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Character Athlete Awards 2019 - 2020 OFSAA Championship
WINTER 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS                                   SPRING 2019

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                        EDUCATION THROUGH SCHOOL SPORT
                 LE SPORT SCOLAIRE : UN ENTRAINEMENT POUR LA VIE
Character Athlete Awards 2019 - 2020 OFSAA Championship
Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations
305 Milner Avenue, Suite 207 Toronto, Ontario M1B 3V4                                            Website: www.ofsaa.on.ca
Phone: (416) 426-7391
Publications Mail Agreement Number: 40050378
STAFF
Executive Director                        Doug Gellatly                    P:   416.426.7438              doug@ofsaa.on.ca
Sport Manager                             Shamus Bourdon                   P:   416.426.7440              shamus@ofsaa.on.ca
Program Manager                           Denise Perrier                   P:   416.426.7436              denise@ofsaa.on.ca
Communications Coordinator                Pat Park                         P:   416.426.7437              pat@ofsaa.on.ca
Operations Coordinator                    Beth Hubbard                     P:   416.426.7439              beth@ofsaa.on.ca
Sport Coordinator                         Peter Morris                     P:   905.826.0706              morrisis@sympatico.ca
Sport Coordinator                         Jim Barbeau                      P:   613.962.0148              jim@ofsaa.on.ca
Sport Coordinator                         Brian Riddell                    P:   416.904.6796              brian@ofsaa.on.ca

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
President                      Jennifer Knox, Kenner CI                    P:   705.743.2181              jennifer_knox@kprdsb.ca
Past President                 Ian Press, Bayside SS                       P:   613.966.2922              ipress@hpedsb.on.ca
Vice President                 Nick Rowe, Etobicoke CI                     P:   416.394.7840              nick.rowe@tdsb.on.ca
Metro Region                   Eva Roser, Blessed Cardinal Newman          P:   416.393.5519              eva.roser@tcdsb.org
East Region                    Kendra Read, All Saints HS                  P:   613.271.4254 x 5          kendra.read@ocsb.ca
West Region                    Michele Van Bargen, Strathroy DCI           P:   519.245.8488              m.vanbargen@tvdsb.ca
South Region                   Rob Thompson, St Aloysius Gonzaga           P:   905.820.3900              rob.thompson@dpcdsb.org
Central Region                 Shawn Morris, Stephen Lewis SS              P:   905.326.7994              shawn.morris@yrdsb.ca
North Region                   Tim Lowe, ES Algonquin                      P:   705.472.8240              lowet@franco-nord.ca
CODE                           Jamie McKinnon, Bruce-Grey CDSB             P:   519.364.5820              jamie_mckinnon@bgcdsb.org
CODE                           Jim Costello, Lambton Kent DSB              P:   519.336.1500              costelji@lkdsb.net
CODE                           André Blais, CSC Monavenir                  P:   416.397.6564              ablais@cscmonavenir.ca
Member-at-Large                Linda de Jeu                                P:   705.927.8605              lindadejeu@gmail.com
Member-at-Large                Barry Mutrie                                P:   519.270.4461              barry.cwossa@gmail.com

REPRESENTATIVES’ COUNCIL
CISAA                          Fraser Bertram, Crescent School             P:   416.449.2556              fbertram@crescentschool.org
                               Ashley Willis, Toronto Montessori Schools   P:   907.780.1002              awillis@tmsschool.ca
COSSA                          Brian Poste, North Hastings DHS             P:   613.332.1220              bposte@hpedsb.on.ca
                               Leslie Creeden, IE Weldon SS                P:   705.324.3585   x 19017    leslie.creeden@tldsb.on.ca
CWOSSA                         Johnny Forte, Cameron Heights CI            P:   519.578.8330              johnny_forte@wrdsb.ca
                               Pamela Robinson, Simcoe Composite           P:   519.426.4664   x 501240   pamela.robinson@granderie.ca
EOSSAA                         Suchetan James, Frontenac SS.               P:   613.389.2130              jamess@limestone.on.ca
                               Tammy Bovaird, Notre Dame CHS               P:   613.253.4700              tammy.bovaird@cdsbeo.on.ca
GBSSA                          Val Hargreaves, Eastview SS                 P:   705.728.1321              vhargreaves@scdsb.on.ca
                               Steve Porter, Barrie North CI               P:   705.726.1846              sporter@scdsb.on.ca
GHAC                           Mark Freeman, Notre Dame CSS                P:   905.335.1544              freemanm@hcdsb.org
                               Carolyn Mossey, St. Jean de Brebeuf SS      P:   905.388.7020              mosseyc@hwcdsb.on.ca
LOSSA                          Brad White, Ajax HS                         P:   905.683.1610              brad_white@ddsb.ca
                               Linda Correia, Dunbarton HS                 P:   905.839.1125              Linda_correia@ddsb.ca
NCSSAA                         Sean Clancy, Gloucester HS                  P:   613.745.7176              sean.clancy@ocdsb.ca
                               Kendra Read, All Saints CHS                 P:   613.271.4254              kendra.read@ocsb.ca
NEOAA                          John Elliott, Timmins HS                    P:   705.361.1411              john.elliott@dsb1.ca
                               Anita Anderson, Englehart HS                P:   705.544.2337              anita.anderson@dsb1.ca
NOSSA                          Tim Lowe, ES Algonquin                      P:   705.472.8240              lowet@franco-nord.ca
                               Kim Chezzi, Lively District SS              P:   705.692.3671              chezzik@rainbowschools.com
NWOSSAA                        David McCallum, Westgate CVI                P:   807.577.4251              david_mccallum@lakeheadschools.ca
                               Janine Lavoie, Queen Elizabeth DHS          P:   807.737.3500              janine.lavoie@kpdsb.on.ca
ROPSSAA                        Rob Thompson, St Aloysius Gonzaga           P:   905.820.3900              rob.thompson@dpcdsb.org
                               Kelly Gouveia, Fletcher’s Meadow            P:   905.495.2675   x 424      kelly.gouveia@peelsb.com
SOSSA                          Bob Gardiner, Dundas Valley SS              P:   905.628.2203              rgardine@hwdsb.on.ca
                               Jill Stiefelmeyer, Governor Simcoe SS       P:   905.934.4006              jill.stiefelmeyer@dsbn.org
SWOSSAA                        James Clarke, John McGregor                 P:   519.354.1740   x 11655    james.clarke@lkdsb.net
                               Stacey Ditchfield, St. Anne Catholic HS     P:   519.727.8908              Stacey_ditchfield@wecdsb.on.ca
TDCAA                          Paul Solarski, Brebeuf College              P:   416.393.5508              paul.solarski@tcdsb.org
                               Eva Roser, Blessed Cardinal Newman          P:   416.393.5519              eva.roser@tcdsb.org
TDSSAA                         George Kourtis, Toronto DSB                 P:   416.396.6000              george.kourtis@tdsb.on.ca
                               Chris Reid, Lawrence Park CI                P:   416.393.9500   x 20030    chris.reid@tdsb.on.ca
                               Jacquie Doggett, Weston CI                  P:   416.394.3250   x 20032    Jacqueline.doggett@tdsb.on.ca
                               Tin-Gee Wong, Birchmount Park CI            P:   416.396.6704   x 20247    tin-gee.wong@tdsb.on.ca
WOSSAA                         Tim Clayton, Mother Teresa CSS              P:   519.675.4433              tclayton@ldcsb.ca
                               Michele Van Bargen, Strathroy DCI           P:   519.245.8488              m.vanbargen@tvdsb.ca
YRAA                           Shawn Morris, Stephen Lewis SS              P:   905.326.7994              shawn.morris@yrdsb.ca
                               Liana Williams, Milliken Mills HS           P:   905.477.0072              liana.williams@yrdsb.ca
ADVISORS
Ministry of Education          Steve Soroko                                P: 416.816.9078                steve.soroko@ontario.ca
Ministry of Tourism, Culture   Marie Dannhaeuser                           P: 416.327.6141                marie.dannhaeuser@ontario.ca
and Sport
Character Athlete Awards 2019 - 2020 OFSAA Championship
Contents




