Athletes and their coaches will get help with training costs in their quest for gold at national and international competitions.
That includes seven from the North Bay area.
Local recipients of this year’s provincial funding include:
- Jamiee Bull – Water Ski
- Tyler Nicholson – Snowboard
- Dylan Clowater – Freestyle Ski
- Malory Dominico – Ice Hockey (Women)
- Maria Dominico – Ice Hockey (Women)
- Aria Loewen – Freestyle Ski
- Aidan Matthews – Freestyle Ski
“We are proud to announce that, this year, the Ontario government is supporting 7 local athletes from North Bay in their quest for gold with an investment of $35,500,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing.
Through the Quest for Gold program, the Ontario government is providing $6.36 million in direct financial assistance to 1,438 high-performance athletes to ensure they can pursue their dreams of excellence at home in Ontario.
Quest for Gold athletes receive funding that helps offset costs of training and living expenses, which could include rent, costs to attend a training camp, equipment, and tuition/education-related expenses.
Past Olympic medalists Penny Oleksiak, Andre De Grasse, and Gabrielle Daleman have received Quest for Gold funding. Of the 43 Ontario athletes who medaled at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics and Paralympics, 34 were Quest for Gold athletes.