Jennifer Ferris

About Jennifer Ferris

Jennifer is the Managing Director of the Ontario Curling Council.

Curling Canada Releases Return to Play Guidelines

Curling Canada in consultation with our members,  CurlON and Northern Ontario Curling Association have released curling’s Return to Play Guidelines. Member Clubs are encouraged to connect with their respective Member Association (CurlON or NOCA) for additional resources. The Ontario Curling Council is continuing to liaise with the Ontario Government to communicate member club questions/concerns, seek clarifications on Emergency Orders and lobby for assistance at the club and PSO level.

Ontario Curling Council Holds 2020 AGM and Elects New Councillor

The Ontario Curling Council continues to conduct business and held it’s 2020 Annual General Meeting on July 13, 2020. During the meeting the Council approved a slight change to the Ontario Curling Council’s Bylaws. The complete AGM package including the approved 2019-2020 Financial statements can be found here. The Council elected Ivan Strachan from Neebing, ON to a three year term as an Independent Councillor. We wish to thank outgoing Councillor, Rick Meraska for his five years of service (including one year

Ontario Curling Council Seeks Applications for Independent Councillor (Board Member) Position

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) is the Provincial Sport Organization for amateur curling in Ontario.  The OCC works collaboratively with its members CurlON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association to deliver programs, services and competitions for recreational and competitive curlers throughout the province. The Ontario Curling Council (Board of Directors) is seeking nominations for one Independent Councillor Position, for a three year term.  The Independent Councillor will be elected by the current Councillors who represent the membership at the Annual General

Prep4Performance Coaching Symposium Postponed

It is with the utmost caution, that the Ontario Curling Council’s Board and Staff have made the difficult decision to postpone the Prep4Performance Coaching Symposium scheduled for May 29-31, 2020, at the Briar’s Resort in Jackson’s Point due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic. The event will be rescheduled for the Spring of 2021.  A new date will be set in the coming months and it will be communicated on our website, mailing lists, and social media

Update on Impact of Covid-19 on Remaining Ontario Curling Council Activities

After careful consideration of the rapidly changing global pandemic, the Ontario Curling Council staff and board have made the difficult decision to suspend all in-person activities for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season. Affected events include:  Competition Coach Workshop – Oshawa Curling Club – March 21-22, 2020 U15 Challenge Cups – Vanastra, St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, Quinte, Kapuskasing and Kenora – March 28-29, 2020 The health and wellness of our athletes, coaches, contractors, officials, volunteers, and host facility staff are of paramount

Ontario Curling Council Announces 2019-2020 Quest for Gold Athlete Assistance Program

The Ontario Curling Council is pleased to administer the 2019-2020 Quest for Gold Athlete Assistance Program on behalf of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. Complete details about the program can be found here. Cards will be awarded in the following categories: Fours (age 22-29) – 6 full cards (3 female, 3 male) Mixed Doubles (age 22-29) – 4 half cards (2 female, 2 male) Wheelchair – 4 full cards (2 female, 2 male) Timelines are very tight for this program.  All