What's New

  • Recently, OCUA sat down (physically distanced, of course) with Women's League coordinator & Wonderwoman, Jessie Robinson, to talk about the increasingly popular program, its successes and just what makes it so special.  To read the first in our series of Program Spotlights, click here.   
  • We're so excited to be opening WINTER registration at 10PM TODAY!     For all adult league offerings, go to: https://www.ocua.ca/WinterIndoor2021-2022 For all youth & junior programs, go to: https://www.ocua.ca/WinterYouthJunior2021-2022  
  • OCUA believes that the health and safety of its members is paramount.  Therefore, for the 2021-2022 Winter season, OCUA will require full COVID-19 vaccination for participation.     The  requirement  for  vaccination  for  the  2021-2022  Winter  season  also  aligns  OCUA  with  the provincial health regulations and with requirements of the facilities used during the season.    
  • For the 2021 Fall season, OCUA will not require COVID-19 vaccination for participation. OCUA does, however, strongly encourage all participants to get fully vaccinated to help protect themselves, fellow participants, and the community.  
  • OCUA is fully committed to improving diversity and inclusivity within our organization.  In support of that, the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (DITF) was launched last year (March 2020).  As the first action since the 2021 AGM, the newly elected Board unanimously approved the continued support of and proposed plan of action for the DITF at the May 18th meeting.

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OCUA COVID Positive Cases Statement

For the past six weeks, OCUA has run its 8 2021-2022 Winter Adult Leagues. All 2021-2022 Winter Leagues require full vaccination for participation and additional health and safety protocols are in place to reduce risk. Unfortunately, the risks of COVID-19 cannot be completely eliminated and there were two instances regarding COVID-19 that have occurred in the past seven days.

The first instance involved a fully vaccinated player in the Friday Late Night League reporting a breakthrough positive COVID test Wednesday after symptom onset Sunday. The second instance involved a fully vaccinated player in the second timeslot of the Monday Parity League reporting a breakthrough positive COVID test Thursday. In both cases, the close contacts have been notified directly by OCUA. Those impacted have been encouraged to conduct regular self-assessments and adhere to the Ottawa Public Health guidelines provided to them. OCUA has cancelled the December 17 Friday Late Night League games and all individuals identified as close contacts in both cases have been directed to not attend any OCUA leagues or programs until after December 24. OCUA adult leagues are on a break for the holiday season, and are set to resume the first week of January.

OCUA is working hard to try to keep leagues and programs as safe as possible. The organization appreciates that individuals contacted us immediately when there were issues around COVID-19 exposure to help keep the community safe. While OCUA has communicated directly with those impacted, we felt it was also important for the community to be aware of the issues and serve as an important reminder that the pandemic is not over. The risks of COVID-19 unfortunately are not something we can completely eliminate so it is important for participants and teams to follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines to reduce the risks for everyone participating in the sport.

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: OCUA's Women's League

Recently, OCUA sat down (physically distanced, of course) with Women's League coordinator & Wonderwoman, Jessie Robinson, to talk about the increasingly popular program, its successes and just what makes it so special. 

To read the first in our series of Program Spotlights, click here

 

Winter Registration Opens November 14

We're so excited to be opening WINTER registration at 10PM TODAY!  
 
For all adult league offerings, go to: https://www.ocua.ca/WinterIndoor2021-2022
For all youth & junior programs, go to: https://www.ocua.ca/WinterYouthJunior2021-2022
 
A reminder, to help registration go smoothly: an active 2021-2022 Annual Membership is required to register for all Adult Winter Leagues. You can register for your Annual Membership now at the following link: https://www.ocua.ca/zuluru/registrations/register?event=1243
 
OCUA is pleased to announce that the Annual Membership fee has been reduced to $20+tx. Thank you all for sticking with us these past 18-months and your continued support of the Ottawa Ultimate leagues & community. 
 
COVID continues to impact our operations and how we do things; please know we appreciate that the short notice for registration can be challenging.  We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you on the field 
 

Vaccination Requirements for 2021-2022 Winter Season

OCUA believes that the health and safety of its members is paramount.  Therefore, for the 2021-2022 Winter season, OCUA will require full COVID-19 vaccination for participation.  
 
The  requirement  for  vaccination  for  the  2021-2022  Winter  season  also  aligns  OCUA  with  the provincial health regulations and with requirements of the facilities used during the season.  
 
The process for confirming compliance with the requirement (or exemption, as applicable) will be confirmed  when  Winter  registration  opens.  Rules  and  protocols  for  entry  into  facilities  will  be shared directly with registered participants prior to the first week of leagues. 
 
In addition, all OCUA members, spectators, coaches and volunteers are reminded that they must also adhere to the OCUA Return to Play protocols (updated version to be released prior to the start of the Winter season).  
 
Thank you for your ongoing cooperation as we continue to follow the health regulations to ensure everyone’s ongoing health and safety in OCUA leagues and programming.