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Scholarship Fund Accepting Donations In Gurney's Name

Friday, November, 10, 2017

 

 

“IN MEMORIAM SCHOLARSHIP DONATION”

Helen Gurney passed away on October 28, 2017 at the age of 99, and donations may be given in her name to the charity of your choice. Helen was a strong supporter of the OFSAA Alumni Scholarship fund and it is hoped you will consider donating to this fund in her name. If interested, please complete the attached 1-page form located here and return it to the OFSAA office.

If you crossed paths with Helen when she was with the Ministry, at OALC, or through the many other organizations she supported, you are aware of her many contributions to school sport and the advancement of women.

All monies go directly to the scholarships which are provided each year for graduating students pursuing secondary education at a Canadian institution. You will receive a charitable receipt and the family will be notified of your donation.

For more on the life and tremendous contributions of Helen Gurley please read more at http://ofsaa.on.ca/webform/helen-gurney-memoriam

 

 

 

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CIAAA Encourages AD's To Complete Survey

Friday, November, 10, 2017

The Canadian Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (CIAAA) is looking for very useful and important feedback from Athletic Directors across Canada.

In an effort to help shape future plans, Athletic Directors would have previously received an electronic survey via email during the week of November 6. Athletic Directors are encouraged to complete and return the survey by the November 20, 2017 deadline.

If you are an Athletic Director and did not receive the survey, please contact OFSAA's Manager of Programs, Denise Perrier at denise@ofsaa.on.ca to receive a copy of the survey.

For more information about the CIAAA, please visit their website at https://www.ciaaa.ca/

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Perrier Appointed As New Manager of Programs

Wednesday, November, 1, 2017

 

OFSAA Executive Director Doug Gellatly announced on November 1 that Denise Perrier has joined the organization in the role of manager of programs.

Denise played a major role in recent years with the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games and the 2017 North American Indigenous Games. Serving as manager, sport & operations with the Indigenous Games, and manager, sport with the Pan/Parapan American Games, she was responsible for the planning and successful execution of strategies and plans for a portfolio of sport competitions. 
She also previously held management roles in the athletic department at the University of Toronto and at the offices of the Ontario Basketball Association.
In the staff structure, Denise will be responsible for programs such as Coaching in Ontario Schools, CIAAA course delivery, the OFSAA conference, as well as all volleyball and rugby-related matters.
Denise is a welcome addition and will begin her tenure with OFSAA on November 6.

2017 OFSAA Golf Results

Tuesday, October, 31, 2017

OFSAA would like to recognize the hard work and dedication put forth by Girls' Golf Convenor Laurie Vezina and Boys' Golf Convenor Matt Loebach. Their efforts, along with those of the volunteers on the organizing committee, are greatly appreciated.

A special thank you to the Kingsville Golf & Country Club and the North Bay Golf and Country Club for hosting the 2017 OFSAA Golf events!

Please check out the complete OFSAA Golf results here:

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/girls-golf-festival

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/boys-golf-championship

OFSAA Announces 2017 Football Bowl Festival Schedule

Monday, October, 23, 2017

Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario was the site of OFSAA's News Conference to announce this fall's exciting lineup of bowl games.

The News Conference took place on October 24th and was broadcast live at www.facebook.com/OFSAA/. The video link is available in the video section of OFSAA's Facebook page.

Bowl teams will be announced once qualifying games have been completed. 

Follow us also at @OFSAAFootball on Twitter and Instagram. The official website for the 2017 Football Bowl Festival is http://ofsaa.on.ca/boys-football-festival.

 

 

OFSAA's Fall Championships Are Here

Thursday, October, 5, 2017

The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) is kicking off its fall season with the Boys’ Golf Championship and Girls’ Golf Festival on October 11-12. The Kingsville Golf & Country Club in Kingsville, Ontario will host the competition for the boys and the North Bay Golf and Country Club will be the site for the Girls’ Festival.

Cross Country and Field Hockey Championships will take place in early November, with Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Volleyball, and Boys’ Football to follow. If members of the media are interested in attending any of the following championships, please contact the appropriate person listed below. Detailed information will be available on the championship website, also listed below. Thank you in advance for your support of high school sport.

