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2014-2015 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

Updated March 2, 2015

FINAL List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced!

Ontario Cycling Association is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2014-2015 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by the Ontario Cycling Association, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by the High Performance Committee.

Athletes Nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2014-15 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP)

First Name Last Name M/F Category
Elyse Nieuwold F U23
Sarah Anne Rasmussen F U23
Amelia Walsh F U23
Emily Flynn F U23
Cayley Brooks F U23
Jack Burke M U23
Robert Gutgesell M U23
Travis Samuel M U23
Marc Antoine Nadon M U23
Davis Ross M U23
Paige Foxcroft F U19
Soren Meuwisse F U19
Sarah Mason F U19
Katherine Maine F U19
Liam Mucahy M U19
Connor Byway M U19
Bayley Simpson M U19
Derek Gee M U19


Athlete Alternate List

First Name Last Name M/F Category
William Elliott M U23
Steven Noble M U23
Christian Ricci M U19


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 PSO/MSO 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 by following the process set out in the Selection Criteria document. Athletes should first contact the OCA High Performance Manager, Michael Suraci, at 416-855-1717 or to address any concerns prior to appealing to the Ministry.


Appeals of Athlete Selection DocumentClick Here (deadline for appeal – January 26, 2015 at noon)

2014-2015 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

2014/15 OCA Quest for Gold Funding Criteria Announced

Program Description

The Quest for Gold Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) provides support to Ontario’s amateur high performance cycling athletes.

Specific objectives of the Quest for Gold Program are:

  • To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition;
  • To encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train;
  • To compensate athletes for earnings lost while training during their summer school break;
  • To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
  • To increase athletes’ access to high performance coaching; and
  • To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.

For the 2014/15 Selection criteria please Click Here




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