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Follow OFSAA Championships on Twitter

Tuesday, May, 13, 2014

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

Lynn Kelman receives Syl Apps Award

Tuesday, April, 29, 2014

Lynn Kelman, past president of OFSAA, recently received the Syl Apps Award in recognition of her volunteer contributions to school sport in Ontario.  The award was presented by Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport at the Ontario Sport Awards ceremony in April.
 
Lynn has been an educator for 32 years and is currently the principal at Banting Memorial High School in Alliston.  She has been very involved in school sport, volunteering at the school, local, and provincial levels.  Lynn has taken on many roles over the years including coach, association representative, committee member, and committee chair, as well as OFSAA vice president, president and past president.  

During her tenure Lynn has displayed outstanding leadership, always working for fair and equitable competition for the student-athletes.

Please join the OFSAA family in congratulating Lynn on the recognition she has deservedly earned.

Character Athlete Award nominations due May 12

Friday, April, 25, 2014

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. 

OFSAA's Character Athlete Award winners in the Fall of 2013 were Jared Salmond and Madison Whittet.

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 to commemorate this accomplishment.

Winter/ Spring OFSAA Character Athlete nominations are due Monday, May 12

To nominate one of your student-athletes for the Character Athlete Award, please fill out the application form and fax or email it 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

Art of Coaching Volleyball clinic series

Tuesday, April, 22, 2014
Attention Volleyball Coaches!

The 2014 Art of Coaching Volleyball clinic series is coming to Ontario May 31 - June 1.

Volleyball coaches across the province are encouraged to take this opportunity to learn from some of the best volleyball coaches gathered from across North America.

With over 20 sessions to choose from, the 2014 clinic hosted by York University can help coaches learn new drills and techniques, offensive and defensive systems, injury prevention, and much more.

The Art of Coaching Volleyball course also counts towards those hours of professional development required by Volleyball Canada for all NCCP-certified coaches. Don't miss this professional development opportunity!

 

More on the Art of Coaching Volleyball, courses available, and registration information for the 2014 Clinic Series is available on their website.

For the direct link to the registration page for the 2014 Clinic in Ontario, please click here.

Nominations for Colin Hood Award due April 30

Thursday, April, 17, 2014

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.

Nominations are due by April 30th!

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.

Download the nomination form!

Past Recipients

OFSAA Gymnastics Championship Results 2014

Wednesday, April, 9, 2014

The 2014 OFSAA Gymnastics Championships took place in Peterborough, April 7-8 and brought close to 400 student-athletes together to compete in Vault, Beam, Bars, and Floor routines as well as Sport Aerobics. Congrats to all who participated in the OFSAA experience!

Visit the OFSAA Gymnastics website

DATE: April 7th - 8th, 2014

Results

Vault

Level 1 - Emily McCluskey, Banting (GBSSA) - 11.35
Level 2 - 
Aima Ohiwerei, Ridley College (CISAA) - 11.45
Level 3 - 
Jamie Pardo, General Amherst (SWOSSAA) - 11.3
Level 4 - 
Bailey Meraw, Bayside (COSSA) - 11.4
Level 5 - Jena Li, Napanee (EOSSAA) - 12
Level 6 - Jennifer Drane, Lockerby (NOSSA) - 13.15 

Bars

Level 1 - Taylor-Lynn Ross, WHSS (CWOSSA) - 11.5
Level 2 - 
Kailyn Maracle, Moira (COSSA) - 11.4
Level 3 - Isabelle Wilson, KDSS (CWOSSA) - 11.325
Level 4 - Chantal Labelle, College Notre Dame (NOSSA) - 11.275
Level 5 - Jena Li, Napanee (EOSSAA) - 11.875
Level 6 - Sara Carlton, 
Nottawasaga Pines (GBSSA) - 13.1

Beam

Level 1 - Crystal MacDonald, Moira (COSSA) - 10.85
Level 2 - Victoria Armstrong, Moira (COSSA) - 11.3
Level 3 - Carly White, Marymount (NOSSA) - 11.3
Level 4 - Hannah Daniel, St. Anne's (SWOSSA) - 11.4
Level 5 - Lindsey Marck, SMHS Owen Sounde (CWOSSA) - 12.125
Level 6 - 
Lauren Kesseler, Jean Vanier (SOSSA) - 13.5

