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 http://tasteofthedanforth.com/ 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

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!

Ottawa Lions ready to host this weekend’s Ontario Junior & Senior Track & Field Championships


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Athletics Ontario
Ottawa Lions ready to host this weekend’s Ontario Junior & Senior Track & Field ChampionshipsOttawa, ON – Athletics Ontario’s Outdoor Junior & Senior Track and Field Championships are set to take place this weekend (Saturday July 19, and Sunday July 20) in Ottawa, ON. This meet has attracted experienced international competitors including TJ Lawrence, from G-Force Track Club, who competed at the Indoor World Championships this year. Additionally, 2014 Canadian Championship bronze medallist, Ashley Maddex, from the Ottawa Lions TFC will be looking for gold in an extremely competitive women’s 100m hurdles field, which includes 2012 Olympian, Nikkita Holder of Project Athletics Track & Field Program.

The meet will feature approximately 700 athletes and is hosted by the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club and will take place at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility. Events will begin Saturday morning at 10:30 am with the Senior Women’s Javelin, Senior Men’s Long Jump and the Junior & Senior Men’s Shot Put. The first event on the track will be the 100m Heats, starting at 11:00 am. With admission only $5 per person, and children 12 and under are FREE, make sure to bring the family and catch some of Canada’s present and future track and field stars in action.

In the Overall Provincial Outdoor Club Standings, the Ottawa Lions TFC will be looking for the 10th consecutive Team title, after having won each year since 2005. In the Senior category, the Lions, have won the past 3 years. In the Junior category, the University of Toronto Track Club are the reigning club champions, after accumulating enough points to dethrone the Lions, whom had won the previous 8 years. Windsor Legion, London-Western TFC, Speed River and York University TFC, will be sending strong contingents as well.

The Ottawa Lions TFC will be gearing up for this Provincial Championship event, following their hosting of the 2014 Combined Events Festival, which includes the Panamerican Combined Events Cup and Canadian Junior/Senior Combined Events Championships, which takes place at the nation’s capital at Terry Fox Athletics Facility at Mooney’s Bay, and started Wednesday and runs through Friday. It was also announced by Athletics Canada, that Ottawa will be the host for the 2017 & 2018 Canadian Junior & Senior Championships.

More information including the final schedule, the performance list and the technical information can be found at the following link:

Events to Watch

Event: Senior Women’s 100m Hurdles

Event Highlights: Two Ottawa Lions TFC athletes, Ashley Maddex (2012 NACAC U-23 bronze medallist, ranked 7th in Canada and was the bronze medallist at the 2014 Canadian Championships) and Karelle Edwards (ranked 10th in Canada) are amongst the favourites in this highly competitive event. Hayley Warren of University of Toronto Track and Field Club, ranked 5th overall in Canada and 2012 Olympian, Nikkita Holder of Project Athletics, ranked 11th overall in Canada will no doubt add a blast of energy to the Terry Fox Athletic Facility.

Schedule Event Time: Day 1 Semi-finals at 12:10pm, Finals at 3:05pm

Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games – The Drive for 20,000+ Volunteers


Thinking about how to fill the long summer days in 2015? Not yet? You should be!

The summer of 2015 will see the largest international multi-sport Games ever hosted by our great nation right here in Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, rather than watch it on television or from the stands, YOU could be a part of the action!

Why should you volunteer for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games?

We can give you more than 20,000 reasons why…but how about getting up close to athletes, officials and international sport associations! There’s also exclusive promotions, events, and discounts on tickets and merchandise.

Don’t delay – volunteer interviews have begun! Applicants will begin receiving online video interviews this summer, and offer letters will start being sent this fall.

Apply now and be one of the first to tell the world what you will be doing in the summer of 2015!

To help us recognize members of the sports community in the application system, please:

• Complete the sport experience section of the application

• Use the volunteer code VOLSPT (This reference code will only be active until July 31st, 2014)

Apply now at www.toronto2015.org/volunteer

DanThorpe

Coordinator, Venues and Volunteer Services

Coordonnateur, Services aux sites et aux bénévoles

Coordinador, Servicios de Sedes y Voluntariado

T. 416 957 2469 | F. 416-957-3999 | E.

www.toronto2015.org

Volunteer Recruitment – Website Newsletter Email Content.docx

TO2015 Volunteer FAQs.pdf