Jennifer Ferris

About Jennifer Ferris

Jennifer is the Managing Director of the Ontario Curling Council.

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

Safe Sport Program for Clubs Webinars

The Ontario Curling Council, in partnership with its members – CurlON and Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) will be offering webinars on the topic of “Safe Sport for Clubs.” Registered participants who attend the webinar can expect to learn about: Legal requirements for your Curling Centre to implement Rowan’s Law Safe Sport Best Practices for the prevention of Abuse, Discrimination and Harassment There are four webinars scheduled, they are FREE and available only to CurlON and NOCA Member Affiliated clubs. October 2, 2019 at 11

2019-2020 Next Gen Program Teams Announced

The Ontario Curling Council is pleased to announce the following teams have been selected to the Ontario Curling Council’s 2019-2020 Next Gen Program. Tier 1 Teams will be supported through the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario’s – Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative. As explained in the initial Call for Applications – the program has been opened in a limited capacity due to stakeholder investment levels being unknown. Should funding level support the acceptance of more teams, we will draw from the