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Study Connects Recreation to Resiliency in Youth

Wednesday, December, 10, 2014

OFSAA strives to create opportunities for students to live active, healthy, and involved lives through school sport.

The physical and mental impact of participating in sport is crucial in the holistic development of young people.

A new study by Resiliency Initiatives and Parks and Recreation Ontario reinforces the importance of physical activity even more.

From High Five media release:

"Recreation has always been known to make a difference in children’s physical health. Now there’s a link to their emotional health. A study by Resiliency Initiatives and Parks and Recreation Ontario released on National Child Day shows an improvement in children’s resiliency during recreation programs. 

The study, which involved a questionnaire and more than 200 children in recreation programs across Canada, showed improvement in core character traits such as adaptability and social connectedness. 

“These traits, when fostered, can make a big difference in the way children develop and can have a huge impact on positive mental health,” says Dr. Wayne Hammond, President and CEO of Resiliency Initiatives, co-author of the study. “A child’s success does not depend on avoiding crisis, but rather to be able to come through it stronger. One of the findings the study revealed was the enhanced capacity of the children to develop positive social relationships – especially with a caring adult which research clearly identifies as one of the more critical protective factors enhancing the development of positive mental health in children.” 

Parks and Recreation Ontario, through its national HIGH FIVE standard, partnered with Resiliency Initiatives on the study to look at the effects of recreation on child resiliency. The study had children aged 6 to 12 fill out questionnaires at the beginning of their recreation program, most which lasted at least 10 weeks. Then they filled them out again at the end of the recreation program. Some of the afterschool programs went on for 8 months. Only programs that completed pre and post questionnaires were included in the report. 

“This is just the beginning of our work in this area. We have learned a lot through this process and while it has further substantiated the research on which HIGH FIVE was based, we want to continue to study these trends. We are in a great position to ensure the findings in this study are reflected in new resources that we can make available to organizations working with children across the country,” says LJ Bartle, HIGH FIVE National Director. “Front line leaders have a real opportunity to impact kids’ lives by developing meaningful relationships with them and helping them to develop their core character traits. That nurturing is what will really make a difference."

Click the cover image below to download the full PDF report


Ontario Medal For Young Volunteers Available

Tuesday, December, 9, 2014

OFSAA invites outstanding student-athletes and teacher-coaches who are involved in their communities to apply for one of two volunteer recognition programs by the Ontario government.

The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

Presented to young volunteers between the ages of 15 and 24 for their actions and dedication to improve the quality of life in their communities and beyond. 

This year, seven youth will receive the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers — the highest honour a young person can achieve for their voluntarism contributions to the province.

Deadline for nominations is January 15 

 

Nomination forms and additional information are available on the ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade website. Click the link above for the specific award you want to learn more about. Help ensure that volunteers receive the recognition they deserve!

Pan Am Games Coming To Toronto!

Tuesday, December, 9, 2014

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games are coming! Where will you be?

Starting July 10, 2015, Toronto will host the largest sport event in their history – the 2015 Pan Am Games/Parapan Am Games.  The best way to witness the power of sport is to be there. Share the highs of winning a gold for your country, the thrill of a close race and the camaraderie of 7000+ athletes from 41 countries and territories.

General ticket sales phase is open from December 8, 2014 – March 9th, 2015, on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Tickets start at just $20, with 75% of tickets priced $45 and under. For more ticket information, visit TORONTO2015.org/tickets.

And not to be missed … the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will feature a one-night-only performance by Canadian cultural icon, Cirque du Soleil, and a few other surprises along the way.

Don’t miss your chance to see some of the world’s top athletes compete. Start planning for one of the greatest events Toronto has ever hosted. http://www.seetorontonow.com/toronto-2015-pan-am-games/

 

Watch the Pan Am Games promotional video

 

OFSAA Football Bowls Results 2014

Tuesday, December, 2, 2014


TV Information

Hamilton Cogeco and Source cable internet cable subscribers will pick up live feed.
Brantford and Burlington will go live on local cable channels.
For Cable 14, Cogeco, Source, and Rogers cable channels, please check local listings for live and tape-delayed broadcasts.

