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Ontario Curling Council announces “Return to Training” Next Gen 2020-2021 Teams

The Ontario Curling Council is pleased to announce the teams/athletes it will support through its “Return to Training” Next Gen Program for 2020-2021. The Next Gen Program for 2020-2021 was undersubscribed, so we are pleased to be able to announce that all eligible teams who applied will be supported in some fashion. Tier 1 Teams  Team Croisier – Female U18/U20 team from NOCA region Team Salari – Female U18/U20 team from CurlON region Team Burgess – Male U18/U20 team from NOCA region Team Prenevost – Male

Return to Play – Youth Programs

[Please note this information comes from an OCC Webinar recently held on this topic.  Click HERE to access the recording of that webinar] Starting up curling programs during the worst pandemic in recent history is the current challenge for curling clubs across the country.  Youth programs may have special considerations for many reasons.   The following is for information purposes only and is not to be considered as recommendations by NOCA or anyone affiliated or

The Inside Sheet with DJ Brooks

Have you seen “The Inside Sheet” with DJ Brooks yet?  This is our video show with some of Ontario’s top curlers having a chat with our host, DJ Brooks!  It’s personal, funny and engaging and the best part is that many of the questions come right from you!  Yes, we pose your questions to our guests either from typed submissions or (gasp!) video!  It’s a fun time and a great way to get to know some of Ontario’s (and the

Mentors Express by Coaches Association of Ontario

  Coach competency is an integral aspect of Ontario’s community sport programs. Coaches have the unique capacity to inspire, drive and influence athletes, impacting their pathways to excellence and overall sport experience. Mentors Express aims to enhance a Coach’s ability to apply various concepts from the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) by providing direct access to experts in five essential fields: Sport Psychology Nutrition Leadership & Management Strength and Conditioning For more information on mentorship opportunities for Coaching Athletes with a Disability, please click 

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