Chris Sullivan has been a strong competitive force within both the Ottawa and Canadian Ultimate circles for more than a decade. Known to many as "Sully", this wild haired competitor was a Captain of a strong waX team in 1998. He and his teammates won the gold at that year's national championships where Sully was named Open coMVP along with Paul Chambers. Known as a strong handler and intelligent player, Chris teamed up with 2010 Inductee Pete Knowles and others to form an amazing offense.
Sully went on from Nationals that year to represent Canada at the 1998 World Championships in Blaine, Minnesota, where the Canadian Open Team won gold. He has since competed for Phoenix in Open and GLUM in Masters events. Perhaps not the absolute best in any one area, but good at everything, Chris is above all the consummate team player. His positive attitude and strong leadership skills give him that rare athletic quality of making everyone around him better, as his teammates over the years would surely attest.
Nick Roberts began his time with OCUA as a player and a dedicated volunteer. He was a member of the Board of Directors from 1999 to 2001 and soon afterwards became the first employee and a passionate public face of the organization. Nick met with external parties on the association's behalf, lobbied city councillors and departments and encouraged new players at a time when summer league was bulging at the seams with growth.
Earlier on Nick volunteered as a coordinator and became a member of the UPI Land Sales committee and worked with this committee and others to find, recommend, purchase and develop UPI. Besides UPI, Nick was one of the foremost driving forces in the organization for the development of new fields and improved treatment when compared to other field sports in this city. Nick worked tirelessly on a number of field projects including new fields at Millenium Park and th Aviation Museum in the city's east end, Ben Franklin park in the west and ball diamond conversions at Rickey Place in Kanata and Lynda Lane in the city centre amongst others.
Nick didn't end his contributions with fields he worked to promote the competitive progams within OCUA. He also spent a large amount of time as a volunteer and champion of building a youth program the organization could be proud of.
Before his role with OCUA Mike Hall-Jones was an all-star calibre waterpolo player with Carleton University. He found another outlet for his athletic passions with Ultimate. Not only did Mike enjoy playing the game, but he realized the organization needed members to step up and volunteer time to help the sport grow within the city.
Mike served as a member of the Board of Directors from 1998 to 1999 for Ulimate Park Inc. and was its appointed member to the OCUA board during the same period. He too was a member of the UPI Land Sales committee and thus was one of many parties responsible for the establishment of UPI and its development. Mike went further than most with his commitment to UPI however, carefully monitoring it's initial development and then devoting countless hours on site in the years following development to help nurture the new facility at a time when it needed much tender love and care. He literally did the dirty work, be it trenching, cutting, watering, or perhaps worst of all, line painting.
Mike was also a fixture on the masters competitive scene, and played key roles in organizing both the 1999 and 2002 nationals hosted in Ottawa. His hard work and knowledge of facility were instrumental in making those tournaments as successful as they were.