 

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26

Final
Game # 1 @ 10:00 - Chaminade College (TDCAA) 35  VS Sir Allan MacNab (SOSSA) 7

GAME STATS AVAILABLE  ACTIVE 
webcast on the ofsaa football website

Final
Game # 2 @ 12:45 - A.N. Meyer (SOSSA) 39  VS Adam Scott CVI (COSSA) 31

GAME STATS AVAILABLE   ACTIVE 
webcast on the ofsaa football website

Final
Game # 3 @ 3:30 - Frontenac SS (EOSSAA) 24 VS Richview (TDSSAA) 20

 GAME STATS AVAILABLE ACTIVE
webcast on the ofsaa football website

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27

Final
Game # 1 @ 10:00 - Superior Heights (NOSSA) 26 VS St. Joan of Arc (GBSSA) 7

GAME STATS AVAILABLE ACTIVE
webcast on the ofsaa football website

Final
Game # 2 @ 12:45 - Holy Trinity (GHAC) 50 VS St. Peter CSS (NCSSAA)  16

GAME STATS AVAILABLE ACTIVE
Cable 14 - Hamilton, Cogeco, Source and Rogers community channels province-wide

Final
Game # 3 @ 3:30 - A.B. Lucas (WOSSAA) 35 VS Paul Dwyer CHS (LOSSA) 28
 

GAME STATS AVAILABLE ACTIVE
Cable 14 - Hamilton, Cogeco, Source and Rogers community channels province-wide

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28

Final
Game # 1 @ 10:00 - Lorne Park (ROPSSAA) 37 VS St. Ignatius (NWOSSA) 25

GAME STATS AVAILABLE ACTIVE
webcast on the ofsaa football website

Final
Game # 2 @ 12:45 - Assumption (CWOSSAA) 9 VS Assumption (GHAC)  28

GAME STATS AVAILABLE ACTIVE
Cable 14 - Hamilton, Cogeco, Source and Rogers community channels province-wide

Final
Game # 3 @ 3:30 -  W.F. Herman (SWOSSAA) 29 VS Bill Crothers (YRAA) 14

GAME STATS AVAILABLE ACTIVE 
Cable 14 - Hamilton, Cogeco, Source and Rogers community channels province-wide

OFSAA Girls' Basketball Results 2014

Friday, November, 28, 2014

OFSAA Girls' Basketball
November 20-22, 2014 

AAAA RESULTS

Gold Medalist: St. Edmund Campion   
Silver Medalist: Pickering High   
Bronze Medalist: St. Ignatius of Loyola   
Bronze Medalist: St. John Paul II 


AAA RESULTS

Gold Medalist: St. Mary's Crusaders
Silver Medalist: St. John's College
Bronze Medalist: Sarnia Northern
Antique Medalist: Oakwood CI


AA RESULTS

Gold Medalist: St. Matthew's S.S. (Orleans)
Silver Medalist: LaSalle S.S. (Sudbury)
Bronze Medalist: E.S.C. Theriault (Timmins)
Antique Medalist: Centennial (Welland)


A RESULTS

Gold Medalist: La Citadelle
Silver Medalist: Nouvelle-Alliance
Bronze Medalist: Villanova
Antique Medalist: Algonquin

OFSAA Boys' Volleyball Results 2014

Friday, November, 28, 2014

OFSAA Boys' Volleyball 2014
November 20-22, 2014 

AAAA RESULTS

Gold Medalist: Bill Crothers SS
Silver Medalist: Saunders SS
Bronze Medalist: Bishop Allen Academy
Antique Medalist: Sinclair SS

 

AAA RESULTS

Gold Medalist: Regiopolis Notre-Dame
Silver Medalist: Oakridge
Bronze Medalist: Jacob Hespeler
Antique Medalist: Chatham-Kent 

 

AA RESULTS

Gold Medalist: ESC Franco-Cite
Silver Medalist: Eden HS
Bronze Medalist: ESC L'Escale
Antique Medalist: St. Michael CSS 

 

RESULTS

Gold Medalist: Woodland Christian HS
Silver Medalist: Toronto Dsitrict Christian HS
Bronze Medalist: Quinte Christian HS
Antique Medalist: Smithville Christian HS 

 

Watch OFSAA Football Bowls!

