Jennifer Ferris

About Jennifer Ferris

Jennifer is the Managing Director of the Ontario Curling Council.

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

Upcoming OCC Webinars for Coach and Athlete Development

The Ontario Curling Council will continue its popular Coach Professional Development Webinar Series this season – and we have a number of great sessions scheduled.  Each webinar is $19.99 + tax, and will earn CERTIFIED NCCP Coaches one professional development credit towards Maintenance of Certification. October 21, 2019 – Building a Brushing Strategy” Over the past four years, I’ve been collaborating with Dr. John Newhook, currently Dean of Engineering at Dalhousie University, in several research projects related to brushing

OCC New Board of Directors, New Strategic Plan, and Annual Report Released

New Season, New Council (Board of Directors) With the completion of the CurlON AGM over the weekend, the Ontario Curling Council  is able to announce the Council (Board of Directors) who will guide the Ontario Curling Council for the 2019-2020 Season: Steve Meunier, Chair Richard Helm, Secretary/Treasurer David Blair Rick Meraska Jonathan Giancroce Heather Houston Gerry Sundwall We thank outgoing Councillors Grant Allman (CurlON) and  Michael Szajewski (NOCA) for their contributions to the Ontario Curling Council over the 2018-2019 Season. Strategic Plan Over the summer the Ontario Curling Council finalized it’s