Sept. 27: AO Awards Banquet & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

You’re invited to the
AO Awards Banquet & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Please join us for an evening of "Celebrating Excellence in Athletics"
From 3pm to 8pm
Commonwealth Ballroom
175 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1J3
Athletics Ontario is extremely pleased to announce that this year’s Awards banquet will be highlighted by Guest Speaker, Commonwealth Games Gold medalist, hammer thrower,
Sultana Frizell.

The awards gala will include presentations to over 40 athlete award winners, in addition to the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame Inductees and Ontario Masters 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees. Kate Van Buskirk, the Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist in the 1500m, will be returning as emcee for the third straight year, The evening will include a reception with a cash bar and silent auction beginning at 3:00 pm. Get your tickets today before the event sells out. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Monday September 22.

There are approximately 150 finalists, all of whom have had an outstanding outdoor track & field season. Winners of each category will be announced at the banquet on September 27.

To find out more and to see the list of finalists,

please click on the following link:

The following athletes and builders will be inducted into the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame on September 27:

Angela Bailey
Marita Payne-Wiggins
Mark McKoy
Ann Peel

Silvia Ruegger
Jane Haist

Yvonne Saunders-Mondesire

Rolf Lund
Enrico Toscano

Bill Heikkila

Note: When purchasing tickets on-line, Click on "Purchase Products"
More Upcoming Events
September 28 – Ontario (AO) 20km Walk Championships – Welland
November 7-9 – High School Coaches Workshop – Toronto
November 16 – Ontario (AO) XC Championships – Niagara Falls
November 23 – AO Annual General Meeting – Toronto
November 29 – Run Jump Throw Course – Huntsville
December 6-7 – Club Coach Course (Sprints/Hurdles & Endurance) – Toronto

Lights, Camera, Action…

Lights Camera ActionTomorrow, Wednesday September 10th, a small, private film crew is renting the NOC Track facility from approximately 4:30 until dusk. 

We are asking our club athletes and shoetag members to please avoid using the track during those hours.

We rely on rental revenues to keep our fees as low as they can be, and appreciate your understanding.

Thank you.


Bill’s Bulletin:

Well, it was a fantastic weekend of racing by all NOC athletes at the BMY provincial championships at the University of Windsor over this past weekend. While Cam Levins may have won bronze at the Commonwealth Games, Kayla McGowan did him one better and won Silver at the BMY championships. Congratulations to all athletes after this great weekend and to Kayla on her Silver (sorry Cam better luck next time).

‘Tis the time to Rest

Great turn out at our last practise last night!! And it was such a great night to run!

Reminder that there is no practise on Thursday.

We have talked with most athletes, so they know when they are resting and when they are starting back with training, either in preparation for cross country for the distance group or the fall conditioning phase for the speed group.

And so the outdoor track season comes to an end … Good luck to the athletes at the ​BMY Championships this weekend! Go team NOC!!

Good luck to Laura Korsmit and Kristen Kuhn, as they set out on a new journey in education and running!!!

​C​heers! from the coaching team,

Sharon, Bill, JP, Emily and Steve

Participants and Volunteers needed for a Guinness World Record and a chance to win a trip for 2 to Olympia, Greece!

​The Krinos Taste of the Danforth, Canada’s largest street festival, taking place on the Danforth in Toronto August 8-10, has partnered with Athletics Ontario to help break two Guinness World Records! Be part of one, or both. We’ll be setting out to break the record for most people performing the long jump AND the largest tug of war tournament in history. Jump or pull your way to a winning trip to Olympia, Greece!Help support Athletics Ontario, the Canadian Olympic Foundation and young Olympic hopefuls in promoting athletics and supporting development of Ontario-based athletes. There will be commemorative Guinness wristbands for sale with proceeds going to these two organizations.

The Taste of the Danforth Festival is in it’s 21st year and welcomes 1.5 million attendees annually, is set to be bigger and better than ever before with dozens of free activities for visitors of all ages – and of course Food, Food and more Food! Visit for more details.

Guinness World Records Largest Tug of War Tournament – "We’ve Got A Lot of Pull"
We’re attempting to break the World Record for the largest tug of war tournament with a minimum of 2,000 participants! Do you have pull? You can bring a team of 8, or we’ll assign you to a team. For rules & regulations, click here.

Furthest Standing Long Jump – "Getting a Jump on Olympia"
We are attempting to break the World record for the most people performing the Standing Long Jump with a minimum of 1,000 participants! To learn how to compete in a long jump, click here. For rules & regulations, click here.


Volunteers would be invited to a VIP Launch Party on the night prior to the festival – on Thursday, August 7th from 5pm to 9pm. There will be plenty of great food and fun. Volunteers would also have access to the Krinos VIP Hospitality Tent, where complimentary beverages and snacks will be served, which they could visit during the course of the Festival weekend, and bring a friend.

To volunteer for these events, please send an email ​ ​
by July 28 to

Athletics Ontario

Heather’s World(s)

Bill’s Bulletin:

NOC alumnus Heather Petrick will be representing Canada at the World Junior Track and Field championships tonight in Eugene Oregon where she will be racing the 5,000 m against the best junior athletes in the World! She currently holds the Ontario U17 and U18 5,000 m records and will be trying the break the Canadian Junior 5,000 m record.

Go Heather, Go! NOC ROCKS!