Wednesday, November, 26, 2014

From November 26-28 OFSAA Football is taking Hamilton by storm. 

If you're not able to make it to the games at McMaster University please check out OFSAA's TV coverage of some games and live streaming of all games.

Just head to the OFSAA Football website to keep up with the Bowl Series

Schedule

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26

Game # 1 @ 10:00 -  Sir Allan MacNab (SOSSA) VS Chaminade College (TDCAA)
 webcast on the ofsaa football website

Game # 2 @ 12:45 - A.N. Myer (SOSSA) VS Adam Scott CVI (COSSA)
webcast on the ofsaa football website

Game # 3 @ 3:30 - Richview (TDSSAA) VS Frontenac SS (EOSSAA)
 webcast on the ofsaa football website

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27

Game # 1 @ 10:00 - Superior Heights (NOSSA) VS St. Joan of Arc (GBSSA)
webcast on the ofsaa football website

Game # 2 @ 12:45 - Holy Trinity (GHAC) VS St. Peter CSS (NCSSAA) 
Cable 14 - Hamilton, Cogeco, Source and Rogers community channels province-wide

Game # 3 @ 3:30 - A.B. Lucas (WOSSAA) VS Paul Dwyer CHS (LOSSA) 
Cable 14 - Hamilton, Cogeco, Source and Rogers community channels province-wide

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28

Game # 1 @ 10:00 - Lorne Park (ROPSSAA) VS St. Ignatius (NWOSSAA)
webcast on the ofsaa football website

Game # 2 @ 12:45 - Assumption (CWOSSA) VS Assumption (GHAC) 
Cable 14 - Hamilton, Cogeco, Source and Rogers community channels province-wide

Game # 3 @ 3:30 -  W.F. Herman (SWOSSAA) VS Bill Crothers (YRAA) 
Cable 14 - Hamilton, Cogeco, Source and Rogers community channels province-wide

March to OFSAA Football

Tuesday, November, 18, 2014

OFSAA Football is coming to Hamilton November 26-28, 2014. 

Get caught up on all the high school football qualifiers leading up to OFSAA!

Visit the OFSAA Football website

MARCH TO OFSAA FOOTBALL
 

Association Results

Game #1 - TDCAA vs SOSSA (2nd Entry)
Semi Final Games
TDCAA SOSSA

Senator O’Connor - 

 

Chaminade College - 38

 
-- --
Don Bosco - 23  
Father Henry Carr - 31  
   
TDCAA Championship Game SOSSA Championship Game

Thursday November 13
York University @ 1:00

Father Henry Carr - 0

 A.N. Meyer - 35
Chaminade College - 32  Sir Allan MacNab - 12
   
OFSAA Bowl Championship Game
 Wednesday November 26 @ 10:00 AM 
 Chaminade College -   Sir Allan MacNab - 

 

Game #2 - SOSSA vs COSSA
Semi Final Games
SOSSA COSSA

Sir Allan MacNab - 18

 Adam Scott - 15

Westmount - 17

 Crestwood - 0
-- --
St. Paul - 10  Centennial - 10
A.N. Meyer - 17  Moira - 7
   
SOSSA Seeding Game COSSA Championship Game

 

 

Sir Allan MacNab - 12

 Adam Scott - 53
A.N. Meyer - 35  Moira - 0 
   
OFSAA Bowl Championship Game
 Wednesday November 26 @ 12:45 PM 
 A.N. Meyer -   Adam Scott - 

 