   28                                                                                                                                 35
Past President Letter..........................................2        EVENTS
OFSAA NEWS                                                              2019-20 OFSAA Championship Calendar                             22-23

Age Classifications 2019-20..............................3              CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Transfer Appeal Meeting Dates 2019-20............3
                                                                        Badminton........................................................24
OFSAA Social Spotlight.....................................3
                                                                        Boys’ A Basketball.............................................25
News From The AGM........................................4
                                                                        Boys’ AA Basketball...........................................26
CIAAA...............................................................4
                                                                        Boys’ AAA Basketball.........................................27
Presidents Renew Acquaintances At AGM...........5
                                                                        Curling.............................................................28-29
OFSAA Hires New Sport Coordinator.................5
                                                                        Boys’ A/AA Hockey............................................30
OFSAA Try Day..................................................6
                                                                        Boys’ AAA Hockey.............................................31
School Board Presentations...............................7
                                                                        Girls’ A/AA Hockey...........................................32
OFSAA Spirit.....................................................7
Coaching in Ontario Schools (CIOS) .................8                   Girls’ AAA Hockey.. ..........................................33
                                                                        Alpine Skiing.....................................................34
Support OFSAA’s School Sport Sponsors............9
                                                                        Nordic Skiing....................................................35
The OFSAA Experience......................................10-11
                                                                        Swimming.........................................................36-38
2019 OFSAA Conference Recap .......................12-13
                                                                        Girls’ A Volleyball..............................................39
Meeting The Minister.........................................14
                                                                        Girls’ AA Volleyball............................................40
Peter Morris Q&A..............................................15-17
                                                                        Girls’ AAA Volleyball.........................................41
                                                                        Wrestling..........................................................42-44
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
2018-19 Pete Beach Award Winners..................18                    PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS
2019-20 OFSAA Alumni Scholarships................18                     Front Cover – Gerry Angus (Spectro Photography)
Character Athlete Awards 2018-19...................19                   Back Cover – Greg Cowan (The Owen Sound Sun Times)
Thank You For Your Dedication..........................20
Ontario Volunteer Service Awards.....................20


FESTIVAL RESULTS
Snowboarding...................................................21
                                                                                                       Thank you to the Ontario Ministry
                                                                                                       of Tourism, Culture and Sport and
                                                                                                       the Ministry of Education for their
                                                                                                       generous contributions and support.



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Ian Press is completing his term on the OFSAA executive council this June after serving for the past six years. He joined
    OFSAA as vice president in 2013, then moved into the president’s position in 2015, and finally past president in 2017.

    Ian has provided sound leadership to the organization during his tenure, and is known for his insightful thoughts and
    creative ideas. He is currently the principal of Bayside Secondary School in Belleville, and has spent his entire career
    involved in many aspects of school sport, while understanding the important role it plays in a young person’s development.

    We thank Ian for the many hours of volunteer time he has given to OFSAA and for his commitment to providing opportunities
    to student-athletes.


    A Word from Ian Press, OFSAA Past President
                                I have been very fortunate to      opportunity to experience the benefits of school sport.
                                be involved with the OFSAA         It is an exciting area of growth to complement our
                                organization throughout my         already extremely successful programs.
                                educational career. From
                                                                   I wish to thank the OFSAA staff and executive for their
                                my time as a young coach to
                                                                   support and guidance over the last six years. Their
                                my most recent involvement
                                                                   commitment, passion and dedication is second to
                                as part of the executive
                                                                   none. I can honestly say that they are one of the most
                                council, I have thoroughly
                                                                   effective and most enjoyable groups of people I have
                                enjoyed my time working
                                                                   ever worked with.
                                with OFSAA. It has been
                                a fantastic learning and           I wish everyone at OFSAA continued success and many
                                leadership experience.             more years of providing direction and leadership to the
                                                                   student-athletes of this province.
    OFSAA’s philosophy of “Education Through School
    Sport” is one that has education as the ultimate goal.
    This is what makes high school sport unique and it is
    also what makes it so valuable. I strongly believe in high
    school sport and the special opportunities it provides
    for students, coaches, families and communities. Some
    of my most valuable experiences have occurred as a
    result of high school sport.

    The part of OFSAA that I will miss the most is also
    the most important part of OFSAA – The People. I
    have always been amazed at how so many diverse
    individuals, who are spread across a vast geography,
    can collectively work together to effectively provide
    so many positive opportunities and experiences for
    students, year after year. The OFSAA organization
    is very strong but the grassroots passion and belief
    in school sport is even stronger. It is what drives the
    whole organization and it will continue to allow OFSAA
    to overcome any challenges that lay ahead.

    I look forward to seeing the implementation of the new
    initiatives from OFSAA’s strategic plan, specifically the
    Participation Task Force. I truly believe the concept of
    the OFSAA Regional Event #justplay has tremendous
    potential to provide more and more students the                       Ian Press with OFSAA President Jennifer Knox


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OFSAA NEWS
  Age Classifications for the                                       2019-20 Transfer Appeal
  2019-20 School Year                                               Meeting Dates
  For the 2019-20 school year, a Novice (formerly  classified
  as “Midget”) will be born in 2005 or later and may only           Meeting Date            Deadline for Applications
  compete at OFSAA in the Novice category for one year              Thurs. Oct. 3, 2019     Mon. Sept. 23, 2019
  in Grade 9. A Junior will be born in 2004 or 2005 and a           Thurs.Oct. 31, 2019     Wed. Oct. 16, 2019
  Senior will be born in 2000 or later.                             Tues. Dec.10, 2019      Mon. Nov. 25, 2019
  1999 or earlier		        Ineligible                               Thurs. Feb. 20, 2020    Wed. Feb. 5, 2020
  2000                     Senior                                   Thurs. April 16, 2020   Wed. April 1, 2020
  2001                     Senior                                   To appeal to an Association decision,
  2002                     Senior                                   please call the OFSAA office and give the
  2003                     Senior                                   name of the student and school, as well as
  2004/05                  Junior                                   the name of the principal. Please see the
  2005                     Novice                                   deadline dates posted above.
  How old was the student on January 1, 2019?                       A letter will be sent to the student, c/o
                                                                    the principal, stating the date, time and
  Years of eligibility
                                                                    location of the appeal hearing. The letter
  Coaches and students are reminded that students are               will outline what information the student
  eligible for no more than five consecutive years from date        must provide prior to the meeting date.
  of entry into Grade 9. There is no appeal to this rule.




OFSAA Social Spotlight
Keep up to date with OFSAA news, photos, videos, championship information, scholarships, conferences,
and much more, by following OFSAA on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, SnapChat and YouTube!




