today


​Sharon Shares:

Today! We did GREAT! We brought the province to Niagara.

The NOC distance athletes ran with great courage and determination. The coaches are very proud of their performances on the provincial stage!

The NOC speed athletes supported this event by standing in the cold to marshal all the morning races.

The NOC parents worked so hard to put this event together. From race course set up to race course tear down, we ROCKED it!

This was a very successful fundraiser for NOC! And, we received many compliments on our awesome course.

Thanks to our partnership with the Niagara Sport Commission for their support and volunteers in this venture!

And huge thanks to the Stamford Center Volunteer Firemen’s Association for their awesome park!

PLEASE! ​Accept
our gratitude!

Sharon

AO Programs & Services Committee Member Survey


Athletics Ontario
Dear ​A.O. Members
,

As part of the 2014 Board Governance Review, the Program & Services Committee has been working with the staff and others to quantify the quality, reach, cost and effectiveness of Athletics Ontario’s Programs and Services.

We are now reaching out to the Athletics Ontario (AO) membership to gather your thoughts, knowledge and perceptions towards the value of the same programs and services.

Please take twenty minutes to think and add your scores to our survey at the following link:

Your input will be invaluable in validating the effectiveness and ultimately the importance of each of AO’s current Programs & Services.

With thanks,

John Stevenson
Chair, AO Programs & Services Committee

Athletics Ontario

Transcend – How High School Runners react to seeing the movie


See the reaction of some of America’s top High School runner’s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzL9oBPUL74

Official Website

See everyone in Niagara!

-Team Transcend

Very special (free) movie screening at AO XC Champs, Saturday Nov 15th


We’re very happy to announce that the filmmakers of the feature documentary Transcend, starring Boston Marathon Champion, Wesley Korir, will be holding a FREE screening for all AO participants Saturday night.

The film is 73 minutes long and it’ll start at 7PM SHARP so athletes will be back early! So book an early dinner reservation and bring them all over for what is guaranteed to be an inspiring evening.

Details: Saturday November 15th; 7PM Start Time; Ramada Plaza on Lundy’s Lane

Cost: AO Runners: FREE – Show BIB # at the door; Coaches/Parents: $10 recommended donation

As Malcolm Gladwell (Best-Selling Author) says, “Transcend is a film about a runner that ends up being about so much more: faith, service and courage. I was riveted.”

You’ll have the opportunity to purchase the BluRay/DVD ($20) and Kenyan bracelets ($15) both at the cross-country course and after the screening. Come to the screening and get the filmmakers to sign your copy!

Official Website

For questions email hello@thefilmtranscend.com

See everyone in Niagara! -Team Transcend

OFSAA Class of the Battle at Waterloo


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Kayla McGowan strikes again

Sharon Shares again from OFSAA: Courtesy of the St. Catharines Standard – Bernie Puchalski

More: 

Amazing races at OFSAA by the NOC ladies


Sharon Shares:

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Time for an App don’t you agree?


​The Niagara Sport Commission (NSC) has by no means been asleep at the switch when it comes to working with us to make this year’s AO Cross Country Championships a thing of beauty, always remembered.
And to improve the experience of everyone involved, they have developed a FREE, downloadable App (iOS and Android).
Here are a few basic screen shots. We encourage you to take a closer look on your mobile. Go on, just do it…

More content will continue to be added as we get closer to “the weekend”.
Let us know if you have additional requirements / suggestions / comments.
It’s a “first” for NSC and for NOC.

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AO Cross Country Site Map & Nearest Hospital


Useful information for the Teams and Spectators travelling to Niagara Falls from across Ontario for this year’s Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships at beautiful Firemen’s Park.
We hope that you won’t need the hospital directions, but we’re trying to cover everything.

Map to Hospital.pdf

Kayla McGowan is determined to succeed


Courtesy of Bernie Puchalski at the St. Catharines Standard:

When Kayla McGowan first joined the Niagara Olympic Club more than a year ago, she was always getting beaten by the more experienced distance runners at the club.
“They had all been doing it for a long time and I was very intimidated by them,” said the Grade 10 student at Eden in St. Catharines. “I always let them win and I would trail behind.”
All that began to change last spring when she was seventh in both the 1,500 and 3,000 metres in the midget girls division at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships. A second in the 3,000 metres and fourth in the 1,500 metres at this past summer’s Athletics Ontario championships has brought out the competitiveness in the 15-year-old.
“At practices I don’t let people pass me,” she said. “I have to win now. The feeling of winning is so good that I don’t want to give it up.”

More

NOC conquered SOSSA.


Sharon Shares:

OFSAA: Here we come!!

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