1st PROVINCIAL GAME SEPT 16 & 17, 2017: ATHLETE LIST & SCHEDULE

September 15th, 2017  / Author: KTong

Dear Taekwondo Ontario Community,

 

Please see the schedule and athlete list for the upcoming 1st provincial game below.

*Athletes please take note of missing requirements that must be completed ahead of the competition. 

 

Athlete List

Poomsae Draws & Schedule

 

Schedule

 

FRIDAY:

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Senior Sparring Division Weigh-In

 

SATURDAY:

8:00 am – Doors Open / Test Scales Available

9:00 am – Poomsae Divisions First Call (Poomsae schedule and draw to follow)

10:00 am – Senior Sparring Division First Call (Draws will be posted after weigh in completed)

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Cadet & Junior Sparring Division Weigh In

 

SUNDAY:

8:00 am – Doors Open

9:00 am – Poomsae Divisions First Call  (Poomsae schedule and draw to follow)

9:00 am – Cadet & Junior Sparring Division First Call (Draws will be posted after weigh in completed)

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR 2018 NATIONALS

September 15th, 2017  / Author: KTong

Dear Ontario Taekwondo Community,

 

Please note that all Ontario athletes must participate in a minimum of one of the two Taekwondo Ontario provincial games scheduled in order to be eligible to compete at the Nationals in 2018.  In addition to the 1st provincial game September 16 & 17, the next upcoming provincial is scheduled for January 6 & 7, 2018.

 

Regards,

 

Master Tong

 

CANCELLATION – REFEREE SEMINAR (KYORUGI) – SEPT 10, 2017

September 9th, 2017  / Author: KTong

Dear Ontario Taekwondo Community,

 

Please note that due to low registration, the referee seminar originally scheduled for September 10, 2017 has been cancelled and will we re-scheduled to a future date.

 

Regards,

 

Master Tong

 

MEDICAL DECLARATION FORM ADDED (09-04-2017)

September 4th, 2017  / Author: KTong

Dear Ontario Taekwondo Community,

 

Attached please find the Medical Declaration form to be completed in lieu of the Annual Medical Questionnaire before the upcoming provincial game. This form is ONLY applicable for athletes competing in sparring divisions with head contact. The form should be emailed to info@taekwondo-ontario.com no later than September 13, 2017

 

Medical Declaration Form - 09-04-2017

 

Master Tong

ANNUAL MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE

September 2nd, 2017  / Author: KTong

Dear Ontario Taekwondo Community,

 

I have received numerous feedback from members relating the requirement for the annual medical questionnaire as attached in the provincial package.

 

The concerns that I have received thus far relate to:

  • Privacy and retention of confidential medical information
  • Time frame to see a physician to complete the medical questionnaire in time for the provincial game

To alleviate the concerns as expressed by many members,  in lieu of the completion of the annual medical questionnaire before this provincial game, we will request that all athletes over 18 years of age competing in a sparring division with head contact, sign a declaration that they have not had a concussion over the past 60 days and that if they do sustain a concussion or head injury leading up to the competition day, they will promptly notify the physician on-site for a check to assess their ability to compete prior to competition. Similarly, athletes under the age of 18 will require the same but with the signature of their parent or guardian. I will have the declaration posted to the site by next Wednesday and the responsibility will be on the athlete and/or the parent or guardian to complete the declaration and email the document to info@taekwondo-ontario.com

 

While the annual medical questionnaire is a requirement of the Ministry, we will explore options to ensure the proper safeguards are in place to protect the athletes medical information while satisfying the Ministry’s requirements. As I have more information, I will promptly notify the membership of the next steps.

 

Thank you for your feedback.

 

Regards,

 

Master Ka-On Tong
 

 

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION

September 1st, 2017  / Author: KTong

Good Evening Ontario Taekwondo Community,

 

I am pleased to announce that we are going live with our online membership registration. Given that this is a new implementation, we will be turning on the online membership system in phases starting with club membership registration.

 

In order for members to register, the clubs must first be registered before the individual member can be registered. As such, I would like to start by encouraging all club owners to register their respective clubs with Taekwondo Ontario using the link below.

 

https://members.taekwondo-ontario.com/register/club

 

The Executive value the security and information of all our members. As such, this system has been developed in such a way that no credit card or debit card information is stored or retained on our website. The entire payment transaction is processed via the PayPal payment portal. At the completion of the transaction, the school owner will receive a receipt directly from PayPal. Upon approval of the club membership application, you will also receive a confirmation from Taekwondo Ontario.

 

Once we are comfortable with the club membership registrations, we will advise the membership when individuals can register.

 

Thank you for your patience in working with us as we implement this system. Should you have any issues with your club membership registration, please do not hesitate to contact us at membership@taekwondo-ontario.com.

 

Master Ka-On Tong

COMING SOON: VENNGO MemberPerks for TAEKWONDO ONTARIO MEMBERS!

September 1st, 2017  / Author: KTong

Dear Ontario Taekwondo Community,

 

We proud to announce today that Taekwondo Ontario will be partnering with Venngo to provide over 1,500 discounts to all our Taekwondo Ontario members. The Executive and Board is committed to delivering greater value and benefits to membership and believe that our partnership with Venngo is the first step.

 

Each individual membership with Taekwondo Ontario for the upcoming 2017-2018 season will now be accompanied with a Venngo MemberPerks account that gives the member and their family access to savings on everything from tickets and travel, to restaurants and electronics, and much more. Discounts can be redeemed online or in-store, and with the Venngo mobile app so you never have to leave home without your perks!

 

 

MemberPerks will be launching this month in conjunction with the online membership registration – stay tuned for more!

 

Master Ka-On Tong

MEMBERSHIP FEE INCREASE

September 1st, 2017  / Author: KTong

Dear Ontario Taekwondo Membership:

 

Please note that the individual membership fees for Color Belts and Black Belts will be increasing from $25.00 to $35.00 for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. The club membership pricing will remain the same at $300.00.

 

The reason for the increase is primarily related to an investment into technology to modernize Taekwondo Ontario. This investment includes development costs to build a robust membership system as well as an integrated online event management system. The development and implementation of these systems will help us meet the Ontario Ministry’s requirements, as the official recognized PSO for Taekwondo, in managing and tracking selected athlete information as a combat sport in Ontario.  Additionally, we will also be updating our existing website to deliver a better customer experience for our membership.

 

We look forward to implementing these systems to drive efficiency and deliver better value to the greater membership.

 

Master Ka-On Tong

NEW TAEKWONDO ONTARIO LOGO

August 31st, 2017  / Author: KTong

Dear Ontario Taekwondo Community,

 

We are pleased to unveil the new  Taekwondo Ontario logo to the greater membership. This logo will be used going forward September 1, 2017.

 

The logo is modern and reflects the Executive’s desire to modernize the association to be the leading Taekwondo PSO in Canada. As this logo is the property of Taekwondo Ontario, it cannot be used without the expressed written permission of the association. Strict branding guidelines have also been established to protect the integrity of the logo and the brand of Taekwondo Ontario.

 

 

Enjoy!

Master Ka-On Tong
 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR LICENSED VOLUNTEER PHYSICIANS (MD) – TAEKWONDO ONTARIO MEDICAL TEAM

August 30th, 2017  / Author: KTong

Dear Ontario Taekwondo Community

Taekwondo Ontario is currently seeking licensed physicians (MD) to work as the attending physician(s) at our sanctioned tournaments and championships along with our medical team led by Dr. Kazemi. We will provide an honorarium for this position. Please send your resume (CV) and letter of interest to Dr. Kazemi via email at drkazemi96@gmail.com by close of business Monday September 11, 2017.

Our first Taekwondo Ontario provincial game to cover is on September 16 and 17, 2017 in Pickering.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Kazemi if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Thanks for your consideration and involvement to make our sport safer!

 

Regards,

 

Master Ka-On Tong