The Ontario Curling Council is proud to announce that we are launching a Youth Grassroots Project to increase BIPOC participation in curling at the U18 level.
Over the next two years, four U18 BIPOC Mixed Doubles Teams (two per season), one from Southern Ontario and one from Northern Ontario in each season will be “supported” to take the next step in their competitive development.
As supported competitive BIPOC teams, the Ontario Curling Council (OCC) will fund three on-ice practices with an OCC program coach (ice rental, coaching fees), entry fee into the U18 Mixed Doubles Ontario Winter Games Playdowns (or similar playdown) and a travel allowance to participate in the Playdowns. Teams will also get to participate in provincial Next Gen virtual education. In addition, we will outfit the teams with matching hoodies and new brushes supporting Goldlines “UnitedWeCurl” campaign.
Selection will be made through application – not based on past playing performance, but by “essay” application. Applicants will be required to submit an essay that explains how we can remove barriers for competition for other curlers, the impact the funding may have on their development and what would they do with this opportunity to help invoke change. Essays should be no longer than 750 words and should be in a Word document or .pdf. Teams consisting of two players identifying as BIPOC will be given preference but teams with one player identifying as BIPOC will also be considered.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications are now closed. Thank you!
For more information please contact Sean Turriff: email@example.com