Huge Thanks to all of you who helped with Spring clean-up at the club on April 12th

Work work work at Niagara Olympic ClubIt was a beautiful day, ideal for spring cleaning. With the sun shining so brightly, the results were immediately visible, which seemed to feed everyone’s enthusiasm for working harder to get it all done. The results are superb.

It all bodes well for the season.



Can you take an hour to celebrate with us on Saturday April 26th?

The Ontario Government's Trillium Foundation

This coming Saturday, at 11am, we’ll be doing some concentrated celebrating at the Club for an hour or so.

Join us in celebrationThe Honourable Jim Bradley, MPP, with Mayor McMullan of St. Catharines, and a member of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (the Government of Ontario’s OTF) evaluation committee, Mr. Harvie Hagerty, will be joining us for a formal announcement that will help us to radically revamp our great facility later this year.

Please come and join us (we’re even providing coffee and some sweet treats!); invite your family and friends. It’s your opportunity to say thank you to the OTF, and the City for their financial and in-kind support for our athletes, and indeed young athletes from right across the Region, who use our unique facility every year at about this time and through to the summer.

We hope that you can come out and join us in celebration.

2013 Hershey Qualifying Meet (at NOC June 1st). Results.

2013 Hershey Provincials June 22nd-001A big THANK YOU to all the athlete participants, parents, coaches, volunteers, and officials for a fun sun-filled day of competition.

We are pleased to post the results both here and accessible from our Forms Download section in the left hand column of the website.

We wish all the athletes who are going to the Provincial Meet on June 22nd the best of luck and preparation.

Please be aware that for the Provincial meet you must register ahead of the competition, by email, or mail.

The Entry form is also available in the NOC Forms list in the left hand column of this website.

If anyone has pictures that you’d like to post here, please email them to us asap.

Thank you again for an excellent day.

A Quick Reminder…

From Sharon:

Monday is the start of fall clean up to put the rail away.  Athletes who are racing on Tuesday, can come to practice to do their warm up, while their parents help with the rail. 🙂

thanks a bunch!
Animation image of two carved pumpkins

Fall Clean Up Time (An opportunity for new Members’ parents to meet the “old” ones!)

But it has to be done…

From Sharon:

We would like to start the fall clean up at the track.
First on the agenda is Monday, October 1st.
We need parents to help put the rail away. JP will be there early to get things started, but then his love of coaching will pull him to the trails.  The putting away job is much easier than the spring job of setting up.  Many hands make light work!!!  and this will get it done quickly. 
Please let JP know (mailto:fast4949@hotmail.com) you will be available to help so we know that we will have a big crew.

Thank you!

“Believe it, Achieve it”

The A-Z of BMY…

  • For the Athletes who worked so hard to get there and perform at their best.
  • For Athletics Ontario, the organization that exists to service all affiliated Track and Field clubs in Ontario.


  • For the Beauty of the NOC facility!
  • And the Batons, most of which were passed, and a few…dropped.


  • For the Coaches who dedicate their waking hours to creating better lives for the athletes.
  • For each Community that benefits from the presence of each Track Club in Ontario.
  • For the City of St. Catharines for welcoming and accommodating quite the gathering.
  • For Courtney who gave us such a lovely rendition of Oh Canada, in both official languages.


  • For the Determination shown by all Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers and Parents in the face of extreme heat followed by extreme storms.
  • For the Dedication of Sharon and JP in making these Championships a great success.
  • For the Dog whose owner managed to smuggle it past the signs at the gates and the notices on all the websites!


  • For the Enthusiasm of all the participants. Thank you.
  • For Emma whose clear, positive voice kept us all fully informed all the time. Thank you.


  • For the Facility that was readied for the event by the tireless work of JP Korsmit, Coach and does-it-all guy.
  • For the Friends and Families who cheered and teared throughout the weekend.


  • For the Guts that it takes for the Athletes to step up and compete against the best in the province.


  • For the Heat that challenged all of us on day one.
  • For the Hurdles, both physical and metaphorical that were faced, overcome and occasionally toppled!


  • For the Integrity shown by almost everyone involved.


