Quest for Gold

Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) – Quest for Gold

Quest for Gold CoinOntario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) is a funding program of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport that provides financial support to Ontario’s amateur high performance athletes.

OWSA is the Provincial Sport Organization responsible for athlete carding in athletics, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. You can support our athletes by buying Quest for Gold Lottery tickets at your local OLG Outlets across Ontario.

  • Posting of Selection Criteria – November 17, 2016
  • Application Deadline – December 12, 2016
  • Draft List of Nominations Posted – January 19, 2017
  • Appeal Deadline, athletes wishing to appeal must do so before – January 23, 2017
  • Final list of nominated Ontario Card athletes posted – February 24, 2017

Please click on the link below to download the appropriate sport’s selection criteria:

Q4G 2016-17 – Wheelchair Tennis – Selection Criteria Final (pdf)

Q4G 2016-17 – Wheelchair Rugby – Selection Criteria Final (pdf)

Q4G 2016-17 – Wheelchair Basketball – Selection Criteria Final (pdf)

QFG-2016-17-Wheelchair Athletics Selection Criteria Final (pdf)

The Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2016-17 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by the selection committee.


2016-17 Final List of Quest for Gold Nominees

Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Athletics Wheelchair Tennis
Adel Akhmed Faisal Burale Robert (Brett) Babcock  Puisand Lai
Jamoi Anderson Ian Crowe Isaiah Christophe
Vanessa Giancaterini Eric Furtado-Rodrigues Dylan Ritter
Zoë Hahn Ben Perkins Nandini Sharma
Maninder Hothi Jamie Sopha
Michael Kilonzo
Joanne Lee
Lee Melymick
Natalie Robinson
Victoria Ross
Dariusz (Darek) Symonowicz
Andrew Tucker

2015-2016 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

View the Quest for Gold Selection Criteria (pdf) for WHEELCHAIR RUGBY to be used in the selection of athletes for the Quest For Gold Athlete Assistance Program.

View the Quest for Gold Selection Criteria (pdf) for WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL to be used in the selection of athletes for the Quest For Gold Athlete Assistance Program.

View the Quest for Gold Selection Criteria (pdf) for WHEELCHAIR ATHLETICS to be used in the selection of athletes for the Quest For Gold Athlete Assistance Program.

View the Quest for Gold Selection Criteria (pdf) for WHEELCHAIR TENNIS to be used in the selection of athletes for the Quest For Gold Athlete Assistance Program.


The OWSA is pleased to announce the final list of athletes who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2014-2015 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by the OWSA, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by the Selection Committee.

2015-16 Quest for Gold Final List of Nominees

Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Athletics Wheelchair Tennis
Adel Akhmed Faisal Burale Brett Babcock
Sara Black Kristen Cameron Dylan Ritter
Shawn Courchesne Ian Crowe Michael Kahn
Zoë Hahn Martin Duif
Maninder Hothi Eric Furtado-Rodrigues
Michael Kilonzo Kevin McEwen
Corin Metzger Reid Mulligan
Blaise Mutware Shayne Smith
Emily Williamson Jamie Sopha
Jeff Todd