TUC News

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: TUC COVID-19 Update #5

March 25, 2020, 10:48 PM

Dear Fellow Members,

TUC Leadership continues to monitor the developments around COVID-19 in Toronto, within Ontario, across Canada, and around the Globe. We continue to be committed to providing you, our fellow members with the latest information.

Federal, provincial and local governments and their respective public health agencies continue to urge us to do our part via social distancing measures, and self-isolation to "plank the curve" and reduce the spread of this virus. In addition to this guidance, on Monday, March 23rd, Mayor John Tory declared an Emergency in the city of Toronto. Today the city announced that effective immediately, all City-owned parks, sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment and Frisbee golf locations are closed to stop the spread of COVID-19.  

In addition to these public health measures to mitigate community spread, government agencies are also...

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40th Anniversary Jerseys

March 25, 2020, 8:10 PM

40th Anniversary Jerseys Available to Purchase!

Introducing the TUC Commemorative 40th anniversary reversibles, created in collaboration with BE Ultimate.

Adult teams have the opportunity to purchase these non-gendered reversible jerseys at TUC preferred rate ($42.50  + shipping).  Teams will be able to purchase their jerseys direct from BE Ultimate while registering for our Summer Leagues!    We are recommending that ahead of registration you have quantities and sizing ready to enter. 

To help you with completing your jersey order, we have provided you with a gif below of the jersey options and the ordering process as it appears in our summer team registrations.

Please note the available jersey colours are:

  • Black/White
  • Red/White
  • Blue/White
  • Green/White
  • Orange/White
  • Purple/White

You can also check out BE Ultimate’s Tank...

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: COVID-19 Update #4

March 19, 2020, 12:56 AM

Dear Fellow Members,

TUC Leadership continues to monitor the developments around COVID-19 in Toronto, in Ontario, across Canada, and around the World. We are committed to providing you, our fellow members with the latest information.

The last seventy-two (72) hours, has brought significant change for all of us as we all do our part: social distancing measures, and self-isolation to "flatten the curve" to mitigate the spread of this virus and break the chain of community spread.  

To the members of the TUC community who are front line workers - health care professionals, emergency services personnel, grocers, pharmacists, etc. - thank you.

TUC leadership continues to work on plans for our return to play. On Sunday, March 15th, we announced our short-term plan, with a tentative resumption of play on April 5th (The City of Toronto still anticipates a tentative date of April 5th for services to resume).  

We've resumed planning for the longer-...

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: TUC COVID-19 UPDATE#3

March 15, 2020, 10:50 PM

Dear Members,

As we continue to monitor the developments surrounding COVID-19, in Toronto, in Ontario, and across the world, TUC leadership continues to keep up