Game #3 - EOSSAA vs TDSSAA
Semi Final Games
EOSSAA TDSSAA

 

Northern - 

 

Richview - 
-- --
  Sir Wilfrid Laurier - 
Etobicoke CI - 
   
EOSSAA Championship Game TDSSAA Championship Game

 

 Thursday November 20
 Esther Shiner 

Frontenac SS - 20

 Richview - 15
Regiopolis Notre Dame - 9  Etobicoke CI - 0
   
OFSAA Bowl Championship Game
 Wednesday November 26 @ 3:30 PM 
 Frontenac SS -   Richview - 

 

Game #4 - NOSSA vs GBSSA
Semi Final Games
NOSSA GBSSA

 

St. Joan of Arc - 39

 

Bear Creek - 6
-- --
  Innisdale - 46
Collingwood CI - 0
   
NOSSA Championship Game GBSSA Championship Game

 

Saturday November 8
Rotary Complex @ 2:00

Lo-Ellen (Sudbury) - 0

 St. Joan of Arc - 25
Superior Heights (Sault) - 14  Innisdale - 3
   
OFSAA Bowl Championship Game
 Thursday November 27 @ 10:00 AM
 Superior Heights -  St. Joan of Arc - 

 

Game #5 - GHAC vs NCSSAA
Semi Final Games
GHAC NCSSAA

 

St. Peter - 38

 

Mother Teresa - 7
-- --
  St. Patrick - 21
Sir Wilfrid Laurier - 17
   
GHAC Championship Game NCSSAA Championship Game

Monday November 24
Holy Trinity @ 1:00 

Saturday November 8
TD Place @ 1:15

Cardinal Newman - 17

St. Peter - 20
Holy Trinity - 42 St. Patrick - 0
   
OFSAA Bowl Championship Game
 Thursday November 27 @ 12:45 PM
 Holy Trinity -  St. Peter - 

 

Game #6 - WOSSAA vs LOSSA
Semi Final Games
WOSSAA LOSSA

A.B. Lucas - 

Holy Trinity - 0

London Central - 

Pickering - 27
-- --
 St Thomas Aquinas - 

Donald A Wilson - 23

 Catholic Central -  Paul Dwyer - 35
   
WOSSAA Championship Game LOSSA Championship Game

Friday November 21

Saturday November 15
Oshawa Civic Centre @ 7:30 PM

A.B. Lucas - 17

Pickering - 7
St Thomas Aquinas - 0 Paul Dwyer - 14
   
OFSAA Bowl Championship Game
 Thursday November 27 @ 3:30 PM
 A.B. Lucas -  Paul Dwyer CHS - 

 

Game #7 - ROPSSAA vs NWOSSAA
Semi Final Games
ROPSSAA NWOSSAA

 Our Lady of Mount Carmel

St. Ignatius - 49

 St. Marcellinus

Hammarkjold - 0
-- --
 Lorne Park

Churchill - 24

 St. Roch St. Patrick - 28
   
ROPSSAA Championship Game NWOSSAA Championship Game

Monday November 24
Ching Park @ 1:00 

Saturday November 15
Thunder Bay @ 1:00 

St. Marcellinus - 

St. Ignatius - 
Lorne Park -  St. Patrick - 
   
OFSAA Bowl Championship Game
 Friday November 28 @ 10:00 AM
 Lorne Park -  St. Ignatius - 

 

Game #8 - CWOSSAA vs GHAC (2nd Entry)
Semi Final Games
CWOSSAA GHAC

Jacob Hespeler - 

Our Lady of Lourdes - 

-- --
 Assumption - 

 

St. Benedict’s - 
   
CWOSSAA Championship Game GHAC Championship Game

Saturday November 22
Jacob Hespeler @ 2:00 

Monday November 24

Assumption - 28

Assumption - 18
Our Lady of Lourdes - 14 St. Thomas More - 2
   
OFSAA Bowl Championship Game
 Friday November 28 @ 12:45 PM
 Assumption -  Assumption - 

