2008 ONTARIO WINTER GAMES (OWG)

                                   LEADERSHIP TEAM


Bob Green
Olga Gabroussenok
  • NCCP level 2
  • OWG team manager (2000, 2002, 2004)
  • Coach for 10 years (beginner to advanced levels) at SBA and Blackburn Junior Badminton Club
  • NOCP Regional Umpiring certified
  • ODBA secretary since 2002
  • ODBA representative for OWG Sub-committee
  • NCCP level 3 (completing)
  • team member (2004)
  • OWG team manager (2006)
  • NOCP Regional Umpiring (completing)
  • Coach and team leader for numerous training programs run by Soong BadmintonAcademy (SBA) & City of Ottawa

The OWG is a biennial multi-sport event featuring competition amongst various Ontario regions in over 20 sports.  In the badminton team event athletes compete for their Provincial  District  Association vying for the prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals. It is similar to a mini-Olympics, designed to be fun and competitive.  The event is team based with Junior (under 19) players. Our district did very well at the 2006 OWG where we won the Bronze team medal as well as the coach ‘Black Knight Fair Play’ award.


The upcoming OWG will be held on March 6-9, 2008 in Collingwood, Ontario.


The selected team representing ODBA will engage in vigorous practices and training. As well, they will learn about team strategies required to succeed in competition.  These provide excellent opportunities and exposure for inspired junior competitors.


All ODBA junior players (born between 1989 and 1993) are invited to try out for the OWG team.  More information about the try-outs will be announced and posted on ODBA web-site www.badmintonottawa.com as soon as the details are confirmed.  Please stay tuned.


All queries regarding the OWG should be directed to Bob (rmg0450@hotmail.com)  or Olga (olga_gabroussenok@hotmail.com)