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2015 ParticipACTION Report Card

Tuesday, June, 16, 2015

Details on the current state of physical activity for children and youth in Canada were released in the 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card .

The Grade? A "D-" on overall physical activity levels.

For the first time, the 2015 Report Card includes a position statement on active outdoor play, including the risks, and says the biggest risk is staying indoors.

A tip sheet and fact sheet are available here on the ParticipACTION website.

To download the infographic seen below please click here.

Active Healthy Kids Canada developed the first Report Card in 2005 with the goal to power the movement to get kids moving. Over the last 10 years, more than 80,000 individuals and organizations have used the Report Card to advocate for and devise solutions to enhance physical activity opportunities for children and youth. In 2014, Active Healthy Kids Canada began winding down its operations and the leadership of the Report Card was assumed by ParticipACTION.

OFSAA Baseball Results 2015

Tuesday, June, 9, 2015

OFSAA Baseball 2015

FINALS - London, ON. Wednesday, June 10th

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Gold - Notre Dame, GHAC (W 4-2)

Silver - St. Anne's, SWOSSAA

Bronze - Bishop Allen, TDCAA (W 6-3)

Antique Bronze - St. Michael's, CISAA

 

East Teams Advancing to OFSAA Semis

Bishop Allen (TDCAA)

St. Mike's (CISAA)

 

West Teams Advencing to OFSAA Semis

Notre Dame (GHAC)

St. Anne's (SWOSSAA)

 

Semi Final 1 @10am - St.Michael's (CISAA) at Notre Dame (GHAC)

Semi Final 2 @10am - St. Anne's (SWOSSAA) at Bishop Allen (TDCAA)

Bronze Medal @1pm at Labatt Park, 25 Wilson Ave

Gold Medal @3pm at Labatt Park, 25 Wilson Ave

Rugby Results 2015

Monday, June, 8, 2015

OFSAA Girls' A/AA Rugby Championship

June 1-3, Brampton/ Mississauga

Gold - Trenton HS, COSSA (W 22-0)

Silver - Barrie Central, GBSSA

Bronze - Ashbury College, NCSSAA (W 25-7)

Antique Bronze - La Salle SS, EOSSAA

Full pool pay and playoff results available HERE

 

OFSAA Girls' AAA/AAAA Rugby Championship

June 1-3, Mississauga/ Brampton

Gold - Oakville Trafalgar HS, GHAC (W 22-17)

Silver - St. Peter's HS, NCSSAA

Bronze - John F. Ross, CWOSSA (W 22-7)

Antique Bronze - Arnprior HS, EOSSAA

Full pool pay and playoff results available HERE

 

OFSAA Boys' A/AA Rugby Championship

June 3-5, Barrie

Gold - Barrie Central, GBSSA (W 27-23)

Silver - Trenton HS, COSSA

Bronze - Ashbury College, NCSSAA (W 25-22)

Antique Bronze - JM Denison SS, YRAA

Full pool play and playoff results available HERE

 

OFSAA Boys' AAA/AAAA Rugby Championship

June 4-6, Hamilton

Gold - Saltfleet DHS, SOSSA (W 32-8)

Silver - Malvern CI, TDSSAA

Bronze - Brantford CI & VS, CWOSSA (W 10-7)

Antique Bronze - Medway HS, WOSSAA

Full pool play and playoff results available HERE

OFSAA Lacrosse Festival Results 2015

Friday, June, 5, 2015

A/AA Lacrosse Festival

June 2-3, Aurora

Gold - McKinnon Park, SOSSA (W 10-6)

Silver - St. Andrew's, CISAA

Bronze - Holy Cross, SOSSA (W 9-1)

Antique Bronze - Holy Trinity, LOSSA 

Full pool play and playoff results available HERE

 

AAA/AAAA Lacrosse Festival

June 4-5, Toronto

Gold - St Michael's College, CISAA (W 8-3)

Silver - St. Peter's SS, COSSA

Bronze - Denis Morris HS, SOSSA (W 8-7)

Antique Bronze - Holy Trinity SS, GHAC

Full pool play and playoff results available HERE


Congratulations to all teams who made OFSAA and represented their associations!

