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Athletics and Recreation at Seneca College

Seneca College has a long and proud tradition of sporting excellence dating back to the college's formation in 1967. From varsity sports to campus recreation, the goals of the Athletics and Recreation team have always been to serve the Senecan community with unparalleled professionalism and offer the very best programs to optimize the health and lifestyles of our students, staff and neighbours while boosting school spirit and morale. The information below showcases the wide variety of program offerings available to Senecans through the Athletics and Recreation team.

Varsity Sports:

The Seneca Sting is the most-decorated athletic program in the history of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) having won more than 450 medals since 1967. With 15 varsity sports teams, comprised of male and female student-athletes, competing nationally, against other Canadian colleges, through the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) and provincially, through the OCAA, Seneca is proud of its longstanding winning tradition. Admission to all varsity events is free for all Senecans with special giveaways, door prizes and in-game entertainment available. For more information on Seneca College's varsity sports offerings see below.

Campus Recreation:

Seneca College is home to one of the largest collegiate campus recreation programs in Canada and proudly serves more than 30,000 members in the Senecan community with a variety of fitness and recreation activities. From intramural cricket, basketball, table tennis, indoor rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding and ice hockey to yoga, self-defence classes, paintball and organized group nights including laser tag, bowling and professional sporting events, Senecans can participate in a variety of activities that suit their interests. For more information on Seneca College's campus recreation offerings see below.

Fitness Centres:

Fitness Centres are located at all four of Seneca’s main campuses (Newnham, Markham, King and Seneca @ York). Seneca Fitness Centres offer their members expert advice and a variety of classes to suit their interests. Visit the Fitness Centre at your campus to learn about memberships and programs offered or see below for more information on Seneca College's fitness centres.

Community Sport and Recreation:

Since the college's inception, Community Sport and Recreation at Seneca has demonstrated unparalleled commitment to the delivery of quality recreational programs for children and young adults in the surrounding community. With a program philosophy consisting of fun, fitness and learning for all participants, staff works to ensure that each and every participant has a rewarding experience while learning new skills in a positive, safe and social environment. Utilizing the exceptional facilities at Seneca College's Newnham and King Campuses, the Community Recreation team offers art and dance workshops, camps and programs in a variety of sports throughout the year.

Getting Involved

Seneca College students or other members of the Seneca community looking to get involved with Athletics and Recreation as an athlete, volunteer, part-time or full-time staff member or student leader will find plenty of opportunities at all Seneca campuses. From joining a varsity or extramural team, to serving as a student leader or earning an athletic bursary through the Student Athletic Association, your campus varsity or recreation councils or working part-time as a staff member on the Athletics and Recreation team; opportunities abound for Senecans looking to get involved in making ours Canada's most active, spirited and vibrant college community. Those interested in pursuing opportunities within Athletics and Recreation or getting involved with the Student Athletic Association are encouraged to contact their local Recreation office (see contact information below).

Choose how you want to connect with Athletics and Recreation at Seneca College

In Person:

Athletics and Recreation offices are located at the following Seneca College Campuses. Staff hours vary from campus to campus but full-time staff is regularly available during standard college business hours.

  • Newnham Campus: Sports Centre (Building G), 3rd Floor
  • King Campus: Garriock Hall, Lower Level (Adjacent to Gymnasium)
  • Seneca @ York Campus: Seneca @ York Recreation Centre (North-wing; Adjacent to Gymnasium)
  • Markham Campus: Fitness Centre on Garden Level or Athletics and Recreation Office on 3rd Floor (Room: 347)

Over the phone:

Find the Athletics and Recreation staff member you are looking to get a hold of by contacting your campus’ Sport Coordinator. Not sure who you need to get a hold of? Peruse the websites below to find contact information for exactly which member of the Athletics and Recreation team you might need.

Newnham Campus:

John Sharpe, Sr. Sport Coordinator, Varsity –, 416. 491.5050 x22312

Shannon Wright, Sport Coordinator, Campus Recreation –, 416.491.5050 x22299

Michelle Royer, Fitness Coordinator, Newnham,, 416.491.5050 x22976

King Campus:

Angela James, Sr. Sport Coordinator, King –, 416.491.5050 x55156

Seneca @ York Campus:

Melissa Wiseman, Sr. Sport Coordinator, Seneca @ York –, 416.491.5050 x33300

R.J. Shupe, Fitness Officer , Seneca @ York –, 416.491.5050 x33302

Markham Campus:

Chris Sousa, Sport and Fitness Coordinator, Markham –, 416.491.5050 x77250

On the Web: - Your home on the web for varsity and campus recreation news, information, results, announcements, events and happenings from Canada's largest college. We are Seneca. We are Sting.

Campus Recreation at Seneca - A sister site of, where Senecans looking specifically for news and information about Campus Recreation events at their Seneca College campus (e.g. Newnham, King, Markham or Seneca @ York) canfind it quickly and easily.

Fitness Centres at Seneca College - Micro-sites of, where Senecans looking specifically for information about rates, classes or equipment for the fitness centre at their Seneca College campus (e.g. Newnham, King, Markham or Seneca @ York) can find it quickly and easily. - Find the latest information about Community Sport and Recreation program offerings for youth and young adults on this site. From art and dance courses, self-defence and power skating to March Break and Summer Camps, details on pricing, registration and contact information can be found here. - Connect with your fellow Seneca students who are passionate about Athletics and Recreation. Share photos, videos and comments from the latest varsity and campus recreation events at Seneca College.
- Follow the latest updates on news, updates, events, results and announcements on varsity and campus recreation initiatives from the Athletics and Recreation team at Seneca College.
- Watch the latest varsity and campus recreation highlights and videos uploaded by the Athletics and Recreation team at Seneca College. - Share your thoughts on varsity and campus recreation news and learn about the personalities, events, and activities available to the Seneca community through the Seneca Sting Blog. - Watch live varsity and campus recreation action wherever you access the web via SenecaStingTV. From live streaming video of varsity events to live feed coverage of Athletics and Recreation events and activities, you will never miss a moment of the action in your Senecan community.