I thank you for your interest in becoming a Team Ontario athlete at the Canada Winter Games (CWG) 2019. We have been contacted by some athletes and parents with concerns regarding the scheduling and cost structure. To address we would like to share the following update.
For all those interested in selection for Team Ontario in the CWG must be prepared to attend an information session with Coach Jennifer Lee and BON staff Jean Wong on Sept 3rd (9 -10 am) at Lee's Markham Club. You will no longer be asked to join Coach Jennifer on Sept 1-2.
In this Sept 3rd session, Coach Jennifer will explain the program and what we intend to achieve for Team Ontario to be the top performer at the Canada Games once again. Those who are available to stay for the training from 10 am to 3 pm are welcome to do so and will be subject to the $75.00 cost.
This adjustment is an attempt to best accommodate those traveling overseas for more intensive training, to address scheduling, and other constraints. Coach Jennifer and Badminton Ontario will be developing an improved format of selection and cost structure to best suit our potential athletes. We want Team Ontario to be a strong competitor and do not wish for scheduling and cost to hinder. Again, we will explain this at the Sept 3 info session and posting this publicly shortly after.
For those who have already paid fees online, we will refund this to you. All payments can be made in the form of cheque payable to Badminton Ontario and will be collected by Coach Jennifer at the sessions.
We appreciate your patience while we work on improving the Team Ontario CWG Development Program.
Register for development camps here: http://badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=4633F647-E791-478A-B883-D0889C5873A9
Please share this information with any teammates or other potential athletes.
If you have further questions, please contact Coach Jennifer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or BON staff Jean Wong (email@example.com)