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The History of SWOSSAA

On June 30, 1962, thirty-six schools from Essex and Kent Counties broke away from WOSSA to form SWOSSA. The association had three member associations: KCSSAA (Kent County), ECSSA (Essex County) and WSSA (Windsor). Mr. J. Mencel (Herman Secondary) was the first President. Tony Techko (Riverside) was the first Secretary-Treasurer. Col. Arthur Pill (Blenheim) designed the SWOSSAA crest. Initial fees were 10 cents per student with two cents going to OFSAA. The first SWOSSAA champion was the boys golf team from Massey Secondary School. Annual meetings were held every June with each school allowed up to three votes. The Board of Directors consisted of a President, two Vice Presidents, Secretary-Treasurer, three directors from each member association, two reps to OFSAA plus a rep from St. Clair College and the University of Windsor.

Fast forward to September 1996. A minor name change: SWOSSA became SWOSSAA! A major change: LSSAA (Lambton) left WOSSA to join SWOSSAA. The governance of SWOSSAA changed. The Annual Meeting was eliminated. The Board of Directors was revamped. Another vice-president was added. The reps from St. Clair College and the University of Windsor were dropped.

Fast forward sixteen months to January 1998. The province had merged school boards. The Windsor and Essex School Boards were merged as well as the Lambton and Kent School Boards. WSSA (Windsor) and ECSSA (Essex County) merged to form WECSSAA. KCSSAA and LSSAA merged to form LKSSAA in September 2014. SWOSSAA is now made up of WECSSAA and LKSSAA.

There have only been five (5) Secretary-Treasurers of SWOSSAA : Tony Techko, Ted Emerson, Bob Issell, Sandy Blackshaw and Greg LeNeve since SWOSSAA’s beginnings in 1962.

SWOSSAA Executives & Board of Directors


  • President: Jim Kittl, Brennan
  • 1st Vice President: Derek Quigley, JMSS
  • 2nd Vice President: Kevin
  • 3rd Vice President: Jeremy Gower, WDSS



  • 1 YR REP: Frank Graziano, Belle River
  • 1 YR REP: Craig Cavanagh, Craig Cavanagh
  • 2 YR REP: Badi Qawwas, Essex
  • 2 YR REP: Joe Idone, Assumption
  • 3 YR REP: Joe Amicarelli, Essex
  • 3 YR REP: Stacey Ditchfield, Holy Names


  • 1 YR REP: James Clarke, John McGregor
  • 1 YR REP: Ryan Bedard, Great Lakes
  • 2 YR REP: Mike Schinkelshoek, Pain Court
  • 2 YR REP: Peter Kaija, Great Lakes
  • 3 YR REP: Kristen Crow, Chatham Kent
  • 3 YR REP: Peter Kistulinec, Blenheim D.H.S.

Member At Large

  • Peter Krailo, LKSSAA
  • CGA REP to OFSAA: Stacey Ditchfield, Holy Names
  • CBA REP to OFSAA: James Clarke, McGregor
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Greg LeNeve


Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence

E. S. Lajeunesse

600 Ave. E. C. Row ouest
Windsor, ON
N9E 1A5
Phone: 519-972-0071
Fax: 519-972-5763

E. S. L’Essor

13605 St. Gregory’s Rd.
Windsor, ON
N8N 3E4
Phone: 519-735-4115
Fax: 519-735-5577

E. S. Paincourt

Paincourt, ON
Phone: 519-352-1614
Fax: 519-352-9442

E. S. St.Francis Xavier

901 The Rapids Parkway
Sarnia, ON
N7S 6K2
Phone: 519-542-1055
Fax: 519-542-2841

Greater Essex County District School Board

Belle River D.H.S.

333 South St.
Belle River, ON
N0R 1A0
Phone: 519-728-1212
Fax: 519-728-1604

Essex D.H.S.

244 Talbot Street N.
Essex, ON
N8M 2E1
Phone: 519-776-7344
Fax: 519-776-4902

North Star High School

330 Simcoe St.
Amherstburg, ON
N9V 0H2
Phone: 519-736-2149
Fax: 519-736-1473

Hon. W. C. Kennedy S. S.

245 Tecumseh Rd. E.
Windsor, ON
N8X 2R2
Phone: 519-254-6475
Fax: 519-254-6750

Kingsville D.H.S.

170 Main St. E.
Kingsville, ON
N9Y 1A5
Phone: 519-733-2347
Fax: 519-733-2631

Leamington D.S.S.

80 Oak St. W.
Leamington, ON
N8H 2B3
Phone: 519-326-6191
Fax: 519-326-7551

Riverside S. S.

8465 Jerome Street
Windsor, ON
N8S 1W8
Phone: 519-948-4116
Fax: 519-948-5559

Sandwich S. S.

7050 Malden Rd.
Windsor, ON
N9J 2T5
Phone: 519-734-1237
Fax: 519-734-1220

Tecumseh Vista Academy

1155 Shields St.
Tecumseh, ON
N8N 0C1
Phone: 519-255-3200

Vincent Massey S. S.

