2016-2017 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 

Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) is a funding program of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport that provides financial support to Ontario’s amateur high performance athletes. The Program supports coach development initiatives through the Coaches Association of Ontario, program development initiatives though the Canadian Sport Centre Ontario and directly supports athletes in two ways – firstly, it supports any Canada Card applicants who are permanent residence of Ontario and currently receiving Sport Canada Athlete Assistance; and secondly, it supports Ontario Card applicants who have been nominated and approved for funding by their respective provincial sport organizations.

OBSA the Provincial Sport Organization responsible for athlete carding in  athletics, goalball, powerlifting and judo. The Ontario Card Program deadlines are annually in October for ALL sports fall into one cycle. You can support our athletes by buying Quest for Gold Lottery tickets at your local OLG Outlets across Ontario.

Important Dates 

Posting of Selection Criteria – November 7, 2016

Application Deadline - December 9, 2016

Draft List of Nominations Posted - January 19, 2016

Appeal Deadline, Athlete wishing to appeal must do so before - January 30, 2017 by noon

Final list of nominated Ontario Card athletes posted - February 28, 2017

2016-2017 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

The Ontario Blind Sports Association is pleased to announce a FINAL list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2016-2017 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by the Ontario Blind Sports Association, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

Goalball
Arvin Carandang
Tony Fraser
Brandon King
Brice Parker
Nathan Taylor
Gen Gervais 

Powerlifting
Tim Ekert 

Athletics
Richard Carr
Keegan Gaunt
Dylan Hermans
Nick Neri
Radane Wright 

2016-2017 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

Please Click on the link below to view the Quest for Gold Selection Criteria for Goalball to be used in the selection of athletes for the Quest For Gold Athlete Assistance Program.  

Quest for Gold Goalball.docx

Please Click on the link below to view the Quest for Gold Selection Criteria for Powerlifting to be used in the selection of athletes for the Quest For Gold Athlete Assistance Program.  

Quest for Gold Powerlifting.docx

Please Click on the link below to view the Quest for Gold Selection Criteria for Athletics to be used in the selection of athletes for the Quest For Gold Athlete Assistance Program.  

Blind_Athletics_2015-16_QFG_Criteria.docx

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