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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 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


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




Boys' AAA Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, Windsor

Mike Mckittrick



Boys' AAAA Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, Richmond Hill

Luca Savo



Girls' A Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, Windsor

Linda Carriere



Girls' AA Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, Windsor

Lucien Gava



Girls' AAA Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, Windsor

Mike Mckittrick



Girls' AAAA Soccer

Thurs-Sat, June 4-6, Mississauga

Bridgett Strano



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!"

Colin Hood Awards Available For Every School

Monday, May, 18, 2015

Application deadline extended to May 30, 2015

The Colin Hood OFSAA School Sport Award is named after retired OFSAA Executive Director Colin Hood. During his time at OFSAA (1992-2004), Colin set national precedents through his relentless dedication to school sport, developing all-inclusive OFSAA programs, as well as promoting and developing the high school athlete in this province. He is considered a true leader and role model in both the educational and sport sectors.

The Colin Hood Award is given out annually to one graduating male, one graduating female, and one coach in every school in the province who, throughout their high school career, have been committed to the success of school sport at their school and within their Association.

OFSAA is pleased to make available the Colin Hood/OFSAA School Sport Award. Please take the time to recognize the important student-athletes and coaches that make school sport memorable.

NOTE - The names of the recipients MUST be provided to us before the awards will be shipped.

Complete the online application form.

Past Recipients

Job Posting - Executive Director

Friday, May, 15, 2015
Application Deadline: May. 29, 2015

The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) is an organization comprised of high school student-athletes, teacher-coaches, teachers, principals, and sport administrators all committed to the philosophy of “Education through school sport”.  We collaborate with volunteer teacher-coaches to provide quality provincial championships for Ontario's student-athletes, and we also deliver additional programs and services that support school sport at the provincial and local levels. 


The executive director plays an integral leadership role in both OFSAA and in school sport in Ontario.  Working closely with volunteer leaders, the executive director will ensure OFSAA is strategic, progressive, and responsive to change.

Principal Duties

Reporting to the president, the executive director is responsible for the overall operation of the organization, including financial management and human resources.  He/she will work with the executive council and staff to develop strategic and operational plans, and will ensure all plans are successfully achieved.  He/she will manage partnerships, liaise with stakeholders, and prepare funding applications. The successful candidate will also be required to work with committees to prepare and implement policies which align with the aims and objectives of the organization.  He/she will be required to follow procedures, abide by governing documents, and interact with government ministries.


  • Senior leadership position in education, not-for-profit, or sport sectors.
  • Degree or diploma in the field of Sport Management, Physical Education, or Bachelor of Education.
  • Proven ability to work with a variety of different personalities.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario education and sport systems.  A teaching background with experience in school sport is an asset.
  • Understanding of and belief in the school sport philosophy.
  • Bilingual in English and French is an asset but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter by 4:00 p.m. on May 29, 2015 to Ms. Beth Hubbard at beth@ofsaa.on.ca.


We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Download the job posting PDF

Executive Director Doug Gellatly Departing OFSAA

Wednesday, May, 13, 2015

The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) has announced that Doug Gellatly is moving on after more than a decade as Executive Director.

Doug will depart high school and head off to college at the end of the current school year, when he becomes Executive Director of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA).

“I consider it an incredible privilege to have served as OFSAA’s executive director for the past 11 years and I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to be part of such an important organization,” said Gellatly. “OFSAA plays a critical role in Ontario’s education system, thanks to the efforts of volunteers throughout the province.  I’d like to thank all of the volunteers, and my fellow staff members, for their efforts on behalf of student-athletes and for their support over my time with OFSAA.”

During his tenure he has provided outstanding leadership in ensuring that OFSAA is a forward-looking sport organization that always stays focused on ensuring a level playing field for all student-athletes, with many new initiatives being introduced such as Try Day, Bridging The Gap, and the KidSport partnership.

“On behalf of OFSAA, I would like to wish Doug success in his new role at the OCAA,” said OFSAA President Jim Woolley. “Doug, we wish you the very best.  May you continue to share your love of sport with a new generation of college athletes and administrators.”

Doug will remain with OFSAA until June 19, at which time OFSAA will begin the search for a new Executive Director.

