15 Ontario Athletes Heading to the Youth Commonwealth Games

2017 Youth Commonwealth Games

In early May, Athletics Canada named 24 athletes to the team that is competing at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, beginning today. These Games will run through July 23, and are taking place in the Bahamas. We want to wish the best of luck to the 15 athletes on that team who are from Ontario, as well as all other athletes competing.

Here is the list of the 15 Ontario Athletes participating in the games:

Athlete, Hometown, Coach, Athlete Club Affiliation

Tatiana Aholou, Laval, Que., Annie Potvin, Club d’Athlétisme Dynamique de Laval
Tyra Boug, Kitchener, Ont., Ray Riley, Invictus Athletics
Jocelyn Chau, Toronto, Terry Radchenko, University of Toronto Track Club
Joshua Desouza, Brampton, Ont., Derek Hackshaw, Newmarket Huskies Track Club
Anne Forsyth, London, Ont., Ian Forsyth, Speed River TFC
Lauren Gale, Ottawa, Andy McInnis, Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club
Marcus Kemp, Kitchener, Ont., Jeff Haller, Speed River TFC
Tiana LoStracco, Guelph, Ont., Jeff Haller, Speed River TFC
Brogan MacDougall, Kingston, Ont., Steve Boyd, Physi-Kult
Makenzy Pierre-Webster, Whitby, Ont., Randy Brookes, The Gazelles
Aurora Rynda, Toronto, Terry Radchenko, University of Toronto Track Club
Sharelle Samuel, Nepean, Ont., Andy McInnis, Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club
Trinity Tutti, Welland, Ont., John Ahlstedt, Team Grunt
Jordan Weston, Ottawa, Kirk Dillabaugh, Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club
Thomas Witkowicz, Brooklin, Ont., Terry Radchenko, University of Toronto Track Club

For the full list of all Canadian athletes, click here

 

We will be publishing updates regarding our athletes throughout the games and for all results, you can click here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/

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Team Ontario Canada Summer Games Team Announced

Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the following athletes on being selected for the 2017 Canada Summer Games Team. The team will be competing July 31-Aug 4th in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Featuring 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Games will welcome over 4,000 athletes and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors.

FIRST NAME LAST NAME TEAM NAME
FEMALES
Ally Oulds WINDSOR LEGION TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Ashley Pryke SISU Throws Club
Autumn Bigger NIAGARA REGIONAL ATHLETICS
Bailey Dell University of Windsor Athletics Club
Brittany Stenekes HAMILTON OLYMPIC CLUB
Dallyssa Huggins Unattached Ontario
Desiree Allan Special Olympics Ontario
Emily Branderhorst SAUGEEN TRACK &  FIELD CLUB
Emma Nero SPEED RIVER TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Grace Tennant SISU Throws Club
Jamilah James EXTREME VELOCITY TRACK CLUB
Jessica Tinney Nemean Lions Athletics
Julia Hanes CRUISERS SPORTS FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED
Kate Current THE SPEED ACADEMY ATHLETICS CLUB
Katelyn Ayers SPEED RIVER TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Katrina Innanen UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO T.C
Kristy Alford Special Olympics Ontario
Kyra Constantine PROJECT ATHLETICS TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Laura Amoi C.A.N.I. Athletics
Lauren Bohn University of Windsor Athletics Club
Lindsay Brandys UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO T.C
Makiah Hunt Bolton Pole Vault
Megan Dunn LONDON WESTERN T.F.C.
Natalia Hawthorn NEWMARKET HUSKIES TRACK CLUB
Nyoka Maxwell C.A.N.I. Athletics
Rachael Wolfs University of Windsor Athletics Club
Rebecca Chouinard ST THOMAS LEGION TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Shyvonne Roxborough SPEED RIVER TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Sylvia Russell DURHAM DRAGONS ATHLETICS
Trinity Tutti SISU Throws Club

 

MALES
Ashton Colaire DURHAM LEGION ATHLETICS
Ben Richardson NEWMARKET HUSKIES TRACK CLUB
Benjamin Cross SISU Throws Club
Benjamin Devito UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO T.C
Daniel Gleason PROJECT ATHLETICS TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Dylan Ritter Unattached Ontario
Eli Pawliw SISU Throws Club
Eric Pomery Special Olympics Ontario
Gaerrisen Freeland I BE FAST TRACK CLUB
Graeme Thompson SPEED RIVER TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Hans Lafleur C.A.N.I. Athletics
Isaiah Christophe CRUISERS SPORTS FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED
Joseph Maxwell SISU Throws Club
Josh Kellier SPEED RIVER TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Joshua Mather LONDON WESTERN T.F.C.
Karson Kowalchuk EXTREME VELOCITY TRACK CLUB
Khamal Stewart-Baynes House of Roots
Locky Butcher LONDON WESTERN T.F.C.
Mackenzie Josie LONDON WESTERN T.F.C.
Marcel Scheele LONDON LEGION TRACK & FIELD ALLIANCE
Nathaniel St. Romain Kingston Track & Field Club
Pierce Lepage Unattached Ontario
Ramzi Abdulahi LONDON WESTERN T.F.C.
Ryan Taylor Unattached Ontario
Ryan Bennett CRUISERS SPORTS FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED
Samuel Adams The Gazelles
Sergio Ráez Villanueva HARBOUR TRACK
Tacuma Anderson-Richards First Attempt Jumps Academy
Tony Elliott SAUGEEN TRACK &  FIELD CLUB

