OFSAA 2018 Summer Newsletter

June 15, 2018 by  
Filed under Canadian Sport Features

Thank you to everyone who makes school sport a reality!
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JUNE 21:  Application deadline for Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarships
SEPTEMBER 11: ‘Coaching In Ontario Schools’ (CIOS) Day
SEPTEMBER 14: Transfer Workshop
SEPTEMBER 21: Executive Council Meeting
NOVEMBER 29 & 30: Representatives’ Council Meeting
APRIL 11 & 12: Annual General Meeting

The Bulletin
Find the latest edition here – it’s the 2018 Summer Issue. Check out the championship recaps and all of the various OFSAA scholarships and programs we have to offer. Look for the hard-copy of the magazine in your school soon!

This is a reminder the policy for Association Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance comes up for renewal August 31, 2018. For those associations that purchased coverage for this current school year, the policy will be automatically renewed with the same premium.

If you no longer wish coverage you MUST contact our office to advise before June 30th.

For associations that have not purchased this insurance, an application must be completed. Please contact Beth Hubbard at

OFSAA is pleased to celebrate the efforts of the student-athletes in Ontario that excelled on the playing field and in the classroom, in both school and community. CHLOE JAKOB and BEN ZWOLAK stood out for their commitment to OFSAA’s values of leadership, equity, respect and sportsmanship. Chloe and Ben will each receive a $1,000 grant from Jostens. Congratulations to you both! Please learn more about the award criteria and the accomplishments of our recipients here.
The ‘School Sport Effect’ Advocacy Video Series
OFSAA is very pleased to have their new video series available to the public. Click here to find out what this initiative is all about and how we got here. Go ahead — click on any of the four images directly below to view Dear Coach, Dear Mom & Dad, Dear Student and Success Stories. It is our hope that they can be utilized at an upcoming school event, banquet or meeting. All four videos are available in French. Please contact Pat Park ( if you require a download of the videos.
Click here to see what people are saying about the videos.
Over 140 schools benefitted from the Ontario Ministry of Education TRY Day grant during the 2017-18 school year.
Schools motivated students to engage in physical activity and sport by offering fun offerings such as; bubble soccer, disc golf, pickleball, kinball and spikeball, just to name a few. The application for the upcoming school year is available now and can be found here. Don’t delay — TRY Day grants fill quickly!
TRYDay activities also made great content for student-movie makers at Renfrew Collegiate. Please check out their short YouTube video here.

Let’s look to educate more volunteers, teachers and coaches through the Coaching In Ontario Schools (CIOS) program. Developed by OFSAA and the Coaching Association of Canada, CIOS is designed to train teacher-coaches and community coaches. Please contact Denise Perrier ( if you are interested in hosting or offering a workshop at your school or in your association on “CIOS Day” onSeptember 11 from 3:30 to 7 pm.

Please note that the Boys’ Golf Championship in the fall will continue to have an “Open Division” and a “High School Division”.
OFSAA is pleased to announce a new five-year sponsorship agreement with Baden Sports, the exclusive football to be used in all OFSAA football bowls beginning this fall. Schools have the opportunity to purchase 10 footballs plus receive two free footballs in the first year when purchasing either model FX400, F9C and or the F7000L (must be all same model). See the promotional poster here for more details.
Check out their website here!
OFSAA and Molten announced a new three-year partnership that will see the company serve as the official basketball of OFSAA beginning in 2018-19. The new agreement introduces Molten’s GG X-Series Basketballs as the exclusive ball for OFSAA basketball championships.
Molten invites you to take advantage of a special promotional offer–buy 5 and get 1 FREE on the Molten BGG7X and the BGG6X. Refer to the Moltenflyer directly here and take advantage now!
Molten’s website can be found here.
This year OFSAA’s Alumni Scholarship Association is awarding two $500 scholarships to deserving students from this year’s eligible Associations (CISAA, GHAC, NCSSAA & NWOSSAA). The Alumni Scholarship Association Selection Committee is pleased to announce that Sarah Martin from Redeemer Christian HS in Ottawa (NCSSAA) and Ben Zwolak from Cardinal Newman CSS in Stoney Creek (GHAC) are this year’s recipients. For more information on the criteria for selection and application requirements, please click here.
Best wishes to OFSAA Past President
MARTIN RITSMA on your retirement. Thank you for your many years of tireless service devoted to students and school sport in Ontario.
Your feedback is important to us. If there are any topics, individuals deserving recognition, or areas of OFSAA information that you would like to see featured in future Newsletters, please don’t hesitate to contact Pat Park in our office at
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