Editors’ Note


In this production of sweat magazine we had the pleasure of mining the efforts of Algonquin and Humber College. Through lots of collaboration and hard work, our journalism schools unified together to create one team. Production was challenging with our colleagues 450 kilometers away. But like those in competition already know, success doesn’t come easy. Nevertheless, it’s been an exciting semester with this new partnership and serves as another milestone as we all celebrate the OCAA’s 50th season.

In this issue, Seneca College’s Linda Stapleton, director of sports and recreation, takes on the Coaches Corner and shares how the OCAA has evolved during her 39 years of commitment. Another long-time athletic director Ron Port of Algonquin College spoke to our writer Ellie Sabourin for a Q & A about the beginnings of the OCAA.

A lot has changed since Ontario colleges started competing in sport. From the rise of participation in women’s sports to the inauguration of rugby sevens, the OCAA is constantly enhancing the association. And at sweat magazine we’re delighted to write and share about the experiences of our sports communities.

At sweat we especially enjoy highlighting the success of our athletes. This issue profiled four captains that demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship skills coupled with a distinct outlook on how to lead their teams. And for those who need some advice on how to conquer the life, work, and sport balance we have two pieces outlining some pointers.

Finally, we’d like to thank our team, faculty advisors, Julie McCann and Lara King, and all our contributors for a job well done. Without each and every person a part of this production it wouldn’t have been possible.

We hope you enjoy reading sweat magazine’s 31st issue.


Britnei Bilhete and Chad Ouellette