Review Presentations

Date: Friday, May 3, 2024

AOA UPDATE – Pat Biggs – AOA Executive Director

Interview with Kyle Blandford – OSTM

Kyle shares first-hand his experiences going through the ON athlete pathway.

Climate Change & Skiing in Ontario

Climate change discussion including David Erb from POW (Protect Our Winters) and other industry players including –  

  • Tim Oliver (GM Georgian Peaks)
  • Jeff Thompson (VP Domestic Sport ACA)
  • Ron Warren (Sales Rep Rossignol group)
  • Henry Yeigh ( ODST Mens Head Coach)
  • Jeff Vibert (OCup U16 coach and host of The Next Turn Podcast)

*Please note this video is partial coverage of the full discussion. More to come.

AOA – Kiri Cyrelle Meulendyk – Building Holistic Athletes

After Kiri’s BSc in Kinesiology, she completed a Masters at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in Strength & Conditioning (S&C) in 2016. Shortly after that, in 2017, she started at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO), working with provincial and National sports (Softball, Archery, Equestrian, Ice hockey, beach volleyball, Freestyle Ski, Water polo, Artistic Swimming and Wheelchair Rugby). In December 2021, Kiri finished her Human Kinetics Masters with a Concentration in Intervention and Consultation at the University of Ottawa, becoming a certified Mental Performance Constant (MPC) and has been working with the SOD and ODST teams and lots of other alpine athletes ever since. 

Kiri is passionate about translating her knowledge from school and her experience as an athlete to help other athletes perform their best while enjoying their journey through sports. 

Special Recognition Coaches and Coach Development Award Recipients 

AOA Coach Developer Award of Excellence
Richard Vendrig – Presented by Rob Crossan

AOA Coach Developer Award of Excellence
Adam Wilcox – Presented by Tomaz Senk

AOA Coach Developer Rising Star
Erin Flynn – presented by Jacques Reid

AOA Coach Developer Rising Star
Adrienne Keyzer – presented by Jacques Reid