Draft List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced (Jan.14, 2015)
The Ontario Curling Council and its members, NOCA and OCA are pleased to announce the criteria for the 2014-2015 Quest for Gold Ontario Athlete Assistance Program, as delivered by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Quest for Gold’s overarching goal is to increase the performance and number of Ontario athletes competing at the highest national and international levels, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions. The program supports Ontario’s amateur athletes through direct financial assistance, enhanced coaching, and enhanced training and competitive opportunities.
To remain in line with Quest for Gold’s goal, the Ontario Curling Council has revised its criteria to focus on two categories of Curling’s Long Term Athlete Development Model (Curling for Life); Training to Compete 2 (T2C2) and Training to Win 1 (T2W1). With that focus comes a change in our age eligibility. Eligibility for Training to Compete 2 is 18-20 years old, and for Training to Win 1, 21-29 + years old. This year for the first time ever, up to two full cards (one male and one female) may be awarded to athletes over age 29. The Wheelchair curling criteria is similar to past years.
We are excited about the opportunity to impact the training and development of our athletes. The application process is open now. Applications are due by December 10, 2014.
Questions about the program may be directed to Tom Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Quest for Gold Selection Committee Chair, or Jennifer Ferris (email@example.com) – Ontario Curling Council Administrative Officer.
2014-15 Quest For Gold Selection Criteria (updated Nov. 6th)
Train to Compete 2 Application form (Updated Nov. 7th)
Train to Win 1 Application form (Updated Nov. 7th)
Wheelchair Team Ranking System Rules 2013-2014