       /OFSAA            @OFSAA         /company/OFSAA          @OFSAAGRAM          RealOFSAA               /OFSAA
Follow individual championship results with live updates from OFSAA Championship twitter accounts.
Updates and pics right from the source!
@OFSAASnow                    @OFSAABadmnton                    @OFSAABaseball                  @OFSAABasketball
@OFSAAXC                      @OFSAACurling                     @OFSAAGirlsFH                   @OFSAALacrosse
@OFSAAFootball                @OFSAAGolf                        @OFSAABoyHockey                 @OFSAAGirlHockey
@OFSAABoySoccer               @OFSAAGirlSoccer                  @OFSAARugby                     @OFSAASwimming
@OFSAATennis                  @OFSAATrack                       @OFSAAVBall                     @OFSAAWrestling


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News from the AGM
    Volleyball Tie-Breaker                                  Ultimate Festival Confirmed For The Fall Of 2019
    Attention Volleyball Coaches: The volleyball tie-
                                                            The OFSAA Executive Council met on May 7 and
    breaker was updated and will be in place for the
                                                            determined that the 2019-2020 OFSAA Ultimate
    2019-2020 boys’ and girls’ championships.
                                                            Festival will take place over a period of two days
    The volleyball playing regulations will be updated on   between October 31st and November 2nd, 2019.
    the OFSAA website in September.                         Currently OFSAA is looking for a host school for
                                                            the 2019 Ultimate Festival and applications will be
                                                            accepted until June 14, 2019 at noon. Please share
    Age Classification Change                               with Ultimate coaches in your area and have them
                                                            contact Shamus Bourdon, OFSAA’s Manager of Sport,
    A change in terminology was made to the age
                                                            (shamus@ofsaa.on.ca) if anyone is interested in
    classification policy. This change affects the midget
                                                            hosting.
    category which will be termed “novice” beginning
    next year.



                                                                           Canadian
                                                                           Interscholastic
                                                                           Athletic
                                                                           Administrators
                                                                           Association –
                                                                           CIAAA




                                                                           This is a joint venture between OFSAA
                                                                           and the Canadian Interscholastic Athletic
                                                                           Administrators Association that promotes,
                                                                           supports and trains existing and aspiring
                                                                           Athletic Directors/Coordinators.
                                                                           Check out the CIAAA website at www.
                                                                           ciaaa.ca or if you are interested in hosting
                                                                           a course in your area, please contact
                                                                           Denise Perrier at denise@ofsaa.on.ca or
                                                                           416-426-7436.




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OFSAA NEWS
    Presidents Renew Acquaintances At AGM
    The OFSAA Annual General Meeting took place on April 11 and 12 in Richmond Hill. The two days
    of meetings provided the unique opportunity to have OFSAA Presidents, past and present, on hand
    for the event. Thank you to each president for your many years of leadership and commitment to
    school sport!




    Pictured: Left to right - Andy Martinson, Tracey Parish, Marg McGill, Jennifer Knox (current president), Martin
    Ritsma, Ian Press.




OFSAA Hires New Sport Coordinator
                     Tim Larry of Trenton is OFSAA’s           director of operations of the 2017 Championship. He
                     new part-time sport coordinator           also hosted countless other competitions throughout
                     and replaces Peter Morris who             the years, and has served in various volunteer
                     is retiring at the end of the             executive positions in high school athletics, including
                     2018-19 school year. Tim will             president of COSSA and association representative
                     be responsible for managing               to OFSAA for six years.
                     cross country and track and field,
                                                               On a personal note, Tim has been married to Nikki
                     as well as the Brian Maxwell
                                                               for 27 years and they have two children: Jakob (22)
                     Scholarship program. Two other
                                                               who is studying math at Queen’s and Kate (19)
                     sports will also be added to his
                                                               who has completed her first year of kiniseology at
portfolio prior to September.
                                                               Western. Track and field seems to be a passion that
Tim retired from teaching in 2014 after spending               runs in the family as Jakob and Kate both competed
his entire career at East Northumberland Secondary             at the OFSAA Championships, and Nikki teaches
School in Brighton. He has extensive experience                and coaches in the elementary school system.
in school sport, particularly with cross country and
                                                               We are fortunate to be able to draw from Tim’s
track and field, including serving as co-convenor of
                                                               experience and knowledge, and we welcome him to
the 2002 OFSAA Track and Field Championship and
                                                               the OFSAA team. He can be reached at tim@ofsaa.on.ca.



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2018-19
                      Fun...Fitness...Challenges...Leadership




    Over 140 secondary schools across Ontario again enhanced their physical activity programs with an exciting TRY
    Day event. Approximately 1200 student leaders honed their skills and helped organize and conduct these fun
    programs. More than 15,000 students directly benefitted from a new sport or physical activity, many who had not
    previously participated in physical activity. Most TRY Day events provided new equipment so schools can sustain
    the activity for years to come so that more young people may benefit in the future.
    Thanks to the Ministry of Education’s TRY Day grant, school programs can adapt to demographic changes, provide
    more inclusive programs, and enable as many students as possible to be active.
    Watch the OFSAA website for news of future grants!




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OFSAA NEWS
School Board Presentations
Over the past 10 months, OFSAA’s Advocacy Committee has spearheaded a challenging “awareness
presentation project” in collaboration with the 18 regional Associations across Ontario.
This initiative involved Association Representatives reaching out and scheduling in-person presentations
to the Boards of Education in their respective regions. The purpose of carrying out the presentation is to
promote the importance and value of high school sport at the local level. OFSAA has supplied an informative
video that is the focal point of the presentations. The inclusion of student-athletes and teacher-coaches in the
presentations has been impactful.
It is the hope of the Advocacy Committee that these presentations within local districts will lead to more
dialogue and more avenues to improve the situation for the students and coaches involved in high school
sport.
Here are just a couple of examples of the tremendous work being done on this project by teachers and
students:
Brian Poste, Association Representative of COSSA         Adam Noack, Renfrew Collegiate, EOSSAA (Eastern
(Central Ontario Secondary Schools Association)          Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association)




                                 OFSAA SPIRIT!




Nordic Skiing (Duntroon)                                  Boys’ AAA Hockey (Barrie)


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Coaching in
                               Ontario Schools
                               (CIOS)
                               CIOS is a program developed by the
                               Coaching Association of Canada and
                               the Ontario Federation of School Athletic
                               Associations to give teacher-coaches and
                               community volunteers the special skill-
                               set they need to coach effectively in the
                               school environment. CIOS also provides 3
                               PD points to maintain NCCP certification.

                               Let’s look to educate more volunteers,
                               teachers and coaches about OFSAA and
                               we can do that through the CIOS! If you
                               are interested in hosting a CIOS workshop
                               at your school (this course is offered in
                               both English & French), please contact
                               Denise Perrier at denise@ofsaa.on.ca or
                               416-426-7436.




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OFSAA NEWS
Please Support OFSAA’s School Sport Sponsors
OFSAA is fortunate to have several companies supporting school sport in Ontario. Official equipment has been play-
tested and endorsed by experienced teacher-coaches. Please support these sponsors by using their products.

Cross Country and Track and Field                          Volleyball
Nike                                                       Baden
Official sponsor                                           • Official volleyball of OFSAA:
                                                                Baden VCOR,
Badminton
                                                           Rugby
Yonex
                                                           Monilex
• Official racquet of OFSAA:B500,
    B600 DF, B7000 DF+                                     •   Official supplier of rugby balls of
                                                               OFSAA
•   Official shuttlecocks of OFSAA:
    Mavis 350, Mavis 300, Mavis 7                          Soccer
                                                           Molten
Black Knight
                                                           • Official soccer ball of OFSAA:
• Official badminton eyewear
                                                               Molten F5G 4800 official game
    provider of OFSAA
                                                               ball
Football
                                                           Accommodations
Baden
                                                           InnVest Hotels
• Official footballs of OFSAA:
                                                           • Official hotel partner of OFSAA
    F7000L & F9C

Basketball                                                 Character Athlete Award
Molten                                                     Jostens
• Official basketball of OFSAA:                            • Official sponsorl of OFSAA
    GG-X Series




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THE OFSAA EXPERIENCE
     The 2019 Girls’ Curling Championship was won by the team from W.C. Eaket Secondary School in Blind River. Current
     enrollment at the school stands at 145 students. The team consisted of Abby Hagger (Lead), Mya Smith (Skip), Athena
     Moffatt (Second), Avah Olsen (Vice), Scott Smith (Honorary Fifth & Assistant Coach) and Amanda McDonald (Coach).
     Here is a first-person account of their memorable OFSAA Experience in March in North Bay.


