Windsor asked and Windsor received.
It's really as simple as that when it comes to explaining why so many of OFSAA's premier events are heading to the City of Roses next month.
OFSAA communications coordinator Devin Gray tells me Windsor has landed many of the big tournaments because school boards in the South Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association region see hosting the events as a method of saving money. It's cheaper to host the events, the argument goes, than paying the costs of sending teams elsewhere.
"We're bound to get some complaints from the north and the Ottawa area, but they're not raising their hands to host yet and maybe this will make them," said Grey in an email. "So far it's been first come, first serve with hosting applications, but that process is changing to more of a review process. Even then Windsor's got a proven track record and great facilities so expect to see a few more there in the next few years."
For the benefit of those without an OFSAA calendar in front of them, Windsor will host wrestling and swimming in the first week of March and the focus will then shift to the boys triple-A hockey championship and the boys triple-A basketball tournament.
Windsor will also host the biggest event of the OFSAA calendar -- the track and field championship in June.
Here's a look at the upcoming tournaments and locations
A - Sault Ste. Marie
AA - Timmins
AAA - Windsor
AAA - Windsor
A-AA - Ottawa
AAA - Stratford
A-AA - Stratford
A - KItchener (Rockway)AA - Kenora
AAA - North Bay