OFSAA Gymnastics Results 2015

Wednesday, May, 6, 2015

OFSAA Gymnastics 

May 3 - May 5, 2015

Sudbury, ON

Full results available on OFSAA Gymnastics website



Aerobic Gymnastics

Open Division

School Association Score
Toronto French (Fireball) CISAA 20.85
Bayside COSSA 20.20
Toronto French (Skrillex) CISAA 20.05
Bear Creek GBSSA 19.95

Novice Division

School Association Score
Centennial COSSA 21.45
Troonto French CISAA 20.75
Manitoulin NOSSA 20.20
St. Peters COSSA 20.05



Artistic Gymnastics

Level 6


Name Association School Score
Julia Pearce SWOSSAA Cardinal Carter 9.375
Jennifer Drane NOSSA Lockerby 9.300
Cora Geiger COSSA St. Peter's 9.300
Clare Stafford EOSSAA Regiopolis 9.250


Name Association School Score
Alyssa Teno COSSA St. Theresa 9.700
Cora Geiger COSSA St. Peter's 9.625
Jennifer Drane NOSSA Lockerby 9.450
Tatum Hurley NOSSA Lively 9.400


Name Association School Score
Jennifer Drane NOSSA Lockerby 9.300
Brooklyn Lavallee NOSSA Confederation 9.250
Cora Geiger COSSA St. Peter's 9.225
Kiiana Valentim NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.200


Name Association School Score
Leah Panek SWOSSAA Sandwich 9.600
Katherine Herron COSSA Bayside 9.534
Alyssa Teno COSSA St. Theresa 9.467
Nikka Valentim NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.450
Level 5


Name Association School Score
Melissa Roussel NOSSA Champlain 9.450
Alexandra Jubenville SWOSSAA L'Essor 9.300
Shannon Burke EOSSAA Napanee 9.200
Alannah Waller CWOSSA St. Mary's HS 9.200


Name Association School Score
Mackenzie McAllister EOSSAA Holy Trinity 9.400
Shannon Burke EOSSAA Napanee 9.200
Lauren Norris COSSA Lindsay 9.150
Taylor Emery NOSSA St. Benedict 9.100


Name Association School Score
Alannah Waller CWOSSA St. Mary's HS 9.575
Thalia Hoxford EOSSAA Regiopolis 9.250
Taylor Emery NOSSA St. Benedict 9.100
Mikayla Girdler CWOSSA Owen Sound 9.100


Name Association School Score
Lauren Norris COSSA Lindsay 9.675
Alannah Waller CWOSSA St. Mary's HS 9.650
Mikayla Girdler CWOSSA Owen Sound 9.350
Mackenzie McAllister EOSSAA Holy Trinity 9.350


Level 4


Name Association School Score
Emily Wood COSSA St. Peter's 9.500
Lauren Davidson CWOSSA West Hill 9.350
Sydney Hasson CWOSSA Kincardine 9.200
Logan Williams EOSSAA Napanee 9.200


Name Association School Score
Mia Baptiste EOSSAA Holy Trinity 9.275
Jenna Scott EOSSAA Holy Trinity 9.125
Danika Blais NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.025
Sydney Hasson CWOSSA Kincardine 8.975


Name Association School Score
Chantal Labelle NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.250
Jamie Pardo SWOSSAA General Amherst 9.200
Sydney Hasson CWOSSA Kincardine 9.150
Molly Kaiser EOSSAA Napanee 9.125


Name Association School Score
Emily Wood COSSA St. Peter's 9.650
Maissie Gionest NOSSA Champlain 9.350
Sage Aulthouse CWOSSA St. Mary's HS 9.300
Molly Kaiser EOSSAA Napanee 9.250
Level 3


Name Association School Score
Zoe Hoxford EOSSAA Regiopolis 9.650
Rebecca Ripley COSSA St. Peters 9.600
Tia Svoboda COSSA Centennial 9.550
Katie Dufresne SWOSSAA St. Anne's 9.450


Name Association School Score
Rylee Evans CWOSSA Kincardine 9.200
Alexandra Tanner NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.150
Serena Luttrel NOSSA Marymount 8.900
Holly Pettypiece SWOSSAA Lajeunesse 8.875


Name Association School Score
Abbie Radborne CWOSSA Owen Sound 9.450
Alexandra Tanner NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.300
Zoe Hoxford EOSSAA Regiopolis 9.225
Aima Ohiwerei CISAA Ridley College 9.200


Name Association School Score
Taylor Bodson NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.650
Marie-Michelle Croteau NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.600
Sarah Bonin NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.550
Alexandra Tanner NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.400


Level 2


Name Association School Score
Sara Hubbard EOSSAA Regiopolis 9.500
Alycia Koopman CWOSSA Georgian Bay 9.325
Katie Davidson SWOSSAA Lajeunesse 9.300
Mackenzie Gratton NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.250


Name Association School Score
Mackenzie Gratton NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.400
Sara Hubbard EOSSAA Regiopolis 9.300
Natalie Starr COSSA Lindsay 9.300
Maddy MacVicar EOSSAA Regiopolis 9.250


Name Association School Score
Natalie Starr COSSA Lindsay 9.650
Sara Hubbard EOSSAA Regiopolis 9.525
Rhéa Hodgins SWOSSAA Lajeunesse 9.450
Mackenzie Gratton NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.450


Name Association School Score
Sydnee Condon COSSA St. Peter's 9.500
Ariel MacDonald CISAA Toronto French 9.475
Christine Cousineau NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.450
Morgan Elliott COSSA Centennial 9.300