Floor

Level 1 - Ariel McDonald, Toronto French School (CISAA) - 11.6
Level 2 - Kailyn Maracle, Moira (COSSA) - 11.7
Level 3 - Ashleigh Sternberg, Ridley College (CISAA) - 11.55
Level 4 - Forest Maracle, Napanee (EOSSA) - 11.675
Level 5 - Allanah Waller, SMHS Owen Sounde (CWOSSA) - 12.475
Level 6 - Abby Bolton, Ridgeway (SOSSA) - 13.55

Sport Aerobics

Novice - Toronto French School (CISAA) - 21.7
Open - College Notre Dame (NOSSA) - 22.7 

FULL RESULTS AVAILABLE HERE

Convenors: 
Kathy Garvey kathrynegarvey@gmail.com 705-742-3781
Liz Kuipers ekuipers@pvnccdsb.on.ca 705-745-1358

OFSAA Curling Championship Results

Saturday, March, 22, 2014

Girls' Curling
Wed-Sat, March 19-22
Brampton

Visit the Championship Website
  • GOLD MEDALLISTS - Marymount Academy (NOSSA)
  • SILVER MEDALLISTS - Brockville C.I. (EOSSAA)
  • BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Parry Sound H.S. (GBSSA)
  • ANTIQUE BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Markham D.H.S. (YRAA)

 

Boys' Curling
Wed-Sat, March 19-22
North Bay

Visit the Championship Website
  • GOLD MEDALLISTS - Central Huron S.S. (WOSSAA)
  • SILVER MEDALLISTS - St. Michael C.H.S. (EOSSAA)
  • BRONZE MEDALLISTS - St. Maximilian Kolbe C.S.S. (YRAA)
  • ANTIQUE BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Bradford D.H.S. (GBSSA)

 

Congratulations to all student-athletes who competed in OFSAA Championships!

OFSAA Hockey Championship Results

Friday, March, 21, 2014

Girls' Hockey
Tues-Fri, March 18-21
Sudbury

AAA/AAAA Championship Website
  • GOLD MEDALLISTS - Saltfleet DHS (SOSSA)
  • SILVER MEDALLISTS - Holy Cross SS (EOSSAA)
  • BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Medway HS (WOSSAA)
  • ANTIQUE BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Centennial C&VI (CWOSSA)
  • CONSOLATION CHAMPIONS - Bill Crothers SS (YRAA)
A/AA Championship Website
  • GOLD MEDALLISTS - Esp Louis Riel (NCSSAA)
  • SILVER MEDALLISTS - St Michael CSS (WOSSAA)
  • BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Appleby College (CISAA)
  • ANTIQUE BRONZE MEDALLISTS - St Theresa (COSSA)
  • CONSOLATION CHAMPIONS - Es Embrun (EOSSAA)

 

Boys' Hockey
Tues-Fri, March 18-21
Burlington/Oakville

AAA/AAAA Championship Website
  • GOLD MEDALLISTS - St Michael's College (CISAA)
  • SILVER MEDALLISTS - St. Mary CSS (LOSSA)
  • BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Orangeville DSS (CWOSSA)
  • ANTIQUE BRONZE MEDALLISTS - St. Elizabeth CHS (YRAA)
A/AA Championship Website
  • GOLD MEDALLISTS - London South CI (WOSSAA)
  • SILVER MEDALLISTS - Appleby College (CISAA)
  • BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Haliburton Highlands SS (COSSA)
  • ANTIQUE BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Robert F Hall CSS (ROPSSAA)

Lincoln M. Alexander Award available

Wednesday, March, 19, 2014

Nominate young Ontarians contributing to the elimination of racial discrimination by going to the Government of Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration website and completing the application form. 

The form can be downloaded or completed online at the link above and is due before the May 31st deadline.

Schools and especially sports in schools foster an inclusive environment of education and achievement on and off the field of play with a diverse collection of peers. Organize a nomination if somebody you know has been especially inclusive.

The Lincoln M. Alexander Award honours youth who have demonstrated leadership in eliminating racial discrimination in Ontario. The award was first given in 1993.

Three awards are given each year: two student awards and one community award.

Recipients receive a personalized certificate as well as a $5,000 cash award.

The award is named after the late Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, who was the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, serving from 1985 – 1991. He was the first member of a minority group to serve as a Lieutenant Governor in any province in Canada.

Contact

Email: ontariohonoursandawards@ontario.ca

Phone: 416-314-7526
Toll-free: 1-877-832-8622
TTY: 416-327-2391

Mail:    Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor 
Toronto, ON
M7A 2R9

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