OWSA Announces Draft List of 2016-2017 Quest for Gold Nominees!

DRAFT List of 2016-2017 Quest for Gold Ontario Card Nominations Announced!

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 2016-2017 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.

2016-2017 Draft List of Quest for Gold Nominees

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

Please note that this list is unofficial and is subject to change pending the outcome of any appeals and/or any re-selection decisions made by the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association Selection Committee or the Quest for Gold Appeals Committee.  As a consequence, this list should not be seen as final. 

Athletes who have not been nominated and who wish to appeal this decision can do so through the following process.

  1. By January 23, 2017, athlete asks the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association for reasons explaining why they were not nominated for an Ontario Card.
  2. The Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association responds to athlete by January 26, 2017
  3. If the athlete is not satisfied with the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association response, the athlete may submit a Notice of Appeal. A Notice of Appeal will only be accepted from the athlete or their parent/guardian on the MTCS-provided template (typed or hand-printed, no hand-written entries) through email, regular post, registered mail, courier or delivered in person. One appeal cannot be written on behalf of multiple athletes. The Notice of Appeal must be received by MTCS by noon on January 30, 2017. Appeals that are delivered personally or by courier shall be deemed to be received on the date of delivery.