 

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National Aboriginal History Month

June has been National Aboriginal History Month and June 21st was National Aboriginal Day, Canada’s National Day to celebrate the unique heritage and outstanding achievements of Canada’s Indigenous people. The Indigenous population of Canada is comprised of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. Athletics Ontario took part in the celebrations on the 21st at Fort York, offering  fun physical activities for school children who attended the festivities.

Other Events 

First Nations School of Toronto

Athletics Ontario will be at the First Nations School of Toronto on June 29th to celebrate the end of the school year! The goal of the day is to get the students more involved in athletics, not just through their participation in the various planned activities for the day, but also through the enjoyment and character building that comes along with that participation. The program will comprise of multiple stations that incorporate different aspects of athletics such as running, jumping, throwing, and wheeling activities.

 

North American Indigenous Games

Athletics Ontario summer students and staff will be at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)! NAIG is the largest continental sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous people. There will be approximately 5,000 athletes and 2,000 volunteers in attendance. The athletics portion of the games will be held at the York Lions Stadium in Toronto from July 19 – 21, 2017.  If you’re interested in volunteering, please click here.

 

Thomas Charles Longboat (June 4, 1887 – January 9, 1949)

(Native Name: Cogwagee, which means Everything)

Longboat was from the Six Nations Indian Reserve, near Brantford, Ontario. He won the 1907 Boston Marathon in a record time of 2:24.24. In winning the 1907 Boston Marathon, he became the first person of Indigenous descent to event. Longboat was inducted into the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame in 2016.

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2017 Athletics Ontario Summer Students

Name: Ivon Jaimes Albarran
Program: Fitness & Health Promotion/ Kinesiology
School: Humber College, York University
Position: Sport Instructor – Youth Programs
Job Description:

Ivon will be assisting in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth, as well as sport delivery including summer camps and activations. Through engagement with community groups and clubs, Ivon will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models. Ivon is here to support aspiring athletes in the sport of Athletics as well as contributing to the health, fitness, social development and well-being of all participants.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

 

Name: Brian Jaimes Albarran
Program: Kinesiology
School: Humber College
Program: Sports Management
Position: Sport Instructor – Youth Programs
Job Description:

Brian will be assisting in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth, as well as sport delivery including summer camps and activations. Through engagement with community groups and club. Brian will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models. Brian is here to support aspiring athletes in the sport of Athletics as well as contributing to the health, fitness, social development and well-being of all participants.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

 

Name: Desean Nurse
Job Title: Sport Instructor, Youth Programs
School: Centennial College
Program: Event Management
Job Description:

Desean Nurse has been involved in the fitness and sports industry for several years. Desean will be assisting in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth, as well as sport delivery including summer camps and activations. Through engagement with community groups and clubs, Desean will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models. Desean is here to support aspiring athletes in the sport of Athletics as well as contributing to the health, fitness, social development and well-being of all participants.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

 

Name: Hannah Turnbull
Program: Kinesiology
School: Wilfrid Laurier University
Position: Sport Coordinator – Para Athletes
Job Description:

Hannah will be the summer Sport Coordinator for Para Athletes. Her position will involve engaging with para-athletes and their coaches with the intent to connect them with the Athletics (Track & Field) community for the purpose of talent identification and encouraging continued coaching education and professional development. She will gain valuable hands on experience working with Provincial Sport Organizations to deliver and plan major championship events throughout Ontario and will assist in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth. Through engagement with community groups and clubs, she will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

 

Name: Daniel Wilson
School: University of Toronto
Program: Kinesiology
Job Title: Sport Coordinator – Aboriginal Athletes
Job Description:

Daniel will be involved in engaging with Aboriginal athletes and their coaches with the intent to connect them with the Athletics (Track & Field) community for the purpose of talent identification and encouraging continued coaching education and professional development. Daniel will be responsible for assisting in event management roles within Athletics Ontario Provincial Championship events which includes the delivery of major championship events and office administration. Daniel will also assist in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth. Through engagement with community groups and clubs, Daniel will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

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2017 Summer Run Jump Throw Wheel Athletics Camp

 

 

Live in the Toronto area?

