2020 Athletics Ontario Awards Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Athletics Ontario decided to cancel the 2020 awards gala and hall of fame induction ceremony scheduled for September 26th. The 2020 Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at the 2021 event.

There were no formal awards given in 2020. Instead, we created a “year in review” video to commemorate all of the notable moments in 2020.

Click Here to watch the 2020 Year in Review & Notable moments video.


Town Hall Recognition

In light of the cancellation of the 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Athletics Ontario continues to provide supplemental ways to honour the Class of 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees.
The April 7th town hall will include a 2020 AO Hall of Fame Inductee Recognition, featuring the 5 inductees Jessica Zelinka, Kyle Pettey, Ron Wallingford, Jim Griffin & Al Sokol.
Learn more about each inductee at https://athleticsontario.ca/about/ao-hall-of-fame/
Date: Wednesday, April 7
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm ET
Where: Online via Zoom! (Zoom details will be emailed to registered participants only)
Registration is now open: REGISTER HERE!
If you would like to attend, but are outside of the regular coaches, officials or club associates audience, please feel free to  register using the member ID by-pass code “HOF”. Any further questions please contact [email protected].

Athlete of the Year & All-Ontarians

Selected All-Ontarians represent the top athletes in their respective age, gender, and event disciplines. Unlike the traditional Athlete of the Year award, instead of selecting one winner, a “team” of 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 received their awards at the 2019 event. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there were no All-Ontarians named in 2020.

Special Recognition Nominations:

The nomination period is closed.

Should you wish to review the selection criteria for future awards, please Click Here.

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