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Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP Carding)


Each year, Row Ontario works with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries to provide recognized athletes with support from the Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP).


About the Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

This funding is targeted to athletes who meet performance standards and other selection criteria developed by Row Ontario and approved by the Ministry. The purpose of this funding is to provide financial support to identified athletes who are on the High Performance athlete pathway working towards National Team representation.

The OAAP, or Quest for Gold program, was established to provide additional support to athletes from Ontario and to increase the performance and number of Ontario athletes competing at the highest national and international levels, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.

Specific objectives of the program are to:

  • Help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition;
  • Encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train;
  • Compensate athletes for earnings lost while training;
  • Enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
  • Increase athlete access to high-performance coaching; and
  • Enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.

Current OAAP Recipients

Women
Elisa Bolinger – Western University
Alexis Cronk – University of Victoria Rowing Club
Hannah Elliott – London Western Rowing Club
Fiona Elliott – London Western Rowing Club
Grace Hutton – London Western Rowing Club / University of Guelph
Isabella Jachymek – Argonaut Rowing Club
Madeleine Lauriault – Ottawa Rowing Club
Abbey Maillet – Laurentian University
Hailey Mercuri – St. Catharines Rowing Club
Anna Pamenter – Don Rowing Club
Emma Seawright – Don Rowing Club
Kyra Urabe – Peterborough Rowing Club / Trent University
Grace Weaver – St. Catharines Rowing Club
Rachel Weber – Ottawa Rowing Club
Alexandra Wiley – St. Catharines Rowing Club / University of Pennsylvania

Men
Luca Austin – Leander Boat Club
Liam Benner – St. Catharines Rowing Club / Grimsby Secondary School
Jon Cinquina – Western University
Christian Goff – Don Rowing Club
Stephen Harris – Brock University
Ian Holmquist – Trent University Rowing
Alex Jastremski – St. Catharines Rowing Club / Boston University
Spencer Kielar – Trent Rowing Club
Adam Krol – University of Washington Seattle Campus Men’s Rowing Team
Owen Kudreikis – St. Catharines Rowing Club / Eden High School
David Law – St. Catharines Rowing Club
Alexandre Martel – Sudbury Rowing Club / Laurentian University
Jake Martens – Brock University
George Martinson – St. Catharines Rowing Club / E.L. Crossley Secondary School
Kyle Nummi – Don Rowing Club
Matt Pamenter – Don Rowing Club / Western University
Clark Schultz – Ridley Graduate Boat Club / University of British Columbia
Eric Seawright – Don Rowing Club
Liam Simpson – Argonaut Rowing Club / University of Victoria Rowing Club
Sam Weinstein-Zimbel – Argonaut Rowing Club

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