     Our OFSAA Curling Journey
     By Mya Smith
                                                                 right side of her body, she had another surgery coming
                                                                 her way to remove the rest of the cancerous tumor.
                                                                 Abby endured countless rounds of chemotherapy,
                                                                 numerous weeks of radiation, as well as physiotherapy,
                                                                 occupational therapy, and speech therapy, before she
                                                                 was finally able to return home. Back at home, we were
                                                                 all still worried sick about her. Knowing that this was
                                                                 her third time with cancer and the statistics of cancer
                                                                 survivors, we were all praying like crazy for our girl.
                                                                 Abby is such a strong woman, but what kept her going
                                                                 in the hospital was something that her mother said
                                                                 that truly inspired all of us too. “Do you ever want to
                                                                 throw a curling rock again?” This was Abby’s constant
                                                                 motivation through her recovery. Curling is a sport that
                                                                 brings Abby tremendous joy, but beyond that, it is a part
                                                                 of who she is, and it truly inspired her and her recovery.
                                                                 We are all beyond grateful that Abby fought like crazy,
                                                                 kicked cancer’s butt and came home to us. Abby is the
                                                                 type of player that makes our team strong and persistent
                                                                 in our pursuits. Never once, have we ever given up
                                                                 during any of our games. While at OFSAA, we would
                                                                 look around the rink and see other teams and players
                                                                 getting distressed about their teammates’ missed shots,
     Avah Olsen and Mya Smith, Age 13                            but our team was always so supportive. This foundation
                                                                 of constant support and trust is what helped us succeed,
     Our curling journey truly began back in elementary          even in the toughest of moments.
     school, when we were first introduced to the sport at
                                                                 We believe curling is a game of mental toughness, trust,
     a very young age. We not only met at the curling club,
                                                                 and superstition. Trust plays a big role in the game.
     but we grew up side-by-side playing the sport we have
                                                                 Once you lose trust in the ice your playing on, your skip,
     grown to love. Being able to share this experience with
                                                                 your sweepers, or yourself, you have lost the game.
     each other has made it that much more memorable. To
                                                                 Mentally, there is so much strategy involved in the game
     quote former Olympic curling champion, Brad Jacobs,
                                                                 of curling as a whole, but also within each shot ever
     “Curling is our healthy obsession.”
                                                                 thrown. We believe, if you get down on yourself or others
     Our journey has not been without setbacks or challenges.
     Our lead, Abby Hagger, is a fierce competitor, but she
     is also a tenacious fighter away from the rink. Abby was
     first diagnosed with cancer, stage four neuroblastoma,
     when she was four. After being in remission for a few
     years, she had a relapse. She survived the relapse and
     was cancer free for about five years. Then, October
     15th, 2015 came. We found out, after she collapsed
     in her house, that Abby had a tumor in her brain. She
     was flown to Ottawa for emergency surgery. During the
     surgery, there was a lot of stress put on her body so the
     doctors decided to put her in a medically induced coma
     for a week so her heart could recover. When Abby
     woke up, not only was she unable to move the whole


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OFSAA NEWS
about missed shots or opportunities, your team and           a team, but also as individual people. The trust that
your game will likely suffer. We believe that we can         we have built over the years and the friendships we
attribute much of our success to our ability to stay         have developed are unbreakable. Not only did we
calm in stressful situations and trust our sweepers’         make friendships that will last a lifetime, we became
judgement with every shot. Curling is such a team            a curling family. As a curling family, we learned
sport, but has many individual components. Every             responsibility, organization, and time management.
person on the team plays a special role in each rock         Missing numerous days of classes is hard, especially
played. We believe, as a team, we have the utmost            when you are in your senior years of high school, but
respect for each other in all aspects of the game and        that did not stop us from taking care of our priorities
that has allowed us to develop an unbreakable bond.          as student-athletes. As our journey continued, we
 Just like many other sports, curling for us, involves       learned how to get all of our homework done and
many pre-game rituals, which allowed us to stay              handed in on time, even when we were on the road.
confident and mentally prepared for each game at             Being a student-athlete and achieving success in both
OFSAA. Over the last few years, some people may              athletics and academics is very important to all of us.
say these rituals have evolved into superstitions,           We would not trade this experience for anything else
but we think these superstitions were the key to us          in the entire world and will cherish our memories
staying loose and relaxed heading into big games             forever. Our coach encouraged us each step of the
or moments. Like hockey players in playoffs on a             way to take in every single moment at OFSAA – such
winning streak, we changed nothing about what we             as the atmosphere at the rink, the banquet, the
did during our week at OFSAA. For example, we had            sweaters, the road trip, the fourth end breaks, and the
the same thing for breakfast every morning, we ate           team dinners. Winning OFSAA was an unbelievable
the same ‘magic’ granola bars at fourth end breaks,          milestone for our team, but making history in our
and we wore our hair in the same braids. Our coach           school and in our small town in northern Ontario
made sure she was wearing the same black jacket              has been remarkably overwhelming. The support of
each game, she continued to remind us that ‘scary            our town has been like no other! We are all eternally
things happen beyond the T-line’ and she continued           grateful for the support and acknowledgement we
to bribe us with the thought of celebratory chicken          have received. We cannot wait for what the future
nuggets. These were just some of the traditions that         holds for us moving forward in the sport of curling.
made our OFSAA experience unique to us.                      We know without a doubt, that we would love the
Curling and sports have taught us many things as             opportunity to return to OFSAA next year to defend
                                                             our title. Go Royals Go!




Pictured left to right : Scott Smith (Assistant Coach), Mya Smith, Avah Olsen, Athena Moffat, Abby Hagger and Amanda
McDonald (Coach)


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2019 RECAP
     The 2019 OFSAA CONFERENCE took place on May 9                The afternoon on day one of the OFSAA Conference
     & 10, 2019 at Durham College/University of Ontario           was capped off by a discussion and Q & A with the
     Institute of Technology in Oshawa. Teacher-coaches,          Athlete Panel. Canadian Olympian Brittany Crew
     athletic directors and physical education teachers from      (Shot Put) and past two-time Canadian Olympian
     across the province found professional development           Anson Henry (Sprinter) were extremely forthcoming
     learning opportunities across the classroom,                 over the 90-minute session. Both talked openly about
     gymnasium and lecture theatre.                               their personal success and adversity on the path
                                                                  towards athletic glory on the global stage and they
     The conference incorporated the following areas of
     focus: coaching skills and drills, ankle taping, setting
     the culture in the locker room, JOGA, Pickleball, DBL
     Ball, Ultimate, KIN-Ball, Run Jump Throw Wheel,
     building smart muscles and CIAAA and CIOS courses.




