Monday, March 8, 2010

Muskoka – Home of the 2010 Ontario Winter Games

The Ontario Winter Games took place on March 4th to 7th in Muskoka and Sudbury. Amanda Street-Bishop from SIRC’s Toronto Regional office was lucky enough to be a part of the event. The Ontario Winter Games is a unique multi-sport event that provides young athletes with development and competitive opportunities that prepare them for national and international competitions. Approximately 3,300 athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers converged on the region during the games. The Ontario Games are a program of the Ministry of Health Promotion and delivered by the Sport Alliance of Ontario.

Because the games were scattered throughout five different communities it wasn’t possible to connect with every sport, but we were able to set up at the Registration area at the beautiful Muskoka Woods facility on March 4th, where Gymnastics, Synchro Swim, Tae Kwon Do, Field Hockey and Badminton were registering their athletes. The energy level was high and the young athletes and their coaches were excited about the coming events.

On Friday March 5th, the SIRC booth was set up at Gravenhurst Centennial Arena where Hockey and Curling events were taking place. SIRC had a great spot next to the snack bar where we were able to meet with lots of coaches, volunteers and parents. Many were interested in SIRC services and took away brochures and pens so as to connect with us on their return home. Congratulations to the Toronto Marlboros for winning gold in the men’s hockey and to St Thomas for winning the gold in the men’s curling. Click here for all the results from the Ontario Winter Games.

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