Spectators for the Fall Championships

The Thames Valley Regional Athletic Association is excited to invite spectators back into our schools for the final event for each fall athletic championship.  Each participant will be permitted to have 2 spectator entries per event.  TVRA has hired security for each of these events that will take care of checking vaccines & identification, ensuring capacity limits, and contact tracing.   The following outlines the procedures we have put in place…

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TVRA Cross Country Championships

The TVRA Cross Country Championships saw thousands of runners compete for the overall team and individual championship. For a list of the full results, please view them here! Thank you to all of our coaches, convenors, and volunteers who helped make this happen! A very special thanks goes out to our convenors Adam Jarrett, Erin Rosebrugh, and Greg Burns. Without their leadership, we can’t make these events happen for our…

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Medway wins 2021 Field Hockey Championships

After a lot of work getting a schedule set up for field hockey competition, TVRA was delighted to see the many athletes out on the field working hard competing and building relationships with their teammates and competitors. We were very thankful for nice weather and amazing field conditions at London City Wide. Medway won the championship this year and was led by their passionate coaches (and TVRA convenors) Dana Kajan…

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Congratulations Michele Van Bargen – Pete Beach Award Recipient

TVRA is extremely proud and honoured to announce that our very own Michele Van Bargen was the receipt of this year’s Pete Beach Award. Michele has been a dedicated teacher-coach for all of her 28 years of teaching. Most prominently, she has coached Girls Volleyball and Track and Field for her entire career, sharing her expertise in both sports across multiple generations of student-athletes. Michele’s contributions to Athletic Administration are…

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2021 Spectra Award Winners

Despite missing out in their final year of athletics in high school, both of the Spectra award winners this year were exceptional role models for their schools and within their communities over the last 4 years. Dominating in cross country, track and field, and wrestling, Jalen Marcil from London Central Secondary School is the 2021 Spectra Award winner.  Described by her coaches as one of the hardest working and positive…

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Former TVRA Athlete, Julia Gosling, vying for spot on Olympic Team

It was not long ago when former MTS student, Julia Gosling won the coveted SPECTRA award. Shortly after that, she headed for St. Lawrence University to pursue her education and lead the women’s hockey team there. Now, she will have to defer her 3rd year at the university to travel to Calgary at the end of July to train with the team. Both she and her teammates are pumped and…

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Coach Jamie Neilson Creating a Legacy at Oakridge Secondary School

From a parent’s perspective, having Jamie as a coach is a feeling of joy and happiness. From a coach’s perspective, I spent the last 15+ years coaching against Jamie and the Oaks. I can explicitly remember coaching against him and the teams he has had throughout the years. As a female coach coaching boys in volleyball, I had to work hard to get the respect of my coaching peers, referees,…

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