Ontario Summer Games Begin

Posted by on August 16, 2012

The Ontario Summer Games start today in Toronto and run through August 19, 2012. This year the slogan is:  “Dreams Begin Here”.  About 2,500 young athletes will compete in 28 sports in multiple venues across Toronto, Ontario.

The OSG has been a springboard to the Olympics for over a dozen athletes. The Opening Ceremony will be held August 16 at 7 p.m. at Varsity Stadium, UOT.  The games began in 1970 and are now considered Ontario’s largest multi-sport event to include both team and individual sports.

Ontario Summer Games TorontoSports include:

  • Archery
  • Lacrosse box (male)
  • Ball hockey (female)
  • Lacrosse field (female)
  • Ball hockey (male)
  • Rowing
  • Baseball (male)
  • Rugby (female)
  • Basketball (female)
  • Rugby (male)
  • Basketball (male)
  • Sailing
  • Beach volleyball
  • Skeet shooting
  • Canoe kayak sprint
  • Soccer (female)
  • Cycling (mountain biking)
  • Soccer (male)
  • Fencing
  • Softball (female)
  • Field hockey (female)
  • Softball (male)
  • Field hockey (male)
  • Sporting rifle
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Karate
  • Triathlon

Unlike the Olympics, there are additional categories including golf and sailing that make these games unique.

Soccer is very popular in Oakville and Southern Ontario and the OSG will include competitive level teams in the U-15 girls divisions that have entered the Ontario Cup.  The regional qualifying rounds were held in June and July to determine the top 8 teams that get to play.  There are two groups of four teams in each division.

Girls U-15 Soccer Schedule

Friday, August 17 Saturday, August 18 Sunday, August 19
Round Robin Round Robin Finals
9a.m. – 5 p.m. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

For more info, visit the Ontario Summer Games site.

The venue will be Centennial Park (56 Centennial Park Rd., Toronto).  This year, the athlete’s village will be at Humber College.
Officials are staying at the Courtyard by Marriott on Carlingview Drive in Toronto.

Let the Games begin!

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