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Funding Opportunities for Athletes

‘Quest for Gold’
Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP)

Quest For Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) is funded by the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), and operated through the Sport, Recreation & Community Programs Division.

Specific objectives of the program are:

  • To help athletes continue their pursuit of athlete 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;
  • To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
  • To increase athlete access to improved high performance coaching; and
  • To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.

The intent of the OAAP is to provide funding to individual athletes in the sport’s ‘Train to Train’ through ‘Train to Win’ categories based on their demonstrated commitment to high performance sport, allowing them to continue to pursue athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition.

2022-2023 Quest for Gold –
OAAP FINAL list of nominees:

May 31, 2023
Badminton Ontario has nominated the following athletes:
Full Cards
Chan, Rachel
Dent, Jackie
Kendrick, Justin
Lai, Crystal
Lai, Victor
Ng, Talia
Sankeerth, BR
Yakura, Nyl

Half Cards
Cheung, Jacqueline
Hoang, Chloe
Lock, Timothy
Nguyen, Joshua
Nong, Sophia

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Quest For Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Recipient
Archive List

Ontario Card Nominees:

  • Au, Sharon
  • Chan, Rachel
  • Cheung, Jacqueline
  • Choi, Chloe
  • Chow, Jeslyn
  • Dent, Jackie
  • Dent, Thomas
  • Hoang, Chloe
  • Kim, Jacob
  • Lai, Crystal
  • Lai, Victor
  • Li, Ivan
  • Lock, Timothy
  • Lu, Joseph
  • Ng, Talia
  • Nguyen, Joshua
  • Nguyen, Binh Ngo
  • Nong, Sophia
  • Sankeerth, BR
  • Tang, Jasper M H
  • Wang, Jack
  • Wong, Ashley

Full Card Nominations:

  • Cheung, Jacqueline
  • Jia, Colin
  • Lai, Crystal
  • Li, Antonio Benjamin
  • Li, Ivan
  • Ng, Talia

Half Card Nominations:

  • Au, Sharon
  • Chow, Jeslyn
  • Lai, Victor
  • Ngo, Nguyen Binh

Full Card Nominations:

  • Choi, Catherine
  • Choi, Darren
  • Ho-Shue, Katie
  • Lu, Joseph
  • Ng, Talia
  • Wang, Kevin

Half Card Nominations:

  • Au, Sharon
  • Cheung, Jacqueline
  • Lai, Victor
  • Nguyen, Joshua

Full Card Nominations:

  • Choi, Catherine
  • Feng, Stanley
  • Ho-Shue, Katie
  • Lai, Jonathan
  • Ng, Talia
  • Yang, Brian

Half Card Nominations:

  • Cheung, Jacqueline
  • De Belle, Cara
  • Sankeerth, Bagalur Rajanna
  • Wang, Kevin

Full Card Nominations

  • De Delle, Cara
  • Gale, Sarah
  • Ho-Shue, Katie
  • Ho-Shue, Jason
  • Lai, Jonathan
  • Sankeerth, Bagalur Rajanna

Half Card Nominations

  • Au, Sharon
  • Ng, Talia
  • To, Kyle
  • Yang, Brian

Full Card Nominations:                 

  • D’Souza, Andrew
  • De Belle, Cara
  • Ho-Shue, Jason
  • Honderich, Rachel
  • Lai, Jonathan
  • Tam, Brittney

Half Card Nominations:                

  • Bagular Rajanna, Sankeerth
  • Gale, Sarah
  • Ho-Shue, Katie
  • Yakura, Nyl

Andrew D’Souza
Jason Ho-Shue
Rachel Honderich
Vivian Kwok
Kevin Li
Sergiy Shatenko
Bethany So
Brittney Tam
Michelle Tong
Nyl Yakura

Kelly Carter
Qufei Chen
Andrew D’Souza
Rachel Honderich
Andrew Lau
Kevin Li
Sergiy Shatenko
Bethany So
Brittney Tam
Michelle Tong
Andrew Wilkinson
Nyl Yakura

Alexandra Bruce
Qufei Chen
Andrew D’Souza
Rachel Honderich
Jocelyn Ko
Andrew Lau
Joseph Rogers
Sergiy Shatenko
Bethany So
Brittney Tam
Andrew Wilkinson
Nyl Yakura

Alexandra Bruce
Qufei Chen
Timothy Chiu
Rachel Honderich
Jocelyn Ko
Vivian Kwok
Andrew Lau
Kevin Li
Joseph Rogers
Sergiy Shatenko
Bethany So
Nyl Yakura

Timothy Chiu
Katelin Dejak
Surabhi Kadam
Jocelyn Ko
Nathan Lee
Kevin Li
Fiona McKee
Charmaine Reid
Joseph Rogers
Bethany So
Stephen Wojcikiewicz
Tracy Wong
Nyl Yakura