Level 1


Name Association School Score
Mikaela Ethier NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.375
Victoria Tardif NOSSA Manitoulin 9.250
Madeline Henderson SWOSSAA Holy Names 9.225
Mikayla Aubin NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.200


Name Association School Score
Rebecca Alain CISAA Toronto French 9.750
Elia Pichl COSSA Centennial 9.250
Mistelle Laurin NOSSA Horizon 9.200
Laurène Pietri CISAA Toronto French 9.125


Name Association School Score
Marika Palkovits NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.550
Julie Kanda-Kovac CISAA Toronto French 9.500
Mistelle Laurin NOSSA Horizon 9.475
Ariane Pietri CISAA Toronto French 9.425


Name Association School Score
Jenn Canizaro COSSA Prince Edward 9.575
Gabrielle McGuire NOSSA College Notre-Dame  9.500
Mikaela Ethier NOSSA College Notre-Dame 9.250
Pilar Lumbreras Castro COSSA Centennial 9.225


Badminton Results 2015

Tuesday, May, 5, 2015

OFSAA Badminton Championship Website

April 30 - May 2, 2015

Full Results available here 

Women’s Singles


A Flight

B Flight

C Flight


Karissa Chan (Seed #4) (YRAA)

 Chyna Liu (NOSSAA)

 Hayley Arpin (NWOSSAA)


Shirley Yang (YRAA)

 Luna Yang (TDSSAA)

Kestrel McNeill (SWOSSAA)


 Sommer Chou (Seed #3) (GHAC)

Victoria Duong (CWOSSA)

Hannah Huxter (LOSSA)


Caitlin Sherry (Seed #1) (ROPSSAA)

Cathy Zhang (YRAA)

Madison St-Onge Laprise (NEOAA)
Men’s Singles


A Flight

B Flight

C Flight


Poy Lo (Seed #1) (YRAA)

Randy Hu (TDCAA)

AyubTouray (TDSSAA)  


Andre Chan (Seed #2) (CISAA)

Jonathan Chang                (TDSSAA)          

Joseph Choi (SOSSA)    


Minh Pham (Seed #3) (NCSSAA)

Wil Hausenblas (NOSSA)

Chris Bechard (SWOSSAA)         


Brandon Chau (TDSSAA)

Chris Wu  (SOSSA)

Jeremnie St-Pierre (EOSSAA)


Women’s Doubles


A Flight

B Flight

C Flight


Kathy Li (SEED #1)

Sharon Chung (TDSSAA) 

Tammy Lai

Yi Mel Meng (ROPSSAA)

Caitlin Yee

Miyuki Yamada (YRAA)


Melanie Lau  (SEED #3)

Rochelle Tang (YRAA)

Helen He

Angela Luo (CWOSSA)

Kitty Guo 

Fiona Ly    (TDSSAA)


Carolyn Bowman

Sophie Chamberland (CISSA)

Jayme Carter (SEED #4)

Dana Bennett (GHAC)

Anjali Rao

Maricar Paraiso (WOSSAA)


Dorothy Duck (Seed #2)      

Katie Harris (GBSSA)

Lorraine Hung

Carol Wong (CISAA)

Katja Odegaard

Jelena Vucenovic (SOSSA)


Men’s Doubles


A Flight

B Flight

C Flight


Adwin Lau (Seed #1)

Phillip Choi (YRAA)

Brennan Davis

Brendan Dinsdale (NCSSAA)

Mitchell Jackson

Paul Duquette (COSSA)


Joel Nyenhuis (Seed #2)           

Noah Nyenhuis (WOSSAA)

Griffin Nogas    

Leo Bourgeois (CISAA)

Kenneth Noronha

Amritpal Singh (SWOSSAA)


Steve Lam (Seed #3)      

YiYang Jiang (NCSSAA)

Paul Punsalan   

Jayson Manalang (TDCAA)

Caleb Schmidt  

Curtis Balentyne (COSSA)


Aditya Sikand (Seed #4)     

Justin Wong (ROPSSAA)

Aydon Schat

Wes Schilstra (SOSSA)

Jeremy Newton              

Dylan Fogarty (NWOSSAA)

Mixed Doubles


A Flight

B Flight

C Flight


Samantha Hanrath (Seed #1)

Justin Law (TDSSAA)

Yuming Han

David Park (CWOSSA)

Jianne Li

Max Taylor (CISAA)


Claudia Tai (Seed #2)

Jeffrey Chui (YRAA)

Michelle Mei

Jimmy Zhu (TDSSAA)

Shelly Yin

Vincent Tan (ROPSSAA)


Michelle Pao (Seed #3)

Otto Pang (YRAA)

Helen Ngu          

Allan Pao (WOSSA)

Helen Ng            

Jasper Ho (TDCAA)


Molan Ren

Jameson Weng (NCSSAA)

Lisa Gearing

Danny Gearing (SOSSA)

Shoree Ding

Jin Yue Liu (GHAC)


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