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2019-2020 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced (FINAL)!

By Ontario Volleyball, 04/08/20, 2:45PM EDT


The Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) is pleased to announce the final list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2019-2020 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by the OVA and applied by (the) Selection Committee. 

Indoor Athletes

Male Athletes
Samuel Cooper
Michael Donovan
Cole Duncanson
Maxime Gratton
Isaac Heslinga 
Pierce Johnson
Jordan Pereira
Cory Schoenherr
Erik Siksna
Alexandre St-Denis
Maxime St-Denis
Jackson Young


Female Athletes
Hannah Duchesneau
Claire Gagne
Tara Garvey
Kat Georgiadis
Payton Lightfoot
Jessie Nairn
Lauren Pastor
Jenna Pollock
Madyson Saris 
Viktoria Wahlgren
Julia Wiercigroch
Jenna Woock


Beach Athletes

Male Athletes
Steven Abrams
Ben Kerkhoff
Markus Law-Heese
Jonny Pickett


Female Athletes
Kate Clermont
Ava Mann
Dana Roskic
Jaime Santer


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 below. Issues related to the specific content or selection requirements contained in the OVA Selection Criteria are not grounds for an appeal and should therefore be discussed directly with the leadership of the OVA.  

  1. Before an athlete can file a Notice of Appeal, they must ask the OVA for reasons explaining why they were not nominated for an Ontario Card.   Deadline: April 14, 2020
  2. The OVA will respond to the athlete in writing by April 16, 2020

If the athlete is not satisfied with the the OVA's response, the athlete may submit a Notice of Appeal, found below.  A Notice of Appeal will only be accepted from the athlete or their parent/guardian on the MHSTCI-provided template (typed or hand-printed, no hand-written entries).

NEW:  Due to COVID-19, all staff are working remotely, and Appeal submissions will only be accepted via email at 

One appeal cannot be written on behalf of multiple athletes.  The Notice of Appeal email must be received by MHSTCI by noon on the deadline day.   

The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries has scheduled the Appeals process to conclude and a final list of QFG recipients to be posted here by May 25, 2020.  Given the current challenges with COVID-19, every attempt will be made to meet those deadlines however dates are subject to change.  We appreciate your understanding.