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2018-2018 Ontario Team Program Athlete Nominations

posted by Ryan Blair

OCSRA is pleased to announce the draft list of athletes who have been nominated to the 2018-2019 Ontario Team Program (see attached).

The Ontario Team Program offers three (3) types of support:  Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) program, Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP), and the Ontario Development Team.

Athletes nominated where selected using OCSRA's 2018 Ontario Team Selection Criteria which was approved by the OCSRA Board of Directors and applied by the Selection Committee (HPC).  Full information on the selection process can be found here http://www.ocsra.ca/Athletes/athletes-documents.

Nominated athletes and their coaches will be contacted next week with full program details, including possible changes to the OAAP funding structure.

Congratulations to all nominated athletes!  

OCup 4 Results & OCup Series Burgee Points

posted Oct 2, 2018, 2:40 PM by Ryan Blair

Coaches

 

Please see attached results from the final OCup Series event for 2018, the OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta.  Included in the package is the event burgee points and the final OCup Series results.

 

111 paddlers from 13 canoe clubs across Ontario and Quebec participated in the event.  Although it was a little cold, there was some great racing where athletes were battling it out for position in the last 50 meters of their 12,000 - 24,000-meter race.  

 

Congratulations to Rideau CC for winning the event with 296 points.  Balmy Beach was 2nd with 57 points, Richmond Hill 3rd with 38 points. 

 

Rideau’s win contributed to the club being the OCup Series Grand Champion for the 4th year in a row, while Balmy Beach’s impressive performances ensured they are the OCup Series Excellence Award winner for the 3rd year.  A shout out to North Bay Canoe Club who moved from 12th position on the 2017 OCup Series Excellence Award leader board, to 4th place in 2018.

 

The OCup Series Grand Champion points combines a club’s total points from all four (4) OCup events.  The OCup Series Excellence Award points combines a club’s total points from all four (4) OCup events, divided by the number of club participants in each event.

 

A big thank you to Rideau Canoe Club, Eastern Ontario Division and their volunteers for hosting us, as well as all the coaches, parents and volunteers who made the 2018 competitive season a success.

 

See you in 2019!

OCSRA's 2019 Florida Training Camp information package

posted Sep 28, 2018, 10:04 AM by Ryan Blair

Athletes, Coaches & Parents

Please see attached OCSRA's 2019 Florida Training Camp information package.  Online camp registration will open on October 9th to October 15th for 2017-2018 Ontario Team members, 2018 Ontario Tour Team members and those who attended the 2018 Florida Training Camp only.  After which time registration will open to the general membership.  
  
OCSRA will be attending the same camp location as 2018 at www.riversideresorts.com in Homosassa, FL on Sunday, March 10th to Saturday, April 6th, 2019 (2 - 4* week camp options available).  *Note: participation in the four week camp is limited to 20 athletes and is intended for athletes training to compete at the 2019 National Team Trials.  

The camp is intended for athletes in the late LTAD Training to Train (T2T) to Training to Compete (T2C) stages (2019 U18, U17 & U16 paddlers).  2019 U15 & U14 athletes may participate in the camp provided they meet the criteria below:
  • competed at the 2018 OCup #1 - Ontario Team Trials OR
  • permission from both the paddlers Head Coach and OCSRA's Technical Director

Registration:

All registrations are to be completed using our online registration at the following link  https://goo.gl/forms/I2aV0p3VpntJZ9c13.

Note:  A $750 non-refundable deposit and proof of medical insurance must be received within fourteen (14) days from the completed online application to secure a spot.  If the deposit and/or proof of insurance has not been received or a payment arrangement has not been made with Ryan Blair, the participant will be removed from the registration list and placed on the wait list.

OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta Draw

posted Sep 28, 2018, 10:03 AM by Ryan Blair

Please see attached draw for OCSRA's 2019 OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta.

The OCup 4 is our final 2018 OCup Series event and will determine the overall OCup Series Grand Champion and Excellence Award winners.

OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta information & registration package

posted Aug 27, 2018, 12:44 PM by Ryan Blair

Coaches

Please see attached the 2018 OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta information and registration package.

Competition information:
  • The competition format will include U15, Novice, U18, U19+ and Masters (U25+) events.
  • The one day event will be held on Sunday, September 30th, 2018 in Ottawa, ON.
  • Registration deadline is Monday, September 24th by 5:00 pm.  
Good luck in Sherbrooke!  I will be at Nationals from Thursday to Saturday if you need any help.

Cheers,

OCup 3 - Ontario Championships RESULTS & BURGEE POINTS

posted Aug 18, 2018, 3:39 PM by Ryan Blair   [ updated Aug 21, 2018, 12:40 PM ]

Coaches

Please see attached results from the OCup 3 - Ontario Championships, as well as the burgee points and OCup Series points.  A record 508 paddlers from 16 canoe clubs participated in the Championships!

Congratulations to Rideau for winning the event with 1427 points.  Mississauga was 2nd with 1040 points, Burloak 3rd with 842 points.  RCC is the new points leader for the OCup Series Grand Champion, while BBCC maintains its lead on the Excellence Award points board.

The OCup Series Grand Champion points combines a clubs total points from all four (4) OCup events.  The OCup Series Excellence Award points combines a clubs total points from all four (4) OCup events, divided by the number of club participants in each event.

It really does take a village to host an event like this.  Thank you goes out to the volunteers who put many hours into making this event a success, the coaches who prepared their paddlers so well, the parents who support and encourage their kids to compete at this level and to the athletes who raced their hearts out.  You all did great.

The next and last OCup Series event is OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta on September 29-30, 2018 in Ottawa.  

Good luck to all athletes competing at the National Championships.

--
Ryan Blair
Technical Director, OCSRA
www.ocsra.ca
(647) 505-9476

OCup 3 - Ontario Championships UPDATED Draw

posted Aug 17, 2018, 4:03 PM by Ryan Blair   [ updated Aug 17, 2018, 4:03 PM ]

Coaches

Please see attached OCup 3 - Ontario Championships updated draw.

Ontario Championships parking and fire safety info

posted Aug 17, 2018, 6:20 AM by Ryan Blair

Coaches

Please review the attached fire safety regulations and share will your members.

Trailer parking:

Trailers must park on the water side of Colbourne Rd (regular sport for trailers).  Please use Shaw St. entrance.  The Shaw St. gate will be open until 7:00 am tomorrow morning and reopen at 4:00 pm tomorrow until 7:00 am on Sunday.  Both the Shaw St gate and North gate on Colbourne Rd will open at 3:00 pm on Sunday.  

If a trailer needs to arrive/departure outside of these times please arrange a time with Ryan Blair 647 505 9476.

Parent/Athlete parking:

All participants and spectators must use the parking lots behind the main buildings (athlete's centre/tower).  Only club trucks with trailers are allowed to park on Colbourne Rd.



OCup 3 - Ontario Championships Final Draw

posted Aug 16, 2018, 10:55 AM by Ryan Blair

Coaches

Please see attached OCup 3 - Ontario Championships final draw.  Any additional changes can be made at the coaches meeting tomorrow at 5:00 pm at the finish line tower.

A few notes:
  • some Heats & Development Finals have been removed from the schedule to due limited entries.
  • Open Women's C4 (Day 1) has been moved from 11:28 am to 1:05 pm due to boat conflicts.
  • A note from our Officials - swimming in the return lane is prohibited.
Good luck to all participants!

--
Ryan Blair
Technical Director, OCSRA
www.ocsra.ca
(647) 505-9476

OCup 3 - Ontario Championships draft draw

posted Aug 14, 2018, 1:43 PM by Ryan Blair

Coaches

Please see attached the 2018 OCup 3 - Ontario Championships draft draw.  If you have additional changes please send them to me by 5:00 pm tomorrow.

Cheers,

--
Ryan Blair
Technical Director, OCSRA
www.ocsra.ca
(647) 505-9476

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