 

Whether you’re new to track & Field or looking to improve, this program combines technical development and FUNdamental techniques to maximize participation! The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques as well as sprints, hurdles, jumping and throwing are all covered in this unique program. This fun filled day will feature a half day of track and field and half day of pool and various game play opportunities to maximize fitness!!! Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at a track meet! Space is limited so sign up fast!

 

Athletics Ontario is hosting a Run Jump Throw Wheel camp over the Summer. Campers will receive an introduction to track and field with activities targeted to develop their progressive motor skills combined with physical strength training and cardiovascular training.

 Week 4:

Date: July 24-28, 2017

Time: 9am-4pm  *additional $40 for late/early pickup 8am-5pm

Location: Variety Village (3701 Danforth Ave. Scarborough)
Ages: 5-13

Registration: to come

Price: $250

Week 7:

Date: Aug 14-18, 2017

Time: 9am-4pm  *additional $40 for late/early pickup 8am-5pm

Location: Variety Village (3701 Danforth Ave. Scarborough)
Ages: 5-13

Registration: to come

Price: $250

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Patrick Russell Named to Team Ontario’s Coaching Staff for the Canada Summer Games

Athletics Ontario welcomes Speed Academy’s Patrick Russell to the Canada Summer Games Coaching Staff. Russell holds certification as a Level 3, Performance Jumps Coach.  Russell, a former international multi- events athlete, brings his experience as high level athlete and coach to the team.  Russell will be replacing coach Kurt Downes who has been selected to the team staff for the 2017 World Championships. Congratulations to both coaches for their appointments.

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AO COACHES NAMED TO CANADIAN TEAMS

Congratulations to our Ontario Coaches who have been named to 2017 National Team Staff

Glenroy Gilbert – IAAF World Relays Head Coach and IAAF World Championships Team Coach

Charles Allen – IAAF World Relays and IAAF World Championships Team Coach

Kurt Downes – IAAF World Championships Team Coach

Dave Scott Thomas – IAAF World Championships Team Coach

Jess Huntoon – IAAF World Championships Team Coach

Richard Parkinson – IAAF World Championships Team Coach

Leslie Estwick – Commonwealth Youth Games Team Coach

Sandra Cooper-Ryder –Head Coach Pam American U20

George Kerr- Pan American U20 Team Coach

Michael Lavigne – Pan American U20 Team Coach

Joel Skinner – Pan American U20 Team Coach

James Holder –Jeux De la Francophonie (JDLF) Team Coach

John Allan – IPC World Championships Team Coach

 

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Randy Millar Joins 2017 Canada Summer Games Team Staff

Randy Millar – Saugeen Track and Field Club

Athletics Ontario is please to announce Randy Millar to the Canada Summer Games coaching staff.  Randy is a Level 3 Certified Throws Coach.  As a member of the 2013 coaching staff and over 20 years experience in coaching, Randy brings brings strong coaching experience to the team.  Randy will replace coach Richard Parkinson, who has stepped down as he was named by Athletics Canada to the World Championships coaching staff which falls under similar timing.  Congratulations Richard and welcome to the team Randy!

GO TEAM O!

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AO SEEKS JUMPS COACH for 2017 Canada Summer Games Coaching Staff

Athletics Ontario is seeking nominations for the 2017 Canada Summer Games Coaching Staff. AO is seeking members interested in serving on the Coaching staff as a Jumps event coach. Kurt Downes, who had been selected as the Jumps coach for the team, has stepped down from his position after Athletics Canada named Downes to the World Championships Coaching staff which falls under similar timing.  Congratulations Kurt, we wish you the best of luck!

Please apply by sending a resume, to include AO membership number, NCCP certification level, experience by email to 2017 CSG Jumps Coach, c/o  kylesmith@athleticsontario.ca

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: Friday, March 17 2017 at 4:00pm

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Navigating the NCAA System

Well we heard you and listened. Join AO as our presenter, Teo Salgado, provides key insight on topics related to the US university system (NCAA and NAIA), including the admission process, standardized tests (SAT/ACT), recruitment letters and getting on the coaches radar. Space in the presentation is limited to 40 people, so sign up early to reserve your spot.

Date: March 4th, 2017
Location: Toronto Track & Field Centre
Time: 6:00pm (completion of Day one BMJ)
Price: Free

Teo Salgado is an independent educational consultant based in Toronto, Ontario.  He is a highly regarded higher education professional with more than 20 years of experience in international student recruitment, admissions, and alumni relations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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