                                                                  also reminisced about their OFSAA experiences and
     The attendees enjoyed taking part in the inspirational       influences in high school. Anson and Brittany were
     keynote address by Krista Van Slingerland, founder of        both gracious with their time for photographs and
     the Canadian Centre For Mental Health and Sport.             casual conversation with attendees and OFSAA staff.
     Her presentation focused on “Mental Health And The
                                                                  It was a busy, productive and engaging couple of days
     Student-Athlete: What Is A Coach’s Role?”. Her inter-
                                                                  and we couldn’t have done it without the tremendous
     action with the conference delegates in the audience
                                                                  contributions of our presenters and speakers. Thank
     led to meaningful discussion on a topic that is extremely
                                                                  you to Mike Kennelly, Richard Lachance, Marc-André
     prevalent in today’s society, inside and outside of sport.
                                                                  Laliberté, James Levesque, Maria Mountain, Cathy
                                                                  Johnson, Jim Hinkson, Renee Rees, Alison Chasczewski,




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OFSAA NEWS
                                                   our Tradeshow on day one. They are as follows:
                                                   Marchants, OES Scoreboards, The Scoreboard Man,
                                                   Lionheart, KIN-Ball Canada, Grace College, InnVest
                                                   Hotels, Pegasus School Images, Gymnasium and
                                                   Health Equipment Ltd., Promo-Shan Corp and the
                                                   Residence & Conference Centre of Durham College.
                                                   We would like to thank our hard-working organizing
                                                   committee consisting of Michele Van Bargen, Cathy
                                                   Johnson, Katie Horricks, Simon Crew and OFSAA
                                                   staff members Denise Perrier, Beth Hubbard, Doug
                                                   Gellatly, Shamus Bourdon, Pat Park and Mathieu
                                                   Richer-Vane.




Jim Cattan, Rob Pacas, Michele Van Bargen, Derek
Morgan and Jeff Morgan.
Thank you to Marchants for providing Champion
T-shirts to all of our attendees and staff.
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OFSAA NEWS
As a volunteer and staff member, Peter Morris’            Peter made a career in teaching; a career ideally
affiliation with OFSAA spans an incredible 34             suited for him because of his ability to connect with
consecutive years. Peter served on the Committee for      people. Countless students and fellow teachers
Boys Activities and he was the TDCAA representative       have no doubt benefitted from his mentorship.
from 1985-1998, including two years as chair from
                                                          Peter has made enormous contributions to OFSAA
1988 – 1990.
                                                          and school sport. Many have admired his calm
When Peter retired from teaching in 1998, he              demeanor and dedication, and relied on him for
moved straight into his role as an OFSAA part-time        support, advice and mentorship.
staff member, taking over from Bob Hancock. Over
                                                          The OFSAA family extends our gratitude for a
the years, he has managed OFSAA cross country,
                                                          job exceptionally well done and best wishes in
track and field, boys’ hockey, football, alpine skiing,
                                                          retirement to Peter and his wife, Sharon.
and snowboarding.
                                                          Thank You, Peter!
It is not a stretch to say Peter Morris is the most
recognizable figure in high school sports across our      OFSAA: Tell us about your early interests in sports
province.                                                 during high school.
                                                          PM: It was traditional in those days that you didn’t
                                                          play sports all year long. Individual sports were
                                                          too expensive to play unless you had the money to
                                                          play golf or tennis or curling. Most of the kids in my
                                                          group played team sports like hockey, baseball and
                                                          football. I grew up in Leaside and we only had one
                                                          arena and one baseball park and everyone met up
                                                          at the ballpark at night in the summer as a social
                                                          occasion regardless of who was playing. That’s
                                                          where the interest really developed. My parents
                                                          were always involved.
                                                          OFSAA: What was your favourite team sport?
                                                          PM: I don’t think I really had a favourite. I didn’t
                                                          play football until high school. Hockey was a
                                                          favourite because I enjoyed being the goaltender


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OFSAA: What motivated you to get into coaching and
                                                                 what was the first assignment?
                                                                 PM: There’s no question that I had excellent role
                                                                 models as a kid. I had the same baseball coach for
                                                                 six years and he was an NHL referee - Dalt MacArthur
                                                                 – and he coached me all the way through baseball
                                                                 and he was the greatest influence that I had. It was all
                                                                 about giving back. I saw a lot of players that were my
                                                                 idols that were playing junior baseball coming back to
                                                                 coach at the peewee level and they were my heroes.
                                                                 The same thing happened in hockey. Bill Kennedy,
                                                                 who captained the Marlies and went on to play for the
                                                                 Rangers, died very young of cancer. He coached in the
                                                                 summer time. They were the role models and you just
                                                                 wanted to get involved and give something back. My
                                                                 Dad wasn’t a great coach but he was there so I saw
                                                                 that side of him.
                                                                 OFSAA: What attributes make a successful teacher-
                                                                 coach?
                                                                 PM: You have to have a passion for it. Obviously have
                                                                 to make a commitment to it. You have to have a love
     OFSAA colleagues Brian Riddell and Doug Gellatly present    for kids and for student-athletes. You want to have a
     Peter with a retirement gift.                               lot of fun and keep it in perspective. Know why you are
                                                                 there. It wasn’t about me and winning a championship.
     when I started out. I could play the whole game if I was    I always felt as an athlete, “someone gave me a chance
     in net. I became a catcher in baseball because I could      to play”. I remember that when I played baseball. We
     be part of every play.                                      had an outstanding group of guys that went through
     OFSAA: Did your teams manage to compete at                  all together but there were other people that came and
     OFSAA?                                                      played one year with us out of the two years. So, when

     PM: I attended Leaside High School and De La Salle
     later on to finish high school. Looking back, OFSAA
     was really in its infancy back then. I had never even
     heard of it back then. We were called the TDIAA back
     then. Even when I started teaching it was still in its
     infancy.
     OFSAA: You had to play with a goalie mask for the first
     time at OFSAA hockey, correct?
     PM: Yes, 1964 was the first year that the regulation
     was enforced. My coach told me “next week you have
     to wear I mask” so I said, “where do I get a mask”? It
     was just like a baseball catcher’s mask with a screen
     and it was really strange when I wore it for the first
     time because of the criss-cross wires on it. That was the
     problem – looking down at your feet through the small
     eye openings and trying to track the puck. We won
     6-5 in overtime to win the Boys’ Hockey Championship
     in Alliston and the winning goal was so similar to the
     Leafs’ Bobby Baun’s famous goal that same year on a
     broken leg to beat Terry Sawchuk of the Detroit Red
     Wings.                                                      Peter is a fixture at numerous OFSAA banquets and award
                                                                 ceremonies.


