Go Team NOC!!! Rock the indoor championships this weekend!! Spring/Summer Schedule is here too.


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July 17-19 2015 Major Events: A.O. Jr-Sr Combined Events Championships (17-18), Canadian Masters Track & Field Championships (17-18), & A.O. Bantam, Midget, Youth Championships (July 18-19)


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​NEW for tomorrow!!!


Sharon Shivers (but has a great way to stay warm tomorrow):

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NEW for tomorrow!!!

We will meet on Lockhart Drive in St. Catharines, where it meets the Hydro Hill at the base of the Brock U Campus. See link for map.

This will allow us to run and do drills on a ploughed road with no traffic and we can do a hill work out on a ploughed hill!!

Dress warm! even thought the temperature is going up. Practi​s​e will go from 10:00 am to 11:15.

cheers!
Sharon

AO’s Combined Events Championships & Prep Meet


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Athletics Ontario
Athletics Ontario’s Combined Events Championships & Prep Meet is set to take place at the Toronto Track and Field Centre this Saturday, February 7, beginning at 9:00 am with the Weight Throw on the field and on the track at 10:00 am with the 60m Hurdles for Combined Event athletes. This meet is co-hosted with the Flying Angels Academy, and has attracted experienced international competitors including Gavin Smellie (Flying Angels), Dontae Richards Kwok, Khamica Bingham (Brampton TC) and Project Athletics teammates, Shai-Ann Davis and Crystal Emmanuel, all of whom competed at the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

The meet will include nearly 800 competitors. More information including the final schedule, the performance list and the technical information can be found at the following link;

Events to Watch

Event: 60m Open Men

Event Highlights:Gavin Smellie (Flying Angels) and Dontae Richards Kwok, both members of the 2014 Commonwealth Games team are the top 2 seeds, and will be facing Bismark Boateng (York University TC) and Tremaine Harris.

Scheduled Event Time: Heats at 12:10 am and Final at 2:00 pm

Event: 60m Open Women

Event Highlights: Khamica Bingham (Brampton TC) is the top seed and will be facing her 2014 Commonwealth Games teammates, Shai-Anne Davis and Crystal Emmanuel, both members of Project Athletics.

Scheduled Event Time: Heats at 11:40 am and Final at 2:00 pm

Important Note: For safety reasons, access to the competition floor during the weight throw (start at 9:00am) will be limited. Athletes in the following events will be permitted to enter the competition area and warm up while the weight is in progress:

  • Open Men’s HJ (10:00 am start)
  • All Combined Eventers for 60m Hurdles (10:00 start) 8:30 to 9:30 check-in window
  • 1500m walkers (10:15) 8:45 to 9:45 check-in window
  • 1200m (10:35) 9:05 to 10:05 check-in window
  • 60m Hurdles (10:45) 9:15 to 10:15 check-in window

The track athletes must stay off the oval and infield and restrict their warmups to the straightaway track. The high jumpers will be escorted to the high jump area.

Other athletes, both in track events and field events will be required to wait outside the competition area until the weight has been completed (ca. 10:00 am). Please convey this information to any coaches or athletes affected. Your cooperation will be much appreciated.

About Athletics Ontario

Athletics Ontario (www.athleticsontario.ca) is Ontario’s not-for-profit sport’s governing body for athletics, which encompasses track and field, road running, cross country, and race walking. With a goal of making athletics one of the province’s top tier sports, this athlete-centred, volunteer-based, and club-and-community driven association’s mission is to develop, promote, and ensure the competent delivery of athletics programs and competitions.

snow day


Happy Groundhog Day! Spring is coming, just don’t look out the window yet!

Happy Snow Day for the kids.

Practi​se is cancelled for today.

Training at home!!!
Shovel!!! Put that core strength to the test. Upper body work out. Drills in the biggest snow drift you can find.

Help your neighbours! Stay safe! Stay warm!

Sharon Stewart
905 933-2762
Coach, Niagara Olympic Track and Field Club

Executive Director Job Anyone?


Athletics Ontario is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director

Athletics Ontario’s (AO) key goals are to promote and encourage participation from the grass roots level through to the very highest level of proficiency. In addition to providing a competition structure for athletes, AO provides a platform for training coaches and officials, supporting athletes, sponsoring and sanctioning events, and delivering services and programs to a broad cross section of participants. As the organization reaches into the wider community, it continues to demonstrate that Athletics is a sport for all those involved in all activities.

