2018 Athletics Ontario Awards Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Date: Saturday September 29, 2018
Location: Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard St. West
Toronto, ON  M5G 1Z4
Tickets (Click to purchase
AO Gala Only: $75
VIP Hall of Fame Experience + Gala: $95 (SOLD OUT!)

Deadline to purchase tickets: September 20, 2018, 11:59 PM (Ticket price will increase to $85/$105 until Late Deadline)

Late Deadline to purchase: September 25, 2018, 11:59 PM

Hotel Information

Booking Online Using Your Custom Booking Link

To book a room online, please use the following link: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=59052&Chain=10316&start=availresults&arrive=9/29/2018&depart=9/30/2018&adult=1&child=0&group=ANN092918A

Calling In

You may also call the hotel directly, toll free 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or 416-595-1975.  You must identify yourself as part of the “Annual Athletics Awards Gala – Athletics Ontarioto take advantage of your discounted rate.

We would also like to make a friendly reminder that the Hotel is not holding a block of rooms, and instead is offering a courtesy rate to delegates wishing to make a reservation. Because the Hotel is not holding rooms, there is no guarantee of availability, so we are encouraging you to to secure your reservations as soon as possible.

The deadline to receive this discounted rate is Wednesday September 12, 2018.

Agenda for the Evening

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – VIP Hall of Fame Networking Event, sponsored by VK Staffing Solutions
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 50 members. Get your ticket early to ensure you don’t miss out!

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: Sarah Wells, University of Toronto Track Club
– Club Champion Awards
– Athlete of the Year Award Presentations

*Note: All athletes who win an 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 things will be done differently this year. Similar to previous years, the top three athletes in their respective age, gender, and event disciplines will be identified. Then, instead of selecting one winner, those three athletes will be named All-Ontarians for the year. Athlete 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 All-Ontarians have been announced (view the list here) and will receive their certificates at the Awards Banquet on September 29.


The nomination period for 2018 has concluded. We want to thank everyone who submitted their candidates, we are filtering through and will announce the All-Ontarians shortly.

The deadline to submit your nominations is Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 11:59 PM EST.

Selection Criteria

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Secondary Partners