Collège Boréal will welcome approximately 100 athletes and coaches on February 3 and 4, 2017, as part of The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) East Regional Badminton Championship.
Teams from the following six colleges will compete: Collège Boréal (Sudbury), Centennial College (Scarborough), George Brown College (Toronto), Georgian College (Barrie), Seneca College (North York Toronto), and St. Lawrence College (Brockville).
Over the years, Collège Boréal has won several OCAA badminton titles. This will be the fourth year Boréal has been asked to host the event. Led by head coach Mr. Mike Dionne, and assistant coaches Mrs. Valérie Breen and Mr. Justin Richardson, Boréal’s team includes Michelle Kozlowskyj, Émilie Roy, Megan Tallon, Domynik Huot, Aurillia Rochon, Fabien Martel, and Raphael Hawey-Deshaies.
The OCAA is a recognized leader in intercollegiate athletics dedicated to student athlete and sport development. It is the governing body for intercollegiate sports offering quality programs in the pursuit of athletic excellence. The OCAA has 30 members sponsoring 15 sports throughout Ontario.
“Collège Boréal is honoured to have been asked to host the East Regional Badminton Championship. We are pleased to have the opportunity to organize such an important sporting event and hope to offer a great experience to all participating athletes and coaches. On behalf of the Boréal family, I wish every team an excellent tournament.”
Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal
“Collège Boréal has a strong badminton program that has evolved over the past years and our athletes have an excellent odds at earning a spot at the podium and qualifying for the OCAA Provincials taking place at Georgian College on February 17 and 18, 2017.”
Andréa Boyce, Fitness Centre and Varsity Sports Coordinator, Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.
Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of services in 35 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, services for immigrants, and services pertaining to employability. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 70 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in four out of the five areas surveyed! Out of all Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, graduate satisfaction rate, and employment rate in the province. Moreover, 97% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!
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