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OFSAA NEWS
looking back, you played two years of peewee, two           OFSAA: Will we see you occasionally at future
of bantam and two years of midget. When we were             OFSAA events?
the second-year players nobody touched us. In year
                                                            PM: Absolutely. I’ve never been to an OFSAA
one, we scrambled but we made it hard. We knew
                                                            volleyball or basketball championship unless my own
realistically that we were getting ready for the second
                                                            association was running it and I’m looking forward
year. It was about keeping it all in perspective. Even
                                                            to phoning Pat Reilly and saying “we are going on
when I became a teacher and still competed, I knew
                                                            a road trip for the day. We’re going to Hamilton to
that first and foremost; we had a chance to play.
                                                            see volleyball.” I just want to go and watch. I’ve
Secondly, we had to have fun and three you had to
                                                            always wanted to go to OFSAA Badminton because
win.
                                                            I love organization and I think that is utter chaos.
OFSAA: What would you say to teachers that are              I know what it is like to convene Track and Cross
“sitting on the fence” or hesitant in trying to decide      Country especially in days when we only used paper.
to coach or not?                                            We didn’t have computers and everything was done
                                                            by hand. So, I am going to have that opportunity. I
PM: That to me is really easy. If you are in the teaching
                                                            won’t allow myself to just disappear. It’s not the kind
profession coaching makes it complete. The teaching
                                                            of person I am. I don’t want to get in the way though.
part is very important and it’s the most important
                                                            I want to be very supportive and whoever takes over
part of your job but when you get the opportunity to
                                                            my different roles will certainly know that I am there
coach and take part in the drama, anything that is
                                                            to support them.
extra-curricular that is special, it just completes your
whole career. The relationship with your students is
different when you are coaching as opposed to the
classroom and that’s what makes it so special.
OFSAA: Does coaching make you a better teacher?
PM: I had a better understanding of the kids because
you had the opportunity to discuss things with them
in a different kind of environment. I still remember
after I retired from teaching a few years earlier, and I
was coaching track at Father Redmond, and the rugby
coach was also retired. He was the head of Phys Ed
at Redmond. It was a hot Friday afternoon outside
the school and I asked him, “What’s wrong with this
picture? Look at the parking lot. There isn’t a car in
the parking lot. It’s 40 minutes after school and who
are the only two people coaching? Who are the lucky
ones? We are.” We are the real benefactors.
OFSAA: What made you keep coming back?
PM: Probably all of the positive experiences. You still
have an opportunity to make a difference. You don’t
realize that you are doing it at the time but by being
involved maybe you are giving a kid a chance by you
being there. I always said that I still look through the
eyes that I did as a kid. So, don’t look at yourself in
the mirror. I don’t feel that I am any different than
when I was a kid. I love sports. So that when I got
older and it has made it so difficult for me to say
goodbye. What’s different with Peter Morris than I
was a month and a half ago to make me step away
from it? That’s why it is so hard for me to call it a day
because I don’t feel any different. You have to know
when to step away.



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2018-19 Pete Beach Award Winners
       The Pete Beach Award is presented annually to one person in each Association who exemplifies the qualities
       of Pete Beach, a former Executive Director of OFSAA. Pete dedicated his life to sport and to helping others
       achieve their full potential, not just as an athlete, but as a person.
       A recipient of the Pete Beach Award should exemplify the same dedication, spirit and love of sport that made
       Pete Beach such a success in both his professional and private life. He worked tirelessly to help young people
       both within the school system and also within the community.
       CISAA		          Tim Hay             NCSSAA          Gary Schreider        TDCAA		           Steve Masterson
       COSSA		          Dave Whitney        NEOAA		         Michel Gosselin       TDSSAA            Joanne Loewen
       CWOSSA           Chris Woodcroft     NOSSA		         Peter Kategiannis     TDSSAA            Alisha Hunnisett
       EOSSAA           Francois Belle-Isle NWOSSAA         Steve Poling          TDSSAA            Bill MacKay
       GBSSA		          Martin Carl         ROPSSAA         Kelly Gouveia         TDSSAA            Glenn Edwards
       GHAC		           Carolyn Mossey      SOSSA		         Christine Baillie     WOSSAA            Liz House
       LOSSA		          Roxanne Curtis      SWOSSAA         Mark Scott            YRAA		            James Hewitt


     2019-20 OFSAA ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
     Each year, because of the generous donations made by friends of OFSAA to the Alumni Scholarship Fund, Ontario
     high school student-athletes have the opportunity to apply for scholarship money that will assist them in their pursuit
     of a post-secondary education. These scholarships are available on a rotating basis to applicants from selected
     member associations. The due date for the submission of all documentation for the 2019 – 20 school year will be
     Wednesday April 15, 2020. Next year students from the following associations will have the opportunity to apply for
     Alumni Scholarships: CWOSSA, GBSSA, NEOAA, NOSSA, SWOSSAA & YRAA.
     The specific criteria and the actual application form can be found on the OFSAA website at ofsaa.on.ca/ programs/
     scholarships. It is important that all teacher-coaches, athletic directors, and student services staff make student-
     athletes aware of this opportunity and encourage qualified individuals to apply!




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18   THE BULLETIN SPRING 2019
Scholarships & Awards
Character Athlete Award 2018-19
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 male and one female 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.

                  McKay Colombe                                                      Nader Elshawish
                  Nominated by: Sonia Lapierre                                       Nominated by: Amanda Lang
                  McKay is a grade 12 student at É.S.C. EJ                           Nader is a grade 12 student at
                  Lajeunesse in Windsor, Ontario.                                    Westminster Secondary School in
                   McKay has made an incredible impact                               London, Ontario.
                   within her school’s sports community                             Nader demonstrated high academic
                   and the community that she calls home.                           achievement proficiency as a student
In ninth grade, she played on the girls’ junior basketball,                         while making an incredible impact on
volleyball, hockey, slo-pitch, track and field and badminton
                                                                the athletic program, his school and his community.
teams. Incredibly, she had major surgery to correct the
curvature of her spine just six months before starting ninth    Nader was an active participant across several sports. He
grade. At the end of her second year of high school, she was    showed tremendous work ethic as captain of Westminster’s
chosen the Junior Athlete of the Year. Here, she captained      volleyball, basketball and soccer teams. He represented his
the junior girls’ basketball team and she was recruited to      school in three sports in grades 9, 10 and 12 and he played
play for the senior girls’ volleyball team. Now, in her final   at least two sports in all four of his high school years.
year of high school, McKay continues with volleyball and
slo-pitch while actively taking on assistant coach duties for   In the school community, Nader served as president of the
the for second straight year for the school’s junior boys’      Muslim School Association in grades 10 and 12 and he was
volleyball team. She never misses a game, practice or           the minister of internal affairs in the Student Parliament this
tournament.                                                     past year. Nader took part in school plays as an actor and
A true role model at her school, McKay has accumulated          he was a peer tutor and a representative on the Student
over 700 volunteer service hours. She takes pride in being      Athletic Association in each year of high school.
a school camp counsellor for the leadership camps for 5th       Nader volunteered on numerous occasions to visit our
to 8th grade students. A representative on student council,     feeder schools and led team-building activities to promote
McKay volunteers in the kitchen at her school, making           Westminster S.S. He was able to make connections with
meals for the school and outside organizations year-round.
                                                                the elementary students and he made them feel more
Additionally, she assists with numerous elementary school
                                                                confident and comfortable about attending high school.
games and tournaments hosted by EJ Lajeunesse.
                                                                Nader was also the student lead in organizing and running
McKay enjoys her volunteer work at the Squirettes of Mary       grade nine orientation.
organization in Ontario. Among many duties, she is a
leader in serving meals and hosting monthly dances that         Additionally, the administration team and staff often relied
brings her Essex County community together. Her efforts led     on Nader to emcee school-wide events; such as, the Grade
to receiving the Squirette Of The Year Award for Ontario as     8 Night, Grade 7/8 Workshops, and various school pep
well as the Provincial Board Member Of The Year Award.          rallies.
McKay used her experience with surgery to support other         Nader assisted with the development of younger athletes
people going through the same thing. In 2014, she was           and helped run tournaments while assisting with WOSSAA
diagnosed with scoliosis. She spent a lot of time in London,    events and completing tasks in support of the school’s
Ontario for appointments prior to an eight-hour surgery on      annual athletic banquet. Despite his own busy athletic
her spine. To assist others, she decided to make a YouTube      schedule, he has helped out with One Run (a cancer
video about her experiences. The video was viewed over          fundraiser for Wellspring in London, On.), United Way
130,000 times from people all over the world. She even has      events, as well as in-school fundraisers for various groups.
an update video on her channel to answer more questions.
Almost four years later, she still gets comments from people    Nader’s effort, model of excellent character, and dedication
on how her video helped them through their trying time.         to the Westminster community makes him a very deserving
McKay has earned a 95% or more grade average in each            recipient of this award.
year of high school and she is an extremely worthy selection    Congratulations on the OFSAA Character Athlete Award
for the 2019 Character Athlete Award. Congratulations!          for 2018-19, Nader!