 

Click the photo below for OFSAA Facebook page photo album by staff


OFSAA Tennis Results 2015

Friday, June, 5, 2015

OFSAA Tennis 2015

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/tennis

High School Results

High School Boys Singles:

1.Grant McPherson - St. Michael Catholic SS (WOSSAA)  8 to 3

2. Matt Kovacs - Catholic Central HS (WOSSAA)

3. Jonah Baryliuk - Monsignor Paul Dwyer CHS (LOSSA) 8 to 6

4. Matthew Ross - St. Michael's College (CISAA)

High School Boys Doubles:

1. Kurtis Dean & Luke Vesz- Humberview S.S (ROPSSAA) 8-7(7-2)

2. Waleed Baig & Nikhil Taneja - A.B. Lucas SS (WOSSAA)

3. John & Luke Fischer - Stratford Central (WOSSAA)  8 to 4

4. Connor Hutchinson & Tyler Lam - Holy Trinity School (CISAA)

High School Girls Singles:

1.  Jules Johnson - Oakridge SS (WOSSAA)  8 to 2

2. Mara Stroe - J Clarke Richardson (LOSSA)

3. Megan Gilkes - Holy Trinity School (CISAA) 8 to 5

4. Sierra Olsthoorn - Waterloo CI (CWOSSA)

High School Girls Doubles:

1. Catherine Rastin & Clara Rastin- St. Patrick (SWOSSAA) 8 to 3

2. Victoria Tseng Paepcke & Caroline Feeley- Lorne Park S.S. (ROPSSAA)

3. Portia Tabone & Morgan Simard- Lajeunesse (SWOSSAA) 8 to 2

4. Victoria Forcina & Divya Santhanam- UTS (TDCAA)

High School Mixed Doubles:

1.  Matt Fenerty & Zante Botha - Mother Teresa CSS (WOSSAA)  8 to 4

2. Meg Killeen & Matt Gibbard-McCall - Lawrence Park (TDSSAA)

3. Sarah Harling & Lachlan Carmichael - Lawrence Park (TDSSAA) 8 to 6

4. Renee Resendes & Ryan Resendes- Holy Names (SWOSSAA)

OFSAA Tennis 2015 Open Results

Open Boys Singles:

1.  Mark Jensen Oakville Trafalgar (GHAC) 8 to 6

2.  Peter Coombs Oakville Trafalgar (GHAC)

3. Christopher Corrao- Bill Crothers (YRAA) 8 to 7

4. John Drake - Eden High School (SOSSA)

Open Boys Doubles:

1.  Martin Hong & Peter Divilek Abbey Park (GHAC) 8 to 3

2. Brooks Coffey & Alp Tezol - North Toronto (TDSSAA)

3. Nic Loncar & Spencer Grant Oakville Trafalgar (GHAC) 8 to 1

4. James Stevenson & Victor Li - St. Andrew's College (CISAA)

Open Girls Singles:

1.  Mya Bui - PickeringHS (LOSSA) 8 to 3

2. Ksenia Providokhina - Bill Crothers SS (YRAA)

3. Anna Maria Buraya - Bayview Glen (CISAA) 8 to 6

4. Rebecca Herrington - Banting (GBSSA)

Open Girls Doubles:

1.  Layne Van Buskirk & Silvia Verebes- Holy Names (SWOSSAA) 8 to 4

2. Alicia Opatowski & Carleyah McLean - Dunbarton HS (LOSSA)

3.  Katherine Yampolsky & Alex Fainblum - Thornhill SS (YRAA) 8 to 7 (7-1)

4. Ecaterina Camer & Taylor Cheung-Damonte - Lawrence Park (TDSSAA)

Open Mixed Doubles:

1. Teona & Victor Velehorschi- Massey (SWOSSAA) 8-7 (7-5)

2. Selena Celic & Adrian Mag- Tecumseh Vista (SWOSSAA)

3. Sara Krupica & Milos Markovic - Humberside (TDSSAA) 8 to 6 

4. Petar Vucenovic & Jelena Vucenovic - A.N. Myer S.S. (SOSSA) 

Nominations Open For Coaching Excellence Awards

Thursday, June, 4, 2015

The 2015 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards are being held this September 19th in Toronto and nominations are now open! Coaches will be honoured for their contributions to School Sport : 

The selection of recipients (1 Male and 1 Female teacher-coach) is based on their unique contribution to sport through continuous development of new coaches. 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 sport. Furthermore the nominated coaches’ coaching style has proven to be ethical, demonstrated sportsmanship and contributed to the “education through school sport philosophy”.

This award is open to active teacher-coaches with a minimum of five (5) years coaching experience. Nominated coaches must have coached two (2) or more sports in a school year over the period of five (5) years.  Please see the attached form for award and nomination details.  Nominations will only be accepted from association representatives in the identified regions and are due to the OFSAA Office by June 8, 2015.

download OFSAA Coaching Excellence Award 2015 nomination form here 

Male nominations to be received from:

Region 1 (North): NEOAA, NOSSA, NWOSSAA

Region 2 (Central): GBSSA, LOSSA, YRAA

Region 3 (East): COSSA, EOSSAA, NCSSAA

Female nominations to be received from:

Region 4 (West): CWOSSA, SWOSSAA, WOSSAA

Region 5 (South): GHAC, ROPSSAA, SOSSA

Region 6 (Metro): CISAA, TDCAA, TDSSAA

Deadline for nominations is May 25, 2015. Please click here for the nomination form, and send by email to Shamus Bourdon at shamus@ofsaa.on.ca or by fax to (416) 426-7317.  Email or call Shamus at (416) 426-7440 for more information.

