The Ontario Curling Council held its 2022 Annual General Meeting on June 29, 2022. During that meeting, David Blair was elected to a second three year term as an Independent Councillor and will continue to serve as the organization’s Secretary/ Treasurer. NOCA also recently re-elected Julie Seim to continue to represent NOCA on the Ontario Curling Council, and Heather Houston (outgoing) was replaced with Trevor Bonot. We welcome Julie and Trevor to the Council for the next 12 months. Gerry
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
With the 2021/22 Season well underway the Ontario Curling Council would like to acknowledge the early success of our Next Gen Program teams so far. Tier 1 – Adult Team Horgan – Winners in Liverpool Nova Scotia at the Olympic Pretrials and off to the Trials in Saskatchewan Nov. 20-28. Photo courtesy of Michael Burns – Curling Canada Tier 1 – Adult Team Inglis – Competitors at the Olympic Pretrials in Liverpool. Photo Courtesy of Team Inglis – via Facebook Tier 2 – U18/21 Team
“The Ontario Curling Council and Northern Ontario Curling Association are joining forces to provide greater support for curling in anticipation of an exciting season ahead. We are hiring a Competitions and Development Coordinator. If you are organized, self-motivated, and passionate about promoting the growth of our favourite sport – we’d love to hear from you.” Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply HERE.
The Ontario Curling Council is pleased to announce the 10 teams who will be supported through our Next Gen Program for the 2021-2022 Season. Tier 1: Four Teams will be supported in this Tier. These teams will be supported specifically through our Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario. The OCC appreciates the ongoing support of the CSIO and our HP Programming. One female “Adult” team from either NOCA or CurlON region: TEAM INGLIS One male
The Ontario Curling Council, is in the process of creating it’s High Performance Plan for the period of May 1, 2020-April 30, 2022. The purpose of the High Performance Plan is to inform Operational Staff on the programs and services that will satisfy the Excellence Goals in the Ontario Curling Council’s Strategic Plan. In order to do that, we want your opinion on how to proceed. Please fill out our survey and let us know what you think!