The OTiS

otis smallA New Challenge
We wanted to help provide our members with a fun goal to give structure and motivation to each season. We were inspired by the Rudy Award but wanted something a little less hard core. The club already had a bunch of fun, free events so the list has been expanded to help in creating this special challenge.

How to Earn The OTiS

  • Make sure NOW that your race calendar includes the necessary number of events.
  • Complete one event in each of these 7 sports: swimming, biking, running, duathlon, aquathon, triathlon, pentathlon.
  • Any organized event counts including free OTC ones or those you pay registration fees for.
  • The free OTC events allow you to save on entry fees but still have the excitement and achievement of race day. They're also short in duration and won't otherwise affect any other training goals.
  • All you have to do is track your events at our online OTiS tracker and then contact us at season's end to confirm you achieved the goal.
  • The awards will be presented with much pomp and circumstance at our annual Christmas party.


Trophy, Trinket, Tattoo?
Beyond the obvious status involved (!) we had all kinds of ideas as to how to reward those that earned The OTiS. We came back to something we knew you might actually like and make some use of: a stylish and much-revered OTiS Finisher's Shirt.

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Free Club Events
Here are the OTC free events but, remember, any organized event counts towards The OTiS! 

Swim: OTC Swim Meets Jan. - pool 50m to 200m
July - beach 500m
Bike: Time Trial May, June, Sept. 15k
Run: OTC/ORC Fun Runs Apr., Nov. 5k, 10k or 21k
Duathlon: OTC Duathlon July  1k run/8k bike/3k run
Aquathon: OTC Aquathon July + Aug 500m swim/5k run
Pentathlon: OTC Pentathlon Winter - Feb Skate/Hockey/Curl/Ski/Slide
    Summer - Sept Run/Jump/Throw


Questions?  Please ask them on the message board so all can share in the answer.

About The Name:  Originally it was 'The OTiÇ', created from our club name. That little accent makes the 'C' soft so it's pronounced like an 'SSSS'. Then we made two realizations: a) we didn't want to have to explain that accent every time we used the word and, b) the list of events involved numbered 7 and seven starts with an 'S'. Voila: The OTiS is born! PS We decided to go with the lower case 'i' because we think it makes the name look more edgy.

The Winners

2012
Andrew Weston
Todd Morin
Karen St-Arnaud
Rachel Heft
Suzanne Blackwell
Darlene Hackett
Trina Harper
Linda Brunet
Tayeb Mesbah
Carmen Cheung
Neil Turland
Shelley Featherstone
Sherri Boucher

2013
Todd Morin
Amanda McFarlane
Sandra
Linda Brunet
Trina Harper
Karen St-Arnaud
Shelley Featherstone
Brent Smyth
Andrew Weston
Vicki Plant
Robin McClean
Paul
Trevor Connors
Ian McClean
Sherri Boucher
Jesula Drouillard

2014
Nanette Dean
Neil Turland
Karen St-Arnaud
Christine Murray
Jesula Drouillard
Kirsten Carroll Somoza
An Vo
Andrew Weston
Suzanne Blackwell
Linda Brunet

2015

Carmen Cheunge
Kirsten Caroll Samoza
Linda Brunet
Erin McRae
Andrew Weston
Norah Broughton
Annick Desrosiers
Laura May
Don Whiting
Trina Harper

Neil Turland

May-Jun MGrath