  • For the Joy on the faces of the winning athletes.
  • For the Journalists who covered the event with enthusiasm.


  • For the Knowledge and wisdom of the A.O. Officials that enabled all the events to run so smoothly.


  • For the London Legion club that co-hosted the Championships with NOC.
  • For the Long-jump pits that were so thirsty in the heat, that they needed a City water truck to feed them.


  • For Mohammed Ahmed, Canadian Olympic Team member who raced the 10K valiantly in his first Games.
  • For His Worship the Mayor of St. Catharines, who so eloquently opened the Championships for us.
  • For the Moisture on Sunday that cooled us all down.
  • For the Medley Relays that book-ended Sunday’s schedule.
  • For the Medals so preciously won.


  • For the Neighbourhood that accepted and assimilated everyone with grace and patience.
  • For the Nerves of the Athletes before each event.


  • For the Olympics that tried valiantly to compete with us during the weekend, but to little avail!
  • For the Organisation that took so much unpaid time and effort. Thank you.
  • For the Officials. A difficult job, quietly and professionally done.


  • For the Pizza and Popsicles always at hand for those in need of refreshment and calories.
  • For the Pole-Vault, high on everyone’s list!


  • For the Quality through and through.


  • For the Rain that was much needed but showed poor timing!
  • For the Recreation and Parks Department of St. Catharines who saved our bacon by getting water to the jump pits on both days. Thank you!
  • For the excitement of the Relays. Thank you A.O. for passing NOC the baton this year. We look forward to hosting again soon.


  • For Suzanne Leroux of A.O. who worked so tirelessly to make the Championships such a success. Thank you.
  • For the Shade that was being sold at a premium on Saturday!


  • For the colourful and impressive Tents, especially from Ottawa Lions.
  • For the Teams who relentlessly supported each other with such vigour and integrity.


  • For the Understanding shown by everyone on Sunday during the 2 hour storm delay.


  • For the Volunteers who worked so hard, before, during and after the Championships to help make them such a success. Thank you.


  • For the Wicking (Moisture Management) meeT-shirts, that were a big hit. Thank you Dave.


  • For the Xcellence shown by all the Athletes and Coaches.
  • For the eXtra distance that everyone went to, to make it a pleasure for participants.


  • For our Youth many of whom will go on to make Canada proud in Track and Field worldwide.


  • For the Zeal that was exhibited at every turn by A.O., NOC and London Legion. Thank you.

More BMY Volunteers Please, Please, Please…

In less than 2 weeks, the spotlight will be upon us, during the BMY A.O. Meet, August 4/5th. This is our biggest showcase event of the Year, and to-date we are short of Volunteers to help with a variety of important functions during that weekend.

If you have friends, relatives and colleagues who might be able to contribute a few hours of their time, please actively encourage them to join us. Please email us with names, and contact information (preferably telephone numbers and email addresses).

With the Olympics actively underway in London at that time, and NOC having one of our athletes on the Canadian Olympic Team, it’s the perfect time to ask people for their help.

Thank you.

Welcome to the Dig It All age…

Do you have an hour to spare tomorrow (Saturday) morning by any chance?

We’re looking for a few keen Volunteers to help do some edging by the Field event areas, while the Training session is underway.

JP will be directing this eager team of parents, guardians, and athlete siblings for an hour’s effort to get the Field event areas in prime condition for the BMY Meet.

If you can help, please bring a straight edged shovel/spade, and if possible a wheelbarrow (we’ll be moving the resulting dirt and sod to fill some of the low areas around the facility).

Thank you for your support.

BMY Championships Weekend Things To Do…

Thank you to Alex for providing several excellent “To Do” suggestions that we have incorporated into the sub-Tab called  Things To Do.

You’ll see that your suggestions are vital, so we are asking you for more original ideas that are not necessarily to be found on the Niagara Falls website.

Again, let’s try to promote the City of St. Catharines as much as we can.

Please add your ideas under Comments and we’ll do the rest.

Thank you!

Meating Reminder

Apologies to any Vegans reading this!


From Sharon:

Reminder!!   Saturday is picture day at 9:30, followed by a parent meeting for the BIG meet.