NOC Facilities Upgrading Now Underway


With today’s incredibly warm weather, work has commenced on the NOC facility upgrades, ​made possible by the Ontario Trillium Foundation grants.

Here are some preliminary progress pics. If you do visit the site during this process, you will need to be sporting a​n industrial (safety certified)​ hard hat, and to get permission from the Contractors onsite, before entering the facility boundary.

During non-working hours, the facility is strictly closed to everyone except NOC Board members and approved service providers​​.
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Thank you for your attention to these parameters.

We’ll work to keep you posted as the project progresses.

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Can you dig this Daddy’O? (and Mommy’O?)


DitchDiggersWe’re just about ready to roll in the heavy equipment to complete our Club’s major (Ontario Trillium Foundation-funded) transformation.

JP has (as usual) been working all hours to get the facility ready, recently having dug about 400 metres of trench (thank you very much Mr. Terry Free for supplying your trenching equipment and your time!) for burying electrical cables, communications cabling, conduit and water lines (not together we should note!).

He could really use our help on Monday morning, during and after 10am practise, to backfill and tamp down these trenches. We’ll need to bring shovels, rakes and any tamping tools we have. Shouldn’t take long if we get enough people to pitch in.

See you on site on Monday. Thanks!

AO 2014 Cross Country Championships Course Map


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Awesome Weekend of Competition for NOC Alumni


Bill’s Bulletin:

It was an awesome weekend for Niagara Olympic Club athletes as Laura Korsmit and Heather Petrick led their teams to victory in the NCAA. You go girls! ‪#‎NOCrocks‬

Niagara Sport Commission September Newsletter


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SEPTEMBER 2014
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IN THIS ISSUE
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

NIAGARA 7’S RUGBY FESTIVAL

SPORT NIAGARA COACHES & OFFICIALS SUMMIT

NIAGARA FALLS BARRELMAN

NIAGARA SUMMER GAMES

2015 TORONTO PAN / PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES

SUPPORTERS SHOWCASE:
COURTYARD MARRIOTT NIAGARA FALLS

UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
NIAGARA 7’S RUGBY FESTIVAL

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NOVEMBER 14-15, 2014
KALAR FIELD
NIAGARA FALLS, ON

ATHLETICS ONTARIO CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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NOVEMBER 16, 2014
NIAGARA FALLS, ON

NIAGARA WINTER GAMES

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JAN. 23- JAN. 25, 2015
JAN. 30 – FEB. 1, 2015
NIAGARA REGION

SPORT NIAGARA INDUSTRY CONGRESS
Niagara Sport Industry Congress

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CrossCountryATHLETICS ONTARIO SET TO BRING CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS TO NIAGARA
PARTICIPANTS FROM ACROSS DIVISIONS CAN REGISTER NOW FOR FIREMAN’S PARK EVENT
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Rugby7ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT TO REGISTER FOR THIRD ANNUAL NIAGARA 7’S RUGBY FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 31 REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING. SIGN YOUR TEAM UP NOW!
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CoachNIAGARA COACHING SUMMIT BRINGS DIVERSE KNOWLEDGE TO LOCAL SPORT LEADERS
NIAGARA COACHING POOL ENHANCED THROUGH CERTIFICATION OF APPROX. 50 DELEGATES
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BarrelmanSEVERAL IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCES HIGHLIGHT NIAGARA FALLS BARRELMAN
650 PARTICIPANTS TAKE TO NIAGARA TO CONQUER INAUGURAL TRIATHLON
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DiscGolfIMPRESSIVE HIGHLIGHTS ACCOMPANY 2014 PROVINCIAL DISC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
92 ATHLETES COMPETE IN ONE OF INAUGURAL NIAGARA SUMMER GAMES’ FEATURE EVENTS
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PanAmFIRST CHANCE AT PAN AM GAMES TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR LIMITED TIME
SECURE TICKETS NOW FOR NIAGARA-BASED ROWING AND CANOE/KAYAK EVENTS
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At the Courtyard, our spacious guest rooms are designed for both comfort and functionality. With a contemporary new design, LCD flat screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi, and plenty of space to spread out, it’s easy to get things accomplished on your own terms. If that’s not enough, the Courtyard also offers indoor and outdoor pools, on-site parking, shuttle service, and eco-friendly accommodations.

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November 16: AO Cross Country Championships


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Training This week


​Bill’s Bulletin…

Hi All,
We are going to change things up a bit this week. Monday will be as usual at the clubhouse at 6 pm, but Thursdays’ practice is cancelled – your coach will give you instructions on what to do in lieu of Thursdays’ practice. Saturdays’ practice will be at Firemans’ Park in Niagara Falls – Upper Parking Lot. Please meet at 10 am on Saturday.
Here is a map to get there:

Bill

Club Closed 3 Weeks For Major Upgrades


Work being doneOur Club will be closed to all Users for the next 3 weeks, as we deliver major upgrades to the facility.

Once reopened, we welcome existing members, shoetag Users and prospective new members, to come along and enjoy the enhanced experience.

Upgrades include new spectator seating, better positioned at the Finish line (bleachers for 300), true “Accessibility” entrance, seating and pathways, plus a better positioned clubhouse.

Combined with new washrooms in Westpark, the NOC User experience will be significantly improved.

Thank you for your patience as we get this done quickly, cleanly and with respect for the environment.

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"
When
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
From 3pm to 8pm
Where
TORONTO DON VALLEY HOTEL & SUITES
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:

http://athleticsontario.ca/celebrating-excellence-in-athletics/

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

Athletes:
Angela Bailey
Marita Payne-Wiggins
Mark McKoy
Ann Peel

Silvia Ruegger
Jane Haist

Yvonne Saunders-Mondesire

Builders:
Rolf Lund
Enrico Toscano

Bill Heikkila

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE EVENT
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.