With Spring rapidly approaching and with it the return to outdoor practice, NOC would like to remind all High School teams that a training permit is required to use the NOC Track and Field Facility. Please submit your application (can be found HERE) in a timely manner to Sharon Stewart at Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Volunteers!
NOC needs you to help shake off the winter rust and get ready for an AWESOME outdoor season! Hope to see you out there!
Mark your calendars! The NOC track and field facility is gearing up for a busy spring!
Download your copy of the calendar HERE!
The 2016 Track Rental calendar is posted and you can download the initial pdf below (don’t forget this can change often, so please refer to the Facilities Bookings Calendar).
Please email Sharon Stewart to select a date.
The track permit forms will be sent out to you in August.
Coach, Niagara Olympic Track and Field Club
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!
Yes, last Saturday (April 26th) our club was awarded a capital improvements grant of $110,000 for:
1. New bleachers (clubhouse will be moved further south).
2. A new paved 15′ wide road/path from the main (south) gate along the 100m straight between the new bleachers and the track fence. This achieves full accessibility for athletes and spectators. This will also make damp weather spectating a much less muddy experience, and will allow club maintenance and meet equipment to be transported more reliably.
3. And lastly – New hurdle carts for easier setup and take down during training and meets.
I think we can say a huge Thank You to The Ontario Trillium Foundation! This gives our athletes, in fact all junior athletes in the Niagara Region, a new level of facility for training and competition. Thank You to Minister Jim Bradley, MPP for St. Catharines, Mayor Brian McMullan, and Mr. Harvey Hagerty of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, for presenting the award, accompanied by such kind and positive words of real encouragement for our athletes.
Another huge Thank You has to go out to the Team at the Niagara Sport Commission, who helped us compose, verify and support our bid, through each of the not-so-easy steps. Bram, Chris and Matt, we could not have achieved this without you. We look forward to collaborating in so many more ways to enhance our sport over the coming months and years.
All of the volunteers working on the club’s behalf should be rightly proud of this achievement. Impossible without your incredible efforts!
Here are a few pics from Saturday’s ceremonies. We look forward to your support as we enter the project execution phases, to ensure that the money is wisely and frugally spent.