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.”


NOC conquered SOSSA.

Sharon Shares:

OFSAA: Here we come!!

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Done to the gate!!!!

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Don’t you love the smell of warm asphalt?

Work is progressing quickly at our Club.
“Unrecognisable” is putting it mildly!

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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​​.
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

XC MAP - FINAL Sept 2014-001

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