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  • The warmer weather today has us thinking ahead to Spring......Spring Indoor Ultimate, to be exact. With the snow still on the ground and a few weeks left in the Winter Indoor season, OCUA is thrilled to announce the leagues being offered this Spring.  With leagues being offered seven days a week, this Spring Indoor season (formerly known as Winter Indoor session 2) will be jammed-packed with Ultimate fun. 
  • Welcome to Winter Ultimate!
  • REGISTRATION FOR PLAYOFFS. Captains, please submit your team's attendance for the 2024 Summer Playoff Weekend, which will be hosted on August 24th and 25th. All responses are due by Friday, August 9th, 2024. Any Captain that changes their response after Thursday, August 15th, 2024 are subject to a $75.00 fine.  WHO'S PLAYING WHEN?!
  • Last week, after a 2 year hiatus, OCUA hosted 27 schools from across the city for the Spring 2022 Middle School Cup and 2022 High School Cup.  The 2022 Middle School Cup saw eight teams compete on an overcast and windy but wildly successful day. The final results of the 2022 Middle School Cup are: Mer Bleue Les Loups - 2022 Middle School Champions
  • OCUA wants to help anyone who wants to play Ultimate this summer find a spot to play. Maybe you're new to the city or new to the sport, or you're already playing in one league but would love to make it two - either way we want to help find you a place to play!  Fill out the form below and OCUA will do our best to match you up with a team!
  • On Tuesday, April 26, 2022 quorum was not met in order to convene the 2022 OCUA AGM. In accordance with OCUA By-Laws and the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA), if quorum is not met at an Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors shall schedule and announce to members a replacement meeting to take place between 14 and 21 days from the date of the Annual General Meeting it replaces.

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The Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game Stops In Ottawa

On June  10th,  Canadian Ultimate players from the East to West Coast are participating in the Great Canadian Ultimate Game. The Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game will pit white against red to raise awareness and money for the Art Hawkins Fund program. The white team and the red team will huck, flick, and layout to help their team become the champion, and raise the most money for the Art Hawkins Fund.
 
The Art Hawkins Development Fund's purpose is to support the accessibility and development of Ultimate and Spirit of the Game in Canada with children, youth, and those with a disability, especially in economically disadvantaged communities. Learn more about the late Art Hawkins, the namesake, and his contribution to Ultimate in Canada.
 
This year, our game will take place at 4pm-6pm at UPI.  All are welcome to come support, donate, and throw a disc in honour of Art Hawkins.
Donations for the game are being accepted through this Ultimate Canada donation form and directly through local Ultimate communities - cash donations will be accepted on-site June 10.
 
For more information on OCUA's event & to register to participate, click here.
 
The Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game is organized by Ultimate Canada, the governing body for the sport of Ultimate in Canada. The organization promotes the growth and development of Ultimate throughout Canada. Visit our website at www.CanadianUltimate.com. 
For national media inquiries, please email sarah@canadianultimate.com.

OCUA Announces Newly Elected Directors

At the 2023 Annual General Meeting, members of OCUA elected 4 directors to the Board of Directors.
Congratulations to: 
  • Andrea Bombala
  • Emma Wilson-Pease
  • Karlis Bouse
  • Tina Tremblay
Andrea, Emma, Karlis & Tina will serve a 2-year term (2023-2025) and join Kelly Fulton, Maaike van Leeuwen & Robbie Thuot (2022-2024) to complete the 7-person Board. 
 
To find out more about OCUA's Board of Directors, visit www.ocua.ca/board-of-directors

Summer Leagues 2023

Hey OCUA members! 
The kick-off to the Summer 2023 season is right around the corner, so here are a few updates, reminders, & tidbits: 
 
  1. We are waiting on the City for confirmation that city fields will open on time (May 15). Without official word from the city we delayed planning a bit, however we are hopeful that word will come in soon. As such, we are moving ahead with things as though they will. 
  2. If city fields DO NOT open (which we have no control over) we will notify all Captains right away and ask that you share with your teammates. If there is a delay we will share what the next steps are at that time. 
  3. Each day, OCUA post the official “game call” by 3pm - posted on the top right corner of www.ocua.ca 
  4. Schedules are being worked on by league coordinators. For at least the first 4 weeks, games start at 6:45. When/if game start times are changed league coordinators will notify team captains. 
  5. Don’t forget to submit your game reports & spirit scores!  
    And last but certainly not least,
  6. Have an AMAZING summer filled with Ultimate fun!

