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Ontario Athletes from York Centre Shine at the 2015 Canada Winter Games

Local Athletes Net Gains for Team Ontario


NEWS                                                                                                                March 5, 2015


Ontario is proud of the strong performance of its athletes at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, British Columbia.


Our talented athletes are returning home with an impressive medal count including 47 gold, 40 silver and 25 bronze. Sports in which Ontario’s athletes excelled include alpine skiing, archery, badminton, biathlon, cross country skiing, curling, hockey, figure skating, gymnastics, judo, snowboarding, table tennis and target shooting.

This year, more than 330 athletes, coaches, managers, chaperones and technicians, as well as 20 mission staff, represented the province at the games. 

Two athletes from York Centre represented Team Ontario at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Some of our athletes who stood on the podium include:

  • Owen Tippet from York Centre won a Gold medal in Hockey
  • Sofia Moraes Arispe from York Centre won a Silver medal in Gymnastics Artistic - Team

Ontario supports its athletes year-round through programs like Quest for Gold, which benefitted more than 150 Team Ontario athletes at this year’s Canada Winter Games.

Giving amateur athletes more opportunities to succeed supports the government's efforts to create a healthier Ontario through sport and active recreation. It is also part of Ontario’s four-part economic plan to build Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire. 



“I am pleased to congratulate athletes, coaches and other staff from York Centre who represented Ontario at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Success at Canada Games often puts our athletes on a path to competing in high performance sport and professional sport. I am proud that our government is investing in sport and recreation programs, which encourage our amateur athletes and provide them with a platform to display their talent.”

— Monte Kwinter, MPP for York Centre



“I’d like to congratulate our athletes, coaches and managers representing Ontario for their strong performance at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Our athletes showed remarkable Canadian spirit and inspired us all with their performances. Our government is proud to support amateur athletes as they strive to achieve excellence in sport at all levels of play. We look forward to cheering on all our athletes as they go for gold at the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games and beyond.”

— Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games




  • More than 150 Team Ontario athletes who participated at the 2015 Canada Winter Games received direct financial assistance through Ontario’s Quest for Gold Athlete Assistance program.
  • Ontario has almost tripled its support for amateur sport from $8.78 million in 2003 to more than $24 million in 2013-14.
  • Team Ontario has won the Canada Games flag 20 times since the inception of the Canada Games in 1967. Of the 12 Canada Winter Games held thus far, Team Ontario has won the flag ten times.
  • This summer’s 2015 Pan Am and Parapan American Games in Ontario will showcase Ontario to an international audience of 250,000 visitors and 10,000 athletes and officials.
  • 2015 Canada Winter Games





Kate Gardner

Constituency Assistant

MPP Monte Kwinter


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