Reading →

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Para-athletics Awareness Week April 21st-28th

Para-athletics Awareness Week commences in London on Sunday April 21st with an Introduction to Para-athletics Course and Throws Meet. During the week there will be a “Story of the Day” which will highlight various individuals in the para-athletics community. This week will focus around promoting and building capacity for para programming in our province. For more information about how you can get involved contact para.athleticsont@gmail.com and visit our Para-Athletics Homepage.

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Jamaican Sprinters Yohan Blake and Veronica Campbell-Brown to Headline the Edmonton International Track Classic

Edmonton… Jamaican Yohan Blake, the youngest 100m World Champion in history, has confirmed his return to the city for the Edmonton International Track Classic on June 29 at Foote Field. Fellow Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown will make her Canadian debut at the event. Both athletes are coming off successful London Olympic Games performances where Blake won silver in the 100m and 200m sprints and gold in the 4x100m relay (world record), and Campbell-Brown took bronze in the 100m sprint and silver in the 4x100m relay. She is the reigning World Champion in the 200m. Continue Reading →

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Trinidad & Tobago Track Legend Hasely Crawford and Rising International Athletics Stars coming to Toronto

TORONTO, April 16, 2013 – Athletics Ontario and the National Track League (NTL) are pleased to announce that the 3rd annual Toronto International Track & Field Games (TITFG) will take place June 11th, 2013 at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Centre. The spectacular evening of track & field will serve as the NTL’s second stop on the 2013 circuit. For the first time, Toronto will host an international high school 4×100-metres relay, featuring teams from Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States. Continue Reading →

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9 London Olympians headline Canadian Penn Relays team

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada is pleased to officially announce today the team that will represent Canada in the USA versus the World portion of the 2013 Penn Relay Carnival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania later this month. Penn Relay Carnival takes place at Franklin Field April 25 to 27 with more than 22,000 athletes from 60 countries participating in 450 races. Continue Reading →

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