Quest for Gold

Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) – Quest for Gold

Quest for Gold CoinThe Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) or “Quest For Gold” is a funding program of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport that provides financial support to Ontario’s amateur high performance athletes in the form of “provincial carding”.

ONPARA is the Provincial Sport Organization responsible for administering the Quest For Gold program athlete carding in wheelchair athletics, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis. You can support our athletes by buying Quest for Gold Lottery tickets at your local OLG Outlets across Ontario.

  • Posting of Selection Criteria – January 11, 2019
  • Application Deadline – see Selection Criteria for each sport
  • Draft List of Nominations Posted – February 15, 2019
  • Athletes wishing to appeal must contact OWSA by February 19, 2019
  • Appeals must be submitted by February 26, 2019
  • Final list of nominated Ontario Card athletes posted – March 26, 2019

2018-19 Quest for Gold FINAL List of Nominees

Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Athletics Wheelchair Tennis
Adel Akhmed Faisal Burale Katty Abran Shawn Courchesne
Vanessa Giancaterini Kristen Cameron Brett Babcock Gillian Cruz
Zoë Hahn Ian Crowe Tiffany Gaudette Anne-Marie Dolinar
Maninder Hothi Cody Fournie Nandini Sharma Gary Luker
Joanne Lee Brianna Hennessy
Natalie Robinson Nick Kovac
Victoria Ross Rio Kovac
Dylan Lamoureux
Reid Mulligan
Jamie Sopha

Please click on the link below to download the appropriate sport’s selection criteria:

Wheelchair Athletics QFG 2018-19 Criteria Final

Wheelchair Basketball QFG 2018-19 Criteria Final

Wheelchair Rugby QFG 2018-19 Criteria Final

Wheelchair Tennis QFG 2018-19 Criteria Final

2017-2018 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

The Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2017-18 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by the selection committee.

2017-18 Quest for Gold Final List of Nominees

Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Athletics Wheelchair Tennis
Adel Akhmed Faisal Burale Robert (Brett) Babcock  Shawn Courchesne
Vanessa Giancaterini Kristen Cameron Isaiah Christophe  Gillian Cruz
Zoë Hahn Ian Crowe Tiffany Gaudette  Gary Luker
Maninder Hothi Brianna Hennessy Nandini Sharma
Joanne Lee Dylan Lamoureux
Anthony Protomanni Ben Perkins
Natalie Robinson Jamie Sopha
Victoria Ross

2016-2017 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

The Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association is pleased to announce the final list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2016-17 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP).

2016-17 Quest for Gold Final List of Nominees

Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Athletics Wheelchair Tennis
Adel Akhmed Faisal Burale Robert (Brett) Babcock  Puisand Lai
Jamoi Anderson Ian Crowe Isaiah Christophe
Vanessa Giancaterini Eric Furtado-Rodrigues Dylan Ritter
Zoë Hahn Ben Perkins Nandini Sharma
Maninder Hothi Jamie Sopha
Joanne Lee
Lee Melymick
Natalie Robinson
Victoria Ross
Dariusz (Darek) Symonowicz
Andrew Tucker

2015-2016 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

The OWSA is pleased to announce the final list of athletes who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2014-2015 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP).

2015-16 Quest for Gold Final List of Nominees

Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Athletics Wheelchair Tennis
Adel Akhmed Faisal Burale Brett Babcock
Sara Black Kristen Cameron Dylan Ritter
Shawn Courchesne Ian Crowe Michael Kahn
Zoë Hahn Martin Duif
Maninder Hothi Eric Furtado-Rodrigues
Michael Kilonzo Kevin McEwen
Corin Metzger Reid Mulligan
Blaise Mutware Shayne Smith
Emily Williamson Jamie Sopha
Jeff Todd