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Scholarships & Awards
     Thank You For Your Dedication!
     OFSAA’s Annual General Meeting was the ideal event to recognize several individuals for their lengthy service,
     dedication and commitment to OFSAA and high school sport. Thank you and congratulations to all for your worthy
     accomplishments!




     OFSAA Vice President Nick Rowe               NCSSAA Representative Kendra Read        NWOSSAA Representative David
     presents Jennifer Knox with the              presents fellow NCSSAA Representative    McCallum presents fellow NWOSSAA
     President’s Gavel                            Sean Clancy with his Dedication &        Representative Janine Lavoie with her
                                                  Service Award                            Dedication & Service Award




     NEOAA Representative Anita Anderson          GBSSA Representative Valerie             Past President Ian Press is recognized
     presents fellow NEOAA Representative         Hargreaves presents fellow GBSSA         for his tenure on Executive Council by
     John Elliott with his Dedication & Service   Representative Steve Porter with his     OFSAA President Jennifer Knox
     Award                                        Dedication & Service Award



       ONTARIO VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS
       This Ontario Ministry of Citizenship award recognizes            The winners of this year’s Ontario Volunteer Service
       individuals who have given many years of volunteer service       Awards are:
       to a variety of organizations. Each year OFSAA nominates         Jason Cormier – St. Francis Xavier- ROPSSAA
       the volunteers that are responsible for the conduct and          Mark Girdler – Richmond Hill HS (retired) - YRAA
       success of school sport at the local, Association and            Rob Reiner – Athletic Coordinator - CISAA
       OFSAA levels. To receive this award, there must have been        Yvonne Nieuwenhaus – Sir Robert Borden HS – NCSSAA
       some involvement at the OFSAA level whether it is/was as         Linda Correia – Dunbarton High School - LOSSA
       a member of one of the Councils, a member of a SAC or            Eva Roser – Blessed Cardinal Newman – TDCAA
       other OFSAA committee, or as a convenor or member of a
       convening committee of OFSAA events.


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Festival Results

OFSAA Snowboarding Festival
Georgian Peaks			                       February 28, 2019




Collingwood played host to three different OFSAA          OFSAA would like to thank the organizing committee
Championships during the week of February 25 to March     behind the leadership of Adrienne Chong. The committee
1 (Alpine Skiing / Snowboarding / Nordic Skiing).         consisted of Mark Arsenault, Petja Taivassalo, Jeff
                                                          Masterson, Jenn Alexander, Kelly Bradshaw, David Christie,
The 2019 OFSAA Snowboarding Festival was hosted again
                                                          Kent Pearce, and Carolyn Cyarto-Rogers.
by York Region at Georgian Peaks Ski Club. The weather
was near perfect after strong winds, snow, and blowing    OFSAA would also like to thank the many student and
snow caused havoc earlier in the week. The 270 athletes   adult volunteers. The staff of Georgian Peaks made the
from 62 schools put on a tremendous display in front of   festival a great success for everyone.
coaches, parents and team members.
                                                          We look forward to 2020 when Georgian Peaks will again
                                                          host the festival.

                                                           TEAM RESULTS
                                                           High School Girls
                                                           GOLD          The Country Day School   CISAA      33 Points
                                                           SILVER        Northern SS              TDSSAA     66 Points
                                                           BRONZE        Greenwood College        CISAA      73 Points

                                                           High School Boys
                                                           GOLD          Greenwood College        CISAA      34 Points
                                                           SILVER        The Country Day School   CISAA      41 Points
                                                           BRONZE        Lawrence Park CI         TDSSAA     55 Points


                                                           INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
                                                           Open Girls
                                                           GOLD          Charlotte Keating        Greenwood CS                    CISAA
                                                           SILVER        Dilli Oliver             Oakville Trafalgar HS          GHAC
                                                           BRONZE        Brenna O’Brien           Westdale SS                    SOSSA

                                                           High School Girls
                                                           GOLD          Alex Sharland            Lawrence Park                 TDSSAA
                                                           SILVER        Miranda Robinson         Arnprior DHS                  EOSSAA
                                                           BRONZE        Carling Gilbert          Newmarket HS                    YRAA

                                                           Open Boys
                                                           GOLD          Ben Ross                 Arnprior DHS                  EOSSAA
                                                           SILVER        Alex Volante             St. Ignatius Loyola            GHAC
                                                           BRONZE        Noah Glidden             White Oaks                     GHAC

                                                           High School Boys
                                                           GOLD          Jeevan Gosal             The Country Day School          CISAA
                                                           SILVER        Quinn Ligon              T.A. Blakelock                 GHAC
                                                           BRONZE        Justin Sawyer            Hamilton District Christian    SOSSA




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Championship Results
      DRAFT 2019-2020 OFSAA CHAM
     Boys’ Golf (SWOSSAA)                Girls’ AA Basketball (SWOSSAA)           Boys’ A Basketball (NOSSA)
     Oct. 16-17, 2019, Kingsville        Nov. 21-23, 2019, Kingsville             Mar. 9-11, 2020, North Bay
     Matt Loebach, Riverside SS          Jason Leili, Kingsville DHS              Brandon Grube, West Ferris I&SS
     519-948-4116                        519-733-2347                             705-475-2333
     matthew.loebach@publicboard.ca      jason.leili@publicboard.ca               brandon.grube@nearnorthschools.ca
     Entry Deadline: Oct. 10, 2019       Entry Deadline: Nov. 16, 2019            Entry Deadline: Mar. 3, 2020

     Girls’ Golf (WOSSAA)                Girls’ AAA Basketball (ROPSSAA)          Boys’ AA Basketball (NEOAA)
     Oct. 16-17, 2019, London            Nov. 21-23, 2019, Mississauga            Mar. 9-11, 2020, Windsor
     Wade Walker, Central Elgin CI       Kenneth Dvorsky, St. Francis Xavier SS   Matt Loebach, Riverside SS
     519-631-4460                        905-507-6666                             519-948-4116
     ripp24@hotmail.com                  Kenneth.Dvorsky@dpcdsb.org               matthew.loebach@publicboard.ca
     Entry Deadline: Oct. 10, 2019       Entry Deadline: Nov. 16, 2019            Entry Deadline: Mar. 3, 2020

