On January 11, 2006 the Ministry of Health Promotion in conjunction with the Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation, announced the establishment of the “Quest for Gold” program. This program is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible high performance amateur athletes.

The Quest for Gold Lottery will benefit approximately 1300 high performance athletes in Ontario.

“We are giving Ontarians the chance to help our high-performance athletes achieve the highest potential at national and international games.” said the Health Promotion Minister Jim Watson. “We are also pleased to work with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to find new and creative ways to support our amateur athletes”.

The result of being a high performance athlete is expensive costs that are incurred. The Quest for Gold Ontario Athlete Assistant Program’s purpose is to provide financial aid to eligible athletes in the form of living and training allowances.

Boxing Ontario’s technical committee is responsible for using the Selection Criteria (click here to view the criteria) to determine eligible athletes. Based on the criteria, the following athletes have been nominated:

Junior Females

Junior Males

Ali Mullins – Bigtyme

Jermaine Badchkam – McGrory’s

Mandy Bujold – Waterloo

Padraic Griffin – Bigtyme

Jackie Lachapelle – TAZ

Tony Luis – Champs


Logan Cotton – Bigtyme


Steve Franjic – Bigtyme


Frankie Rill – Motor City



Senior Females

Senior Males

Katie Dunn – Border City

Ryan Rannelli – McGrory’s

Mary Spencer – Windsor

Isho Shiba – McGrory’s


Jonathon Bochner – Atlas


Glenn Hunter – St. Catharines





Nominated athletes must complete and sign the application form and athlete agreement and return it to Boxing Ontario by 5pm on February 23, 2006.

Congratulations to these athletes and their coaches!