Leslie Lawlor (Sydenham High School, Kingston) and Ken VanderZwaag (Woodland Christian High School, Kitchener) won in the School Sport category in 2014. 

Spring 2015 OFSAA Character Athletes

Tuesday, June, 2, 2015

OFSAA’s Character Athlete Award celebrates the efforts of the exceptional student-athletes in Ontario who best exemplify the characteristics that OFSAA is founded on.

Nominations come to the OFSAA office detailing the exceptional character of student-athletes across Ontario, inspiring those around them with their involvement on the playing field and in the classroom, in both school and community. 

Selecting just one boy and one girl recipient of the OFSAA Character Athlete Award is never easy, but the following two individuals stood out for their commitment to OFSAA’s values of leadership, equity, respect and sportsmanship. 

Download the OFSAA media release

 

Male Recipient: Michael Kay / Nominated by Mike Darling

Michael is a Grade 12 student at Oakridge S.S. in London, Ontario where he is a member of school sports teams year-round: volleyball, basketball, and badminton.

But it's his dedications to volunteering that elevates him above a number of exceptional student-athletes for this award. Michael has completed over 200 volunteer hours in four years through coaching both boys and girls with the Ramblers Basketball house league for grades 6, 7, and 8, refereeing under the London Board of Basketball Officials, serving as a London Leader in Training, Oakridge Ambassador, and Oakridge Peer Mentor. 

"Michael has such a strong love for the game of basketball and his community that he spends countless hours in the gym ensuring that young boys are afforded the same opportunities as he was at a young age," said his nominating teacher-coach Mike Darling. "He does all of this and still earns honour roll every single year."

This isn't the first time Michael has been recognized having also won the 2014-15 Ted Early Award for best student-athlete citywide, and the SPECTRA award for Male Athlete of the Year. SPECTRA stands for Sportsmanship, Participation, Excellence, Character, Teamwork, Respect and Achievement - pretty close to OFSAA's values.

His coaches recognize the growth he's made into a mature, and vocal leader with his teams and his work with younger grades makes him a mentor and a worthy recipient of OFSAA's Character Athlete Award.

 

Female Recipient: Kyra Krueger / Nominated by Pauline Fidler

Kyra is a Grade 12 student at Medway High School in Arva, Ontario where she's active in her school leading programs and councils while balancing time with school work and time on the badminton, volleyball and basketball teams.

A member of the Student Athletic Association all four years, Kyra was co-president this year. She's also been involved with Youth for Social Justice, Student Council, Reach for the Top, tutored Math, French and gave fiddle lessons, the Lead Out Loud Club, Best Buddies Club, and Youth for Acceptance. There's more, but it's almost too much to name here in one space! In total Kyra's graduating with upwards of 250 volunteer hours.

"In the three seasons I coached her on the basketball team, Kyra not only shone as an outstanding player and leader, but also in terms of the way she treated those around her," said DE teacher and Medway basketball coach Erin Murphy. "I also had the pleasure of working with Kyra in her role as a peer support in my Physical Education class with D.E. students. Kyra's thoughtfulness, ability to listen and handle the challenges that arose while working with students with special needs made her one of the best peer supporters I have ever worked with."

"Kyra also took on the head organizing role for Medway's 2014 Special Olympic Team," said physical education teacher Craig Watson. "Over the course of 40 days in April and May of 2014, she planned multiple training sessions for 25 athletes, 50 other peer coaches and 10 teaching staff. She had the ability to bring out the best in each individual."

These quotes were just a couple of the many positive recommendations OFSAA received on behalf of Kyra, demonstrating a background of support from those she's worked with at Medway and in the community. For representing OFSAA's values so well she earned the title of Character Athlete. Congrats Kyra!

 

Congratulations to the second pair of recipients of 2014-15 OFSAA Character Athlete Award. We will announce two more winners in Fall of the 2015-16 school year. 
If you wish to nominate a student-athlete, please visit our awards section online and fill out an application form.

Follow OFSAA Championships on Twitter

Monday, June, 1, 2015

The use of Twitter at OFSAA championships has become such a common occurrence that convenors have been creating optional accounts each season in recent years. While this has been beneficial to those wanting to follow that particular event, the Twitter account became inactive at the conclusion of the games and lingered online as a dead end.