The Executive Director will report to an elected Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its strategic and financial objectives. As AO looks to the future, the role will represent Athletics to the membership and the public at large. For further details on the position, click here.

Applicants are requested to forward a covering letter and résumé in confidence to the AO HR Committee on or before Monday, February 23, 2015:

c/o Athletics Ontario
3 Concorde Gate, Suite 211
Toronto, ON M3C 3N7

Email your application
Applicants should reference ‘AO Executive Director Search’ in all correspondence and ensure that their documents address the qualifications set out in the posting.

Special Annual Invitation…Please mark your Calendars


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Happy New Year to the NOC “Family”


Happy New Year hd wallpaper 20152014 has been an exceptional year for NOC Athletes, all the Coaches (especially the the one in kneed of extra support in August/September), the Volunteers whose hard work and dedication has made all the difference, and our partners at Niagara Sport Commission, who have helped us move up to a new experience plateau.

Our Athletes have achieved many great results and personal milestones, and we congratulate them all.

Our Alumni have given (back) much of their precious time to make that unique difference to the experience of athletes across the Province.

A huge THANK YOU to all.

2015 is promising more great things as it starts to unfold. Let’s take a moment to reflect on what NOC has given back to each of us. A very happy new year to you all.

Athletics Ontario Announces New Organizational Structure


Athletics Ontario
NEWS RELEASE

Athletics Ontario Announces New Organizational Structure

TORONTO, ONTARIO, December 15, 2014 – Athletics Ontario(AO)announced today the implementation of a new organizational structure. Under its new governance model, the role of Executive Director was created with the following direct reports:

  • Manager – Competitions, Technical Specifications and Logistics
  • Manager – Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations
  • Manager – High Performance
  • Manager – Member Services, Programs and Development
  • Office Manager

"This marks another step in Athletics Ontario’s evolution" said AO Chair Lisa Ferdinand. "We believe this new structure will be more accountable, more transparent and better able to deliver strong and responsible programs to our entire membership."

Combined with the implementation of AO’s 2015 – 2018 Strategic Priorities, the new structure will further enable AO to offer significant improvements in service delivery and outcomes while increasing focus on growth areas.

"Several measures have been implemented while others will be phased in over a period of time to allow for smoother transition," said Ferdinand. "We think all our stakeholders will see significant benefit in the changes we have planned and look forward to providing more information in the coming months."

About Athletics Ontario

Athletics Ontario (www.athleticsontario.ca) is Ontario’s not-for-profit sport’s governing body for athletics, which encompasses track and field, road running, cross country, and race walking. With a goal of making athletics one of the province’s top tier sports, this athlete-centred, volunteer-based, and club-and-community driven association’s mission is to develop, promote, and ensure the competent delivery of athletics programs and competitions.

Athletics Ontario’s Managing Director Resigns, Interim Executive Director Named


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Athletics Ontario
NEWS RELEASE

Athletics Ontario’s Managing Director Resigns, Interim Executive Director Named

TORONTO, ONTARIO, December 15, 2014 — Athletics Ontario’s (AO) Board of Directors wishes to announce that John Craig has resigned as Managing Director, effective December 31, 2014, after thirty one years with the Provincial Sports Organization.

Mr. Craig, who started with the Association as a Road and Recreation Coordinator in 1983, when it was then called the Ontario Track and Field Association, has held various positions within the organization and has been responsible for a number of new initiatives. During his tenure he was, among other things, the Manager of Marketing and Administration, the Race Director for the Toronto Marathon and the Executive Meet Director for the Toronto International Track and Field Games.

"We are going to miss his dedication and perspective", said AO Chair Lisa Ferdinand. "He has provided our organization and our sport with energy and insight and has guided us with a steady hand".

"I am leaving at a time when the organization is ready for a change," said Craig. "With the Pan and Para Pan Am Games next summer and some rethinking of our governance model, I believe new stewardship will be important for the Association as it looks to optimize program delivery."

With the announcement of AO’s new organizational structure, the Board wishes to announce that Sue Wise, AO’s High Performance Manager, will serve as interim Executive Director while the Board conducts a search for the Executive Director.

Mr. Craig will join the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games organization in January 2015.

About Athletics Ontario

Athletics Ontario (www.athleticsontario.ca) is Ontario’s not-for-profit sport’s governing body for athletics, which encompasses track and field, road running, cross country, and race walking. With a goal of making athletics one of the province’s top tier sports, this athlete-centred, volunteer-based, and club-and-community driven association’s mission is to develop, promote, and ensure the competent delivery of athletics programs and competitions.