2023 Summer Adult Leagues Announced

The 2023 Summer Adult Leagues lineup is set and we cannot wait to welcome OCUA members back to the Ultimate fields -- check out the league list below. Summer 2023 is set to kick off the week of May 15, and wrap up the week of August 21 with Summer League Playoffs (for team entry leagues) set for August 26 & 27. 

League information pages will be available early next week but below captures the overview of information of the Summer 2023 lineup.

Registration for Adult Summer Leagues will open on Tuesday March 28th at 10pm

Mondays

  • Mixed 7v7 League (Team entry) 
    Fields: UPI, Lynda Lane, McCarthy Park, Ben Franklin
    Game time: 6:45pm-Sundown
  • Monday Turf League (Team entry)
    Fields: UOttawa-Lees
    Game times: 7:30pm-9pm & 9pm-10:30pm
  • Women's League (Individual entry), 7pm-9pm
    Fields: Carleton-TAAG 
    Game time: 7pm-9pm
  • UOttawa Social League (Individual entry), 6pm-7:30pm
    Fields: UOttawa-Lees
    Game times: 6pm-7:30pm

Tuesdays

  • Mixed 7v7 League (Team entry) 
    Fields: UPI, Strandherd
    Game time: 6:45pm-Sundown

Wednesdays

  • Mixed 7v7 League (Team entry) 
    Fields: UPI, Potvin 
    Game time: 6:45pm-Sundown
  • Carleton U Social League (Individual entry) 
    Fields: Carleton U-Ravens Field
    Game time: 7pm-9pm

Thursdays

  • Mixed 7v7 League (Team entry)
    Fields: UPI, Lynda Lane, Ben Franklin
    Game time: 6:45pm-Sundown

Sundays

  • GrandMasters Social League (Individual entry)
    Fields: UPI
    Game time: 6pm-Sundown

OCUA would like to notify members that City of Ottawa city field allocations has changed for 2023 and impacted the number of city fields given for league nights -- as sports clubs and teams continue to return to the fields, allocations have changed to allow for some balance amongst the many sport and recreation groups throughout Ottawa. So what does this mean for OCUA Adult Summer Leagues & OCUA's members? There will be a shift in field distribution with each league night having a great majority of their games scheduled for UPI over city fields. We are fortunate, as the number of user groups increases across the city, to have our very own sports park that guarantees OCUA members a field to play on! OCUA staff will continue to work with the city in an effort to secure additional city fields, and will update the league information pages where applicable. 

A reminder to OCUA membership, for summer and fall mixed divisions, OCUA has implemented WFDF Gender Ratio Rule B

2023 Nominations

The Ottawa-Carleton Ultimate Association (OCUA) Board of Directors is seeking qualified volunteers to fill four vacancies for a term of two years of service. Directorships will begin the day after the Annual General Meeting Thursday April 27, 2023.
 
Candidates Nominated by the Nominations Committee

Candidates nominated by the nominations committee will be designated “Nominated by the Nominations Committee" in the Association's published election material. The nominations committee shall finalize its nominations no later than 45 days before the date of the Annual General Meeting.

The 2023 Candidates Nominated by the Nominations Committee are: 

  • Andrea Bombala
  • Karlis Bouse
  • Alessandro Colonnier
  • Tina Tremblay 
  • Emma Wilson-Pease
  • Yang Xu

Nominations from the Membership
The Nominations from the Membership period is open. Nominations from the Membership can be submitted online until Sunday March 28, 2023 by obtaining signatures* of 25 Members of the Associations supporting your candidacy and completing the NOMINATION FORM.

*Full names and e-mail addresses will be accepted in lieu of physical signatures. The Nominations Committee may contact your sponsors to validate the nomination. For more information, please contact nominations@ocua.ca 


OCUA is strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion within the community.  We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, especially those who would contribute to the further diversification of the Board.  We encourage candidates to voluntarily indicate if they are a member of an equity deserving group (for example, women, members of the LGBTQ2+ communities,  Indigenous Peoples, members of a visible or racial minority group, or persons with disability).