Quest for Gold

Quest For Gold LogoProgram Description

The Quest for Gold Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) provides support to Ontario’s amateur high performance athletes.

Specific objectives of the Quest for Gold Program are:

  • To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition;
  • To encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train;
  • To compensate athletes for earnings lost while training during their summer school break;
  • To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
  • To increase athletes’ access to high performance coaching; and
  • To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.

Important Information



Gymnastics Ontario is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2017-2018 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Gymnastics Ontario approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

2017-2018 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

Draft List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced!


First NameLast NameM/FClubDisciplineAlternate (Y/N)
DavidSandroMGold MedalMAGNo
Elel BakerMGymnastics MississaugaMAGNo
Matthew Dac-BangMGymnastics MississaugaMAGYes
Vanessa YazhemskyFAirborneTRNo
David JohnstonMManjaksTRNo
BaileyInglisFLondon Gymnastics AcademyWAGNo
Rachael RileyFBluewaterWAGYes
ChristinaSavchenkoFJusco RhythmicRGNo
MichelVivierFViva RhythmicRGNo
NatalieGarciaFMississauga NewnorthRGYes


Please note that this list is unofficial and is subject to change pending the outcome of any appeals and/or any re-selection decisions made by the PSO/MSO Selection Committee or the Quest for Gold Appeals Committee.  As a consequence, this list should not be seen as final. 


Athletes who have not been nominated and who wish to appeal this decision can do so by following the process set out in the Selection Criteria document.