     Girls’ Field Hockey (TBD)           Football Bowls (GHAC)                    Boys’ AAA Basketball (GHAC)
     Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2019, TBD         Nov. 26-28, 2019, Burlington             Mar. 9-11, 2020, Burlington
     Entry Deadline: Oct. 26, 2019       Jeff Brock, Nelson HS                    Sean Postma, Dr. Frank J. Hayden
                                         905-634-3268                             905-332-5325
                                         brockj@hdsb.ca                           postmas@hdsb.ca
     Ultimate (TBD)
     Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, 2019, TBD         Entry Deadline: Nov. 20, 2019            Entry Deadline: Mar. 3, 2020
     Entry Deadline:Oct. 23, 2019
                                         Nordic Skiing (GBSSA)                    Girls’ A Volleyball (CWOSSA)
                                         Feb. 20-21, 2020, Huntsville             Mar. 9-11, 2020, Walkerton
     Cross Country (NOSSA)
                                         John Cowan, Hunstville HS                Tanya Byers, Walkerton DCS
     Nov. 2, 2019, Sudbury
                                         705-789-5594                             519-881-1780
     Karen Passi, Lasalle SS
                                         john.cowan@tldsb.on.ca                   tanya_byers@bwdsb.on.ca
     705-566-2280
     passik@rainbowschools.ca            Entry Deadline: Feb. 15, 2020            Entry Deadline: Mar. 3, 2020
     Entry Deadline: Oct. 29, 2019
                                         Alpine Skiing (GBSSA)                    Girls’ AA Volleyball (SWOSSAA)
                                         Feb. 24-25, 2020, Collingwood            Mar. 9-11, 2020, Kingsville
     Boys’ A Volleyball (SWOSSAA)
                                         Kevin Gosselin, Jean Vanier CHS          Jason Leili, Kingsville DHS
     Nov. 21-23, 2019, Pain Court
                                         705-445-2043                             519-733-2347
     Mike Shinkelshoek, ÉSC Pain Court
                                         kgosselin@smcdsb.on.ca                   jason.leili@publicboard.ca
     519-332-1220
     schimich@cscprovidence.ca           Entry Deadline: Feb. 18, 2020            Entry Deadline: Mar. 3, 2020
     Entry Deadline: Nov. 16, 2019
                                         Snowboarding (YRAA)                      Girls’ AAA Volleyball (SWOSSAA)
                                         Feb. 27, 2020, Markdale                  Mar. 9-11, 2020, Chatham
     Boys’ AA Volleyball (WOSSAA)
                                         Adrienne Chong, Markville SS             Elish Smith, Chatham Kent SS
     Nov. 21-23, 2019, Stratford
                                         905-940-8840                             519-352-2870
     Carolyn Bell, St. Michael CSS
                                         adrienne.chong@yrdsb.ca                  elish.smith@lkdsb.net
     519-271-0890
     cbell@hpcdsb.ca                     Entry Deadline: Feb. 22, 2020            Entry Deadline: Mar. 3, 2020
     Entry Deadline: Nov. 16, 2019
                                         Swimming (TDSSAA)                        Girls’ A&AA Hockey (WOSSAA)
                                         Mar. 3-4, 2020, Toronto                  Mar. 25-27, 2020, Stratford
     Boys’ AAA Volleyball (TDCAA)
                                         Rick Mahoney, York Mills CI              Sue Dunn, St. Michael CSS
     Nov. 21-23, 2019, Toronto
                                         416-395-3340                             519-271-0890
     Tony Morale, Neil McNeil HS
                                         rick.mahoney@tdsb.on.ca                  sdunn@hpcdsb.ca
     416-393-5502
     antonio.morale@tcdsb.org            Entry Deadline: Feb. 26, 2020            Entry Deadline: Mar. 12, 2020
     Entry Deadline: Nov. 16, 2019
                                         Wrestling (NOSSA)                        Boys’ A&AA Hockey (SOSSA)
                                         Mar. 2-4, 2020, Sault Ste. Marie         Mar. 25-27, 2020, St. Catharines
     Girls’ A Basketball (SOSSA)
                                         Trevor Manchester, Korah C&VS            Jim Whittard, Saint Francis CSS
     Nov. 21-23, 2019, Welland
                                         705-945-7180                             905-646-2002
     Glen Beauregard, ÉSC Jean Vanier
                                         manchet@adsb.ca                          james.whittard.ncdsb.com
     905-714-7882
     gbeauregard@cscmonavenir.ca         Entry Deadline: Feb. 25, 2020            Entry Deadline: Mar. 12, 2020
     Entry Deadline: Nov. 16, 2019




                                                                          FOR COMPLETE CHAMPIONSHIP
22    THE BULLETIN SPRING 2019
MPIONSHIP/FESTIVAL CALENDAR
     Boys’ & Girls’ AAA Hockey (SWOSSAA)   Boys’ A/AA Lacrosse (CWOSSA)            Baseball West Regional (SWOSSAA)
     Mar. 25-27, 2020, Belle River         June 1-3, 2020, Owen Sound              June 3-4, 2020, Lakeshore
     John Talerico, St. Anne SS            Darryl Ward, St. Mary’s HS              Steve Burke, St. Anne CHS
     519-727-8908                          519-376-4278                            519-727-8908
     john_talerico@wecdsb.on.ca            darryl_ward@bgcdsb.org                  sburke066@gmail.com
     Entry Deadline: Mar. 12, 2020         Entry Deadline: May 26, 2020            Entry Deadline: May 28, 2020

     Curling (LOSSA)                       Boys’ AAA Lacrosse (SOSSA)              Baseball Final (OFSAA)
     Mar. 25-28, 2020, Uxbridge            June 2-4, 2020, Welland                 June 10, 2020, London
     Rob Houston, Uxbridge SS              Mark Iannizzi, Notre Dame College       Brian Riddell, OFSAA
     905-852-3391                          905-788-3060                            brian@ofsaa.on.ca
     robert.houston@ddsb.ca                mark.iannizzi@ncdsb.com
     Entry Deadline: Mar. 12, 2020         Entry Deadline: May 27, 2020

     Badminton (WOSSAA)                    Girls’ A Soccer (EOSSAA)
     May 7-9, 2020, London                 June 4-6, 2020, Perth
     Tim Marks, Oakridge SS                David Peters, St. John CHS
     519-452-2750                          613-267-4724
     t.marks@tvdsb.ca                      david.peters@cdsbeo.on.ca
     Entry Deadline: May 2, 2020           Entry Deadline: May 30, 2020

     Tennis (TDSSAA)                       Girls’ AA Soccer (COSSA)
     June 1-3, 2020, Toronto               June 4-6, 2020, Cobourg
     Larry Laughlin, Marc Garneau          Ian Kendrick, St. Mary CSS
     416-396-2414                          905-372-4339
     larry.laughlin@tdsb.on.ca             ikendrick@pvnccdsb.on.ca
     Entry Deadline: May 26, 2020          Entry Deadline: May 30, 2020

     Girls’ A&AA Rugby (EOSSAA)            Boys’ A&AA Soccer (WOSSAA)
     June 1-3, 2020, Kingston              June 4-6, 2020, Strathroy
     Reuben Brunet, La Salle ISS           Cam Hagle, Holy Cross CSS
     613-546-1737                          519-660-2798
     brunetr@limestone.ca                  chagle@ldcsb.ca
     Entry Deadline: May 26, 2020          Entry Deadline: May 30, 2020

     Girls’ AAA Rugby (LOSSA)              Boys’ & Girls’ AAA Soccer (GHAC)
     June 1-3, 2020, TBD                   June 4-6, 2020, Hamilton
     Entry Deadline: May 26, 2020          Anthony Macaluso, Cardinal Newman CSS
                                           905-523-2314
                                           macalusoan@hwcdsb.ca
     Boys’ A&AA Rugby (COSSA)
     June 4-6, 2020, Belleville            Entry Deadline: May 30, 2020
     Pete Hercus, Centennial SS
     613-962-9233                          Track & Field (OFSAA)
     phercus@hpedsb.on.ca                  June 4-6, 2020
     Entry Deadline: May 30, 2020          TBD
                                           Entry Deadline: May 30, 2020
     Boys’ AAA Rugby (WOSSAA)
     June 4-6, 2020, Arva                  Baseball East Regional (TDCAA)
     Ryan Kimmerly, Medway HS              June 3-4, 2020, Toronto
     519-660-8418                          Paul Rebelo, Bishop Allen Academy
     r.kimmerly@tvdsb.ca                   416-393-5549
     Entry Deadline: May 30, 2020          paul.rebelo@sympatico.ca
                                           Entry Deadline: May 28, 2020




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