OFSAA Winter 2020 Newsletter

January 28, 2020 by  
Filed under Provincial and Territorial News

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FEBRUARY 5: Transfer Appeal Applications Due
FEBRUARY 7: Executive Council Meeting
FEBRUARY 12: Convenor Workshop (via ZOOM Video Conferencing)
FEBRUARY 20 : Board of Reference – Transfers
FEBRUARY 20-21: Nordic SkiingChampionship (Huntsville, ON)
FEBRUARY 24-25: Alpine SkiingChampionship (Collingwood, ON)
FEBRUARY 27: Snowboarding Festival (Markdale, ON)
MARCH 2-4:Wrestling Championship (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
MARCH 3-4:Swimming Championship (Toronto, ON)
MARCH 9-11: Boys’ Basketball & Girls’ Volleyball Championships
MARCH 16-20: March Break
MARCH 24-27: Girls’ & Boys’ Hockey Championships
MARCH 25-28:Curling Championship (Uxbridge, ON)
***Please note that Girls’ A/AA Hockey is taking place on March 24-26***

OFSAA HOSTS NEEDEDOFSAA is looking to secure a host location for several 2020-21 championships and festivals. If you are interested, please submit a bid application form to Shamus Bourdon ( The ‘Championship/Festival Application Form’ and the ‘Championship Calendars 2018-2021’ listings can be found by clicking here and then going to the right-hand side of the page. 

The OFSAA/CIAAA team is pleased to offer a course via webinar for the first time. This course (listed above as 602C) is aimed at aspiring athletic directors or curriculum leaders in the province. The course will run over three nights: February 6, 20 and 27. For more information, please check out or go to

The Bulletin Find the 2020 winter edition right here. Check out the championship recaps and learn more about the fun that was had at the first ever OFSAA Ultimate Festival in Oakville. The printed copy of the magazine will also be available at your school in early February – just ask your principal or athletic director.

Now’s your chance to win a $500 grand prize pack courtesy of OFSAA! Just submit your photo to between
February 3-28. Check out the full contest details here


If you haven’t already, please give a listen and subscribe to our OFSAA “TIMEOUT” podcast. Find the first two episodes at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you like to go for podcasts. More information can be found by clicking


OFSAA has a video to encourage new teachers to get involved in coaching. The video is being presented to students in the Faculties of Education and it’s also suitable to show school staff as well. To obtain a download, please contact Pat Park at If interested in scheduling a presentation within a Faculty of Education, please reach Denise Perrier at


In an effort to provide a safer environment for athletes during OFSAA championships, teams will be required to follow a new warm-up protocol for the 2019-20 Boys’ and Girls’ Championships. Please share this recent change with volleyball coaches in your area. An explanation of the protocol can be found by clicking here. Please keep in mind that the 2 libero system was passed by the membership for 2019-20.


Does your school have a student who has a physical disability or mobility impairment, and might be interested in wheelchair racing? Consider renting a racing wheelchair to help your student train and compete in Track and Field at OFSAA 2020!For more information about equipment rentals and resources/support available for teachers, please contact Brier Kaake at here for more information about other adaptive sport programs and upcomingevents.

Show pride in your school’s colours and logo! Place an order for Baden volleyballs and footballs and have your school’s logo shown on the ball by way of a full colour decal. It’s a limited time offer. Check out the full promo poster by clicking here.


OFSAA is on board with Rowan’s Law. For all winter events, coaches, students and parents will be required to confirm they have reviewed the government’s concussion awareness resource and the OFSAA Concussion Code of Conduct. Once the concussion policies for school boards are updated to be consistent with Rowan’s Law, we will reassess the processes for OFSAA events.

If you require a scorepad for basketball, soccer or volleyball, be sure to head to the OFSAA Store here at to place an order.

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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