 

Championship

Date/Location

Contact

Website

Boys’ Golf

Wed-Thurs, Oct. 11-12,

Windsor

Matt Loebach

matthewloebach@publicboard.ca

www.ofsaa.on.ca/boys-golf-championship

Girls’ Golf Festival

Wed-Thurs, Oct. 11-12,

Windsor

Laurie Vezina

vezinal@npsc.ca

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/girls-golf-festival

Cross Country

Sat, Nov. 4,

Petawawa

Rick Schroeder

schroaderr@rcdsb.on.ca

www.ofsaa.on.ca/cross-country-running

Girls’ Field Hockey

Thurs-Sat, Nov. 2-4, Burlington

Kelly Grzesik

grzesikk@hdsb.ca

www.ofsaa.on.ca/field-hockey

Boys’ A Volleyball

Thurs-Sat, Nov. 23-25, Woodbridge

Matt Heinbuch

heinbuch@tdchristian.ca

www.ofsaa.on.ca/boys-volleyball

Boys’ AA Volleyball

Thurs-Sat, Nov. 23-25, Brockville

Dennis Hutt

dennis.hutt@cdsbeo.on.ca

www.ofsaa.on.ca/boys-aa-volleyball

 

Boys’ AAA Volleyball

 

Thurs-Sat, Nov. 23-25, Kitchener

Bryan Stover

bryan_stover@wrdsb.on.ca

Lynn Vicic

Lynn_Vicic@wrdsb.on.ca

www.ofsaa.on.ca/boys-aaa-volleyball

Girls’ A Basketball

Thurs-Sat, Nov. 23-25, Timmins

Doug Basso

dbasso@ncdsb.on.ca

www.ofsaa.on.ca/girls-basketball

Girls’ AA Basketball

Thurs-Sat, Nov. 23-25, Huntsville

Susan Fawcett

susan.fawcett@nearnorthschools.ca

 

www.ofsaa.on.ca/girls-aa-basketball

Girls’ AAA Basketball

Thurs-Sat, Nov. 23-25, Guelph

Kristoffer Treiguts

kristoffer.treiguts@ugdsb.on.ca

www.ofsaa.on.ca/girls-aaa-basketball

Football Bowls

Mon-Wed, Nov. 27-29, Hamilton

Jim Barbeau

jim@ofsaa.on.ca

www.ofsaa.on.ca/boys-football-festival

 

Please note that some of the websites for the later Fall championships may not be completely up-to-date as of October 5.

Baulcomb and Gauthier Honoured

Wednesday, September, 27, 2017

COACHES ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO AND OFSAA RECOGNIZES BAULCOMB AND GAUTHIER WITH SCHOOL SPORT COACHING AWARDS

Two special individuals were recognized for their outstanding lifetime coaching contributions at the 2017 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards held in Toronto.

Selected by OFSAA, Denis Gauthier is the 2017 male recipient of the Coaches Association of Ontario Award for Coaching Excellence in the School Sport Coach category. 

A teacher at Sudbury’s Lasalle Secondary School, Gauthier has coached girls’ and boys’ basketball for 30 years. He has also been involved in school soccer, golf, softball and wrestling and he has served on the Lasalle Athletic Council for 15 years.

School Sport Coach Award Winner Denis Gauthier short video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq_8R20tMoI&authuser=0

 

The female winner of the 2017 Coaching Excellence Award in the School Sport Coach category for the Coaches Association of Ontario, and selected by OFSAA, is Laurie Baulcomb. The long-time soccer coach of 34 years retired this past summer from Preston High School in Cambridge. Her coaching resume includes: boys’ and girls’ volleyball, girls’ basketball and also soccer.

School Sport Coach Award Winner Laurie Baulcomb short video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wltjPcA7dV0&authuser=0

 

The Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) Coaching Excellence Awards aim to recognize the outstanding achievements and significant contributions coaches have made to both their sport and athletes in Ontario. The selection of recipients (one male, one female) is based on their unique contribution to sport through continuous development. The awards do not reflect the accomplishments of a coach in any one year; rather the award is designed to recognize the contributions a coach has made over a lengthy period of time.

OFSAA is responsible for the selection of a male and female coach in the School Sport category. The award is open to active teachers coaches with a minimum of five years coaching experience. Nominated coaches must have coached two or more sports in a school year over the period of five years.  The nominated coach must have influenced the development of new coaches and have shown evidence of program building as well as encouraging athletes to give back to sports. In addition, their coaching style has proven to be ethical while demonstrating sportsmanship and positive game behaviour.

The award ceremony marked the start of National Coaches Week (September 23-30), a week-long celebration of the tremendous positive impact coaches have on our athletes and communities.

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Check Out The Latest Bulletin (Sept. 2017 Issue)

Wednesday, September, 27, 2017

The 2017 fall edition of The Bulletin is now available!

Be sure to find your printed magazine at your school or simply go online here to catch up on the 2017-18 Championship Calendar, OFSAA programs, Championship reviews from this past spring, important dates ahead in the school year, and student recognition, among other newsworthy items.

New editions of The Bulletin are published in September, January and June. 

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