2019 Athletics Ontario Awards Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Date: Saturday October 19, 2019
Location: Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
970 Dixon Rd,
Etobicoke, ON  M9W 1J9
Tickets: No Longer on Sale 
AO Gala Only: $75.00
VIP Hall of Fame Experience + Gala: $95.00

Deadline to purchase tickets: October 11, 2019, 11:59 PM (Ticket price will increase until Late Deadline)

Late Deadline to purchase: October 15, 2019, 11:59 PM

Hotel Information

We are pleased to share that we do have a preferred rate available for any accommodations that may be required, for the night of the event.

A dedicated website is available for guests to book hotel rooms online. Reservations can be made starting June 7, 2019, at the following web address: https://book.passkey.com/e/49938048

Please note that this rate will only be available through Wednesday, September 18, 2019.


We do have a negotiated rate of $10 for the day to park at the hotel. Bring your parking ticket to the front desk for validation on your way out of the venue.

Agenda for the Evening

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – VIP Hall of Fame Networking Event
This portion welcomes current and past Hall of Fame Inductees (who are welcome to attend at no cost), to join us and celebrate this year’s Inductees. It also allows our current athletes and members the opportunity to mingle and network with these incredible individuals, over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Please note that there will be an additional charge to attend this portion of the event, and there will be a maximum attendance of 100 members. Get your ticket early to ensure you don’t miss out!

5:30 PM – 5:50 PM – National Team Member Autograph Signing
Join us before the Gala begins to get an autograph and have your picture taken with Gabriela DeBues-Stafford and Aaron Brown. Both of these incredible athletes just competed at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Main Event/Award Presentations
This portion of the evening will include:
– Emcee: Rosey Edeh
– Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
– All-Ontarian recognition ceremony
– Dinner
– Guest Speaker: Tracy Schmitt
– Club Champion Awards
– Athlete of the Year Award Presentations

*Note: All athletes who win an Athlete of the Year award, will be reimbursed for the cost of their ticket after the Gala.

Athletics Ontario Will Announce All-Ontarians

Athletics Ontario is excited to announce that they will be selecting All-Ontarians again this year. Similar to previous years, the top athletes in their respective age, gender, and event disciplines will be identified. Then, instead of selecting one winner, those athletes are to be named All-Ontarians for the year. Athlete of the Year Awards will be presented to the top Male and Female athlete in each age group (U14, U16, U18, U20, Open, Para, Masters).

All-Ontarians are selected based on their overall performance for the year and their participation and performance at National and International track meets. The 2019 All-Ontarians were announced (view the list here) and will receive their awards at the 2019 event.

Special Recognition Nominations:

The nomination period for 2019 has now closed. Awards will be announced and presented at the 2019 Awards Gala on October 19, 2019.

Selection Criteria

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Secondary Partners