Twitter is an effective tool for instantly sending information, updates, scores, notifications, and sharing photos instantly with all who want to follow the championship/ festival. An active Twitter account is also beneficial to OFSAA’s media partners.

OFSAA has now opted to introduce a series of accounts that can be used and shared by convenors and maintained as official accounts.

When convenors are contacted with their login information to their website, they will also be given login credentials for a Twitter account that will be passed on from year to year to build a following for each event.

Accounts have been created to cover individual followings of sports. This may include more than one championship during the same year, and often at the same time. It will be up to individual organizing committees to maintain each Twitter handle and keep it updated.

Multiple people will be managing Twitter accounts at the same time. For example, the @OFSAABasketball account will be managed by somebody at four locations (A, AA, AAA, AAAA) during the girls’ championships in the fall, then again by four locations during the boys’ championships in the winter. Separating results can be achieved with the use of a designated hashtag for each location.

Each location may also wish to have multiple people using the account if there is more than one court or field of play in action at the same time. During the Spring 2014 OFSAA Badminton Championships, students at multiple courts in multiple schools did an excellent job reporting the scores and results of the matches.

Please engage fans socially and respectfully during the championship and facilitate two-way communication bearing in mind you are representing OFSAA and supporting amateur athletics on behalf of the association.

Further questions concerning use of Twitter at championships can be directed to devin@ofsaa.on.ca. Be sure when posting and if in doubt, leave it out.

And please follow OFSAA spring championship and festival Twitter accounts for Tennis, Rugby, Lacrosse, Baseball, Soccer, and Track.

Official Accounts

@OFSAASnow
@OFSAABadmnton
@OFSAABaseball
@OFSAABasketball
@OFSAAXC
@OFSAACurling
@OFSAAGirlsFH
@OFSAALacrosse
@OFSAAFootball
@OFSAAGolf
@OFSAABoyHockey
@OFSAAGirlHockey
@OFSAABoySoccer
@OFSAAGirlSoccer
@OFSAARugby
@OFSAASwimming
@OFSAATennis
@OFSAATrack
@OFSAAVBall
@OFSAAWrestling

Molten Soccer Special Offer

Wednesday, May, 27, 2015

 

OFSAA Soccer Championships 2015

Boys' A & AA Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, North Bay

Ryan Culhane

ryan.culhane@nearnorthschools.ca

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/boys-soccer

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/boys-aa-soccer

Boys' AAA Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, Windsor

Mike Mckittrick

mike_mckittrick@wecdsb.on.ca

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/boys-aaa-soccer

Boys' AAAA Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, Richmond Hill

Luca Savo

luca.savo@ycdsb.ca

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/boys-aaaa-soccer

Girls' A Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, Windsor

Linda Carriere

carrlind@csdecso.on.ca

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/girls-soccer

Girls' AA Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, Windsor

Lucien Gava

gavaluci@cscprovidence.ca

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/girls-aa-soccer

Girls' AAA Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, Windsor

Mike Mckittrick

mike_mckittrick@wecdsb.on.ca

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/girls-aaa-soccer

Girls' AAAA Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, Mississauga

Bridgett Strano

Bridgett.strano@dpcdsb.org

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/girls-aaaa-soccer

Ride A Bike To School

Monday, May, 25, 2015

OFSAA provides championships and festivals for high school student-athletes to celebrate achievement and success, but there's more you could do on the way to school .

With good weather shining upon Ontario it's time to get outside to get active! Leave that car or bus at home and pump your tires, try riding your bike to school.

Wind whipping in your face, laughing with friends as you take the long way home, biking is not only fun but good for you too.

David Greer of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine:

"Obesity rates among kids are at their highest level in years. Children and adolescents spend far too much time every day in front of screens. It could be televisions, computers, phones, video games or other electronic devices. These activities take up valuable time that kids could use to get outside and be physically active.

The Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that children get 60 minutes of aerobic physical activity each day. It could be done through playing sports, playing games with friends, or exercising in physical education classes. Schools, though, are increasingly cutting back on P.E. programs.

There is another way to get exercise (and have fun) with school. Instead of driving your kids to school, driving them home from school or having them ride a bus to and from school, try letting them walk or bike to school.

Riding a bicycle or walking to school allows children to be active in a way that’s fun for them. They can go with friends to have fun as a group and get there safely. Plus they get outside, allowing them to learn about and enjoy nature.

In addition to the time spent with friends in nature, they get 15 to 30 minutes of physical activity twice a day. That activity can help decrease the chance of becoming obese and decrease their risk for chronic health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. It can improve their musculoskeletal health and more.

May 6th was National Bike to School Day, which is part of National Bike Month. Pick a day this month to let your child ride a bike or walk to school or home from school. If you’re free, you can go with them. Use this activity to let kids get outside and get active!"


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