1800 Liberty St.
Windsor, ON
N9E 1J2
Phone: 519-969-2530
Fax: 519-969-1907

W. F. Herman S. S.

1930 Rossini Blvd.
Windsor, ON
N8W 4P5
Phone: 519-944-4700
Fax: 519-944-3809

Walkerville S. S.

2100 Richmond St.
Windsor, ON
N8Y 1L4
Phone: 519-252-6514
Fax: 519-252-3404

Westview Freedom Academy

1375 California Ave.
Windsor, ON
N9B 2Z8
Phone: 519-254-6451
Fax: 519-254-9872

Lambton Kent District School Board

Alexander MacKenzie S.S.

(Classified A)
BOX 3027
Sarnia, ON
N7T 7M1
Phone: 519-542-5505
Fax: 519-542-7294

Blenheim D.H.S.

BOX 990
Blenheim, ON
N0P 1N0
Phone: 519-676-5485
Fax 519-676-4919

Chatham Kent S. S.

285 McNaughton Ave. East
Chatham, ON
N7L 2G7
Phone: 519-352-2870
Fax: 519-351-8849

John McGregor S.S.

300 Cecile Ave.
Chatham, ON
N7M 2C6
Phone: 519-354-1740
Fax: 519-354-9798

Lambton Central C. & V.I.

BOX 5100
Petrolia, ON
N0N 1R0
Phone: 519-882-1910
Fax: 519-882-1860

Lambton Kent Composite School

BOX 900
Dresden, ON
N0P 1M0
Phone: 519-683-4475
Fax: 519-683-4477

North Lambton S. S.

BOX 40
Forest, ON
N0N 1J0
Phone: 519-786-2166
Fax: 519-786-5250

Northern C.I. & V.S.

940 Michigan Ave.
Sarnia, ON
N7S 2B1
Phone: 519-542-5545
Fax: 519-542-0571

Ridgetown D.H.S.

BOX 970
Ridgetown, ON
N0P 2C0
Phone: 519-674-5449
Fax: 519-674-5171

Great Lakes S. S.

275 Wellington St.
Sarnia, ON
N7T 1H1
Phone: 519-336-6131
Fax: 519-336-0220

Tilbury D.H.S.

Queen Street
Tilbury, ON
N0P 2L0
Phone: 519-682-0751
Fax 519-682-0758

Wallaceburg D.S.S.

920 Elgin St.
Wallaceburg, ON
N8A 3E1
Phone: 519-627-3368
Fax: 519-627-3833

Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board

Assumption College

1100 Huron Line
Windsor, ON
N9C 2K7
Phone: 519-256-7801
Fax: 519-256-0417

Cardinal Carter S. S.

120 Ellison St.
Leamington, ON
N8H 5C7
Phone: 519-322-2804
Fax: 519-839-5625

Catholic Central H. S.

441 Tecumseh Rd. E.
Windsor, ON
N8X 2R7
Phone: 519-256-3171
Fax: 519-256-6691

F. J. Brennan C.H.S.

910 Raymo Rd.
Windsor, ON
N8Y 4A6
Phone: 519-945-2351
Fax: 519-945-8240

Holy Names H. S.

1400 Northwood
Windsor, ON
N9E 1A4
Phone: 519-966-2504
Fax: 519-966-2506

St. Anne S. S.

12050 Arbour St.
Windsor, ON
N8N 1N8
Phone: 519-735-6024
Fax: 519-735-2779

St. Joseph’s H. S.

5420 Empress St.
Windsor, ON
N8T 1B4
Phone: 519-974-6663
Fax: 519-974-7485

St. Thomas of Villanova S. S.

2800 North Town Line, R. R. 3
LaSalle, ON
N9A 6Z6
Phone: 519-734-6444
Fax: 519-978-9238

St. Clair Catholic District School Board

St. Patrick’s High School

1001 Rapids Parkway
Sarnia, ON N7S 6K2
Phone: 519-541-1811
Fax: 519-541-1814

Ursuline College (The Pines)

85 Grand Ave. W.
N7L 1B6
Phone: 519-352-2987
Fax: 519-351-2988

Independent Schools

Chatham Christian H. S.

475 Keil Dr. S.
Chatham, ON
N7M 6L8
Phone: 519-352-4591
Fax: 519-352-4041

UMEI Christian High School

R. R. 5
Leamington, ON
N8H 3V8
Phone: 519-326-7448
Fax: 519-326-0278

Academie Ste. Cecile International

925 Cousineau Road
Windsor, ON
N9G 1V8
Phone: 519-969-1291
Fax: 519-969-7953

Maranatha Christian Academy

939 Northwood St.
Windsor, ON
N9E 2B4
Phone: 519-966-7424
Fax: 519-966-9519

Windsor Islamic High School

5420 Empress St.
Windsor, ON
N8T 2E7
Phone: 519-948-4500

Conseil Scolaire Viamonde

Ecole Secondaire de Lamoth-Cadillac

1775 Totten Street
Windsor, ON
N9R 1X4
Phone: 519-253-0929

Institute Collegial Franco-Juenesse

901 Rapids Parkway
Sarnia, ON N7S 6K2
Phone: 519-542-5970
Fax: 519-542-5479

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