 

Game #9 - SWOSSAA vs YRAA
Semi Final Games
SWOSSAA YRAA

 

 

-- --
 

 

 
   
SWOSSAA Championship Game YRAA Championship Game

Friday November 21

 

W.F. Herman (Windsor) - 32

Bill Crothers - 
Sarnia Northern - 0 Huron Heights - 
   
OFSAA Bowl Championship Game
 Friday November 28 @ 3:30 PM
 W.F. Herman  -  Bill Crothers SS - 

 


MCMASTER UNIVERSITY - HAMILTON

 

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26

Game # 1 @ 10:00 -  Sir Allan MacNab (SOSSA) VS Chaminade College (TDCAA)
 webcast on the ofsaa football website

Game # 2 @ 12:45 - A.N. Myer (SOSSA) VS Adam Scott CVI (COSSA)
webcast on the ofsaa football website

Game # 3 @ 3:30 - Richview (TDSSAA) VS Frontenac SS (EOSSAA)
 webcast on the ofsaa football website

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27

Game # 1 @ 10:00 - Superior Heights (NOSSA) VS St. Joan of Arc (GBSSA)
webcast on the ofsaa football website

Game # 2 @ 12:45 - Holy Trinity (GHAC) VS St. Peter CSS (NCSSAA) 
Cable 14 - Hamilton, Cogeco, Source and Rogers community channels province-wide

Game # 3 @ 3:30 - A.B. Lucas (WOSSAA) VS Paul Dwyer CHS (LOSSA) 
Cable 14 - Hamilton, Cogeco, Source and Rogers community channels province-wide

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28

Game # 1 @ 10:00 - Lorne Park (ROPSSAA) VS St. Ignatius (NWOSSAA)
webcast on the ofsaa football website

Game # 2 @ 12:45 - Assumption (CWOSSA) VS Assumption (GHAC) 
Cable 14 - Hamilton, Cogeco, Source and Rogers community channels province-wide

Game # 3 @ 3:30 -  W.F. Herman (SWOSSAA) VS Bill Crothers (YRAA) 
Cable 14 - Hamilton, Cogeco, Source and Rogers community channels province-wide

OFSAA Character Athlete Nominations Due Nov.17!

Thursday, November, 13, 2014

Character Athlete Award

Twice a year, OFSAA awards the Character Athlete Award to two recipients (one male, one female) who embody OFSAA’s values of leadership, commitment, equity, respect and sportsmanship. 

The Character Athletes will be profiled in our Bulletin magazine, on our website, and in our Enewsletter. They will also receive a plaque from OFSAA, commemorating this accomplishment.

Fall OFSAA Character Athlete nominations are due Monday, November 17

To nominate one of your student-athletes for the Character Athlete Award, please fill out the application form and submit it online.

Direct any questions to;

Devin Gray, OFSAA Communications Coordinator
devin@ofsaa.on.ca
Fax: 416-426-7317

Please include as much information as possible about your student-athlete.  Specifically their school and community involvement, and how they exemplify OFSAA’s values.

Past Recipients

Link - More OFSAA Awards

OFSAA Girls' Field Hockey

Monday, November, 10, 2014

2014 Field Hockey Championship Details

GIRLS' FIELD HOCKEY (GHAC) WEBSITE

FINAL RESULTS

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Gold Medal

Resurrection CSS 4
Bluevale CI 0

Bronze Medal

Nelson HS 2
Saltfleet DHS 0

Semifinal

Resurrection CSS 1
Nelson HS 0

Semifinal

Bluevale CI 2
Saltfleet DHS 1
Photos added to OFSAA Facebook page!

Thursday November 6th - Saturday November 8th, Burlington 
Convenors: Andrew Brennan & Geoff Sheppard
P: 905-878-0575 F: 905-878-7500
brennana@hdsb.ca
sheppardge@hdsb.ca 

Follow us on Twitter @OFSAAFH2014

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