September 26: Celebrating Excellence in Athletics

2015 AO Awards Banquet & Hall of Fame Induction

Date: Saturday September 26, 2015

Reception at 3:00 pm (with cash bar).

Welcome Address begins at 4:30 pm with buffet dinner at approximately 5:50 pm.

Location: Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites,

Address: 175 Wynford Dr, Toronto, ON M3C 1J3

Phone:(416) 449-4111

Special Guest Speaker: TBA

Emcee: TBA

TICKETS: $65.00 (AO Members – $55) – Click Here to purchase on-line (Click on “Purchase Products” box). Note: winners in their respective categories will be reimbursed the paid price of their ticket. Ticket sales close on Tuesday September 22 at 10am.

Note: There will be free parking for banquet attendees for the duration of the banquet (3pm-8pm). Guests staying overnight at the hotel will be required to make payment arrangements for parking at check-in.

SELECTION CRITERIA – TBA Friday July 31

2014 Information for reference

News Releases:

Tentative Schedule:

  • 3:00 – 4:30 Reception (cash bar, silent auction/draw prizes, socialize)
  • 4:30 Welcome
  • 4:40 Hall of Fame Inductions
  • 5:00 Guest Speaker – Sultana Frizell
  • 5:20 Age Group (Bantam, Midget, Youth, Junior, Senior, Masters)/Event Group (Sprints/Hurdles and Jumps) Awards
  • 5:50 Buffet Dinner
  • 7:00 Age Group (Bantam, Midget, Youth, Junior, Senior, Masters)/Event Group (Distance, Throws and Combined Events) Awards
  • 7:20 Special Recognition Awards (Sponsor, Volunteer)
  • 7:30 Athlete of the Year
  • 8:00 Silent Auction & Draw Prizes Close

Silent Auction – Contact suewise@athleticsontario.ca if you have any items you wish to donate.

Buffet Dinner Menu:

Caesar Salad with Garlic Dressing, Parmesan Cheese and Croutons
Couscous and Grilled Vegetable Salad

Chicken Cacciatore with Peppers & Onions Stewed in a Tomato Sauce and White Wine
Cheese and Spinach Cappelletti Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Marinated Grilled Vegetables
Rice Pilaf
Focaccia Bread

Chef’s Choice of Assorted Desserts

Hotel Rooms: Available at $109.00 per night (single/double occupancy) – parking extra

Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites – Toronto, Ontario (ON)
175 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1J3
Contact: 416-449-4111 | Fax: 416-385-6700
Email: reservations@torontopreferredhotel.com
http://www.torontodonvalleyhotel.com/

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$360,000 on the line as 2013 National Track League begins Sunday

Athletics Canada’s 2013 National Track League (NTL2013) begins Sunday June 9 in Halifax, N.S., at the Aileen Meagher International Track Classic.  The series, which has $360,000 in prize money at stake, will then make stops in Toronto (June 11), Edmonton (June 29), Burnaby (July 1) and Victoria (July 5).  Headlining the Aileen Meagher are Halifax’s Geoff Harris and Bridgewater’s Jenna Martin; two athletes from Nova Scotia who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games. Continue Reading →

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TEN CARIBBEAN HIGHSCHOOLS GET SET TO COMPETE IN THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL TRACK & FIELD GAMES

TORONTO June 3, 2013 – On your marks, get set, go! The next generation of track & field all-stars are coming from across the Caribbean to compete in the 3rd annual Toronto International Track & Field Games (TITFG) on June 11th at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Centre.

This year, Scotiabank is sponsoring 10 track and field teams from high schools in the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago who will make their way to Toronto to compete against top athletes from high schools in Ontario as well as Michigan, U.S. A. The teams will compete in the Scotiabank International High School 4×100 Relay Championship. Continue Reading →

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Do you know the answer to the Week 9 Trivia question?

We are now in the 9th and final week of TITFG Trivia. Do you know the answer to this week’s trivia question?: Which Canadian sports journalist, who reported on amateur sports and athletes for the Toronto Star newspaper, died at age 51 on April 16, 2012, after a brief illness?

Hint: the women’s 100m Hurdles event at the upcoming Toronto International Track & Field Games on June 11, is named after him. Continue Reading →

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Derek Drouin sets Canadian Record at Diamond League Eugene; Reid and Levins set PBs

Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., established a new Canadian record of 2.36-metres in the men’s high jump today at the IAAF’s Diamond League competition in Eugene, Oregon.  Drouin finished third behind American Erik Kynard (2.36m) and Essa Barshim of Qatar who set a world leading mark of 2.40-metres.  The previous Canadian record was 2.35-metres held by Mark Boswell.  Derek will compete next weekend at the NCAA Division 1 Championship.

Also in Oregon at Diamond League Eugene Sheila Reid of Newmarket, Ont., set a personal best in the women’s 1500-metres with a time of 4:02.96, almost a full five seconds faster than her personal best going into the race.  Reid finished sixth in the race. Continue Reading →

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June 5: UTTC Discus and Hammer Twilight Meet

Location: Trinity Field, University of Toronto

Sanctioned by: Athletics Ontario

Host Club: University of Toronto Track Club (UTTC)

Contact:

  • Carl Georgevski, email: carl.georgevski@utoronto.ca

Entries: please email Marie-Josee Le Jour, at address below:

  • mjlejour@gmail.com

Meet Information:

  • Start time: 5:30 pm
  • Men’s/Women’s Hammer, followed by Men’s/Women’s Discus
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Teams start to arrive for the Pan American Combined Events Cup

Ottawa. – Brazil’s Powerade Team became the first squad to arrive here for the 2nd Pan American Combined Events Cup, to be held this weekend at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility in Canada’s capital city.

Nineteen-year old athletes Kerindê Hilario de Souza Brites da Silva and Karen Maria Cerqueira Lopes will have their first international experience in an event that expects the participation of close to 60 athletes from 12 countries. Continue Reading →

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June 29-30: Canada Games Trials – Ontario

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Canada Games Trials – Team Ontario

Date: June 29-30, 2013

Location: University of Windsor Stadium; Windsor, ON

Sanctioned by: Athletics Ontario

Host Club: University of Windsor Alumni Track & Field Club

Information/Technical Package:

Final Performance List (as of 12h20 on June 27)

Entry Methods: (Send Entries to suzanneleroux@rogers.com)

1. Hy-Tek Team Manager electronic entries format

or

2. EXCEL Spreadsheet format

Important “Team Ontario” Information:

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5th annual Canadian Sport Film Festival

Sport film fest celebrates Canada’s game and an infamous moment in Canadian sport history
When: June 7-8, 2013 • TIFF Bell Lightbox

Opening and Closing Night films announced!

·         Friday, June 7, 7pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 4: Lace Bite
·         Saturday, June 8, 9:30pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 4: 9.79* Continue Reading →

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