London will be hosting the 2018 Ontario Summer Games beginning on Thursday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 5th. The Games will take place at multiple locations across the city, with the full list of venues being announced in early 2018.
What age are the athletes at the Ontario Summer Games and how many participants will there be?
The London 2018 Ontario Summer Games will feature over 3500 participants (athletes, coaches, and officials), with the athletes ranging from 12-18 years of age.
How was London chosen as host?
London was awarded the 2018 Ontario Summer Games by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport on August 11th, 2016 through a competitive bid process.
How are participating sports in the Ontario Summer Games determined?
Sports represented in the Ontario Summer Games vary from year to year and are determined through an application process conducted by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport with the respective Provincial Sport Organizations.
How are participants for the Ontario Summer Games selected?
Individuals selected to compete at the London 2018 Ontario Summer Games are determined by the respective Provincial Sport Organization through a qualification process.
How do I sign up to be a volunteer?
Individuals interested in volunteering at the London 2018 Ontario Summer Games are encouraged to visit www.london2018.ca/volunteer and complete a Volunteer Registration form. We will use the answers and interests you provide in your registration to assign you to various roles as requirements are solidified.
What age do I need to be to volunteer?
We are accepting volunteers aged 14 or olrder. Volunteers between the ages of 14 - 18 will beed parental consent.
Can I use the volunteer hours towards my high school requirements?
Yes, we will produce a report and certificate of completed volunteer hours that can be used towards your high school requirements.
Is there a need for a police check to volunteer and how to I go about obtaining one?
Yes, all volunteers must obtain a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) as most participating athletes are minors.
If you live in the City of London, please visit London Police Services Background Checks to process a request for a Police Vulnerable Sector Check. You will need a letter from the Organizing Committee, available here, along with 2 pieces of government issued identification, one of which must have a photo. The PVSC costs $15 and can be done online. If you are under 18, it cannot be done online and must be done in person at London Police Screening Services located at 601 Dundas Street. If you live outside London, you must obtain a PVSC at your local police detachment.
Where can I learn about sponsorship and vendor opportunities for the Ontario Summer Games?
Those interested in sponsorship opportunities with the London 2018 Ontario Summer Games are asked to email email@example.com.
When is the Opening Ceremony?
The Opening Ceremony will take place on Thursday, August 2nd at TD Stadium. Additional details will be announced closer to the event.
We're coming from out of town to watch the Games, where should we stay?
Special rates and blocks have been secured at local hotels specifically for the Ontario Summer Games family and spectators. They can be found at www.london2018.ca/hotels.
Will I need tickets to attend the Games as a spectator?
More information will be announced in the upcoming months.
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