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2017 Sport Oakville AGM
Sport Oakville hosted a very successful Annual General Meeting with over 30 members and guests. Chris Charlebois led off with an informative presentation on Sport Councils and their impact on communities and the all that they could offer to sport clubs. The Board provided an overview of past activities while Peter Hoy explained the strategic planning process with potential for a more active and responsive Sport Oakville. Clubs as stakeholders were asked to provide their perspectives for the future improvements of Sport Oakville
Concussion Awareness Symposium
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Community Outreach Initiative
In the Spring of 2016 Sport Oakville commenced a Community Outreach Initiative with an objective to become more familiar with all the member associations’ programs. Secondly and equally important, Sport Oakville wanted to meet the administrators, coaches, volunteers and athletes and obtain a better insight on how well they are all making their respective sport an integral part of living within the community of Oakville.
In 2017 the Sport Oakville Community Outreach with the member associations will continue along in seeking out new non-profit sports organizations that wish to benefit from the programs (i.e. Sport Grants, Children’s Festival, Recognition Awards). In partnership with member associations and future partners the goal is to identify potential new program ideas and opportunities for growth and engagement.
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In partnership with NBA Canada, the Jr. NBA Rookie Division program introduces kids to basketball in a fun, active and healthy learning environment.
Led by instructors who have been trained through NBA Canada, this program offers kids the chance to develop teamwork skills, discover mre about basketball and strengthen their physical abilities. Equipment and activities are modified to be age-appropriate and fun!
The Oakville Soccer Club is excited to unveil its new team name, the Oakville Wild.
During an Oakville-wide ‘Name the Team Contest’ held in March of 2016, members of the Club and community submitted their suggestions for a team name for the Club. The entries were narrowed down to the four most popular submissions – Oakville Wild, Oakville Coyotes, Oakville United and the Oakville Lions. Club and community members then voted on their favourite team name, and Oakville Wild was the winner.
OSC worked closely with The Laundry, a design firm that had created OSC’s crest several years ago. In consultation with staff and members, the Oakville Wild logo was created, and reflects the strong brand of the Oakville Soccer Club by using its crest shape in the face of the lion and integrating the core colours of the Club – blue and red.
OSC created the Name the Team initiative in order to increase brand recognition and to allow Representative teams to have a common team name that shows the pride and identity of the largest amateur soccer club in North America. The Club’s crest will remain OSC’s flagship logo, with the Wild logo acting as a secondary brand tool.
Patrick duffy receives Cascades Bursury April 6th and attends Concordia University.
Patrick Duffy/ Short Track Speed skating $4,000 Academic and Athletic Support
– Member of the Short track speeding national team
– 4th in the men’s 1500m (A) final at the ISU World Cup of Montreal and in the men’s 1000m (A) final at the ISU World Cup of Dordrecht (Holland) in 2015
– Majors in History at Concordia University
- Patrick is a competitive and perseverant skater. He is constantly working on improving balance, stability and self-esteem. His objective for next season is to once again qualify for the ISU World Cup, and hopefully make a few podiums. After his skating career, Patrick hopes to pursue a career in the sciences.
Montreal, April 6, 2016 – Cascades CEO Mario Plourde has announced the renewal of the Cascades- Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec partnership with the investment of $300,000 for a period of three years, starting in 2017. Mr. Plourde also revealed the recipients of the 2016 Cascades Bursary Program. As part of the 12th edition of the partnership, 19 athletes aged 16 to 25 shared a total of $67,500 in Academic Excellence, Academic and Athletic Support, Perseverance and Leadership bursaries.
Since the Cascades Bursary Program was implemented, in 2005, it has known spectacular success. Several Cascades bursary recipients have gone on to shine at national, international and Olympic levels, and have been crowned Olympic gold medallists, Senior and Junior world title-holders, PanAmerican champions and Canadian champions.
“Promoting health and healthy living has always been at the core of the initiatives Cascades has implemented for its employees,” says Mr. Plourde. “In supporting amateur sports and young student-athletes through the Cascades Bursary Program, we make it possible for them to pursue their academic careers all while aiming for athletic excellence. These young athletes are role models for our society, because they will go on to be the leaders of tomorrow. Once again this year, we are immensely proud to team up with the Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec for this program.”
The Fondation’s president, Claude Chagnon, is pleased to count on Cascades’ continued support. “For the past 11 years, Cascades has contributed to make a difference in the academic and athletic careers of Quebec’s young student-athletes. FAEQ recognizes the importance of its partners, and is proud to be able to rely on Cascades, a loyal partner of so many years. We are delighted and proud to see Cascades and the Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec united for success, through to 2019.”