The Niagara Olympic Club is ready for a new chapter and it’s urging athletes to come grow with it.
In recent years, there has been a desire at the club for a reset but circumstances got in the way.
“It was surviving COVID and then Randy McDougall, myself and members of our board were very involved with the Canada Summer Games. We were busy during that time and a lot of things that were important to us slid away,” said NOC president Sharon Stewart. “We have our energy back, we have recovered and we have our motivation back.”
Stewart has been with the NOC since it built its facility in 2001.
“I have watched the ebb and flow of membership, coaches and members on our board of directors. Our structure and governance keep NOC strong and dedicated to Athletics Ontario’s Safe Sport guidelines. Kids come first.”
The club has built its team into seven coaches, who offer great programming and consistency for the athletes.
Returning from hiatus is Bill MacDonald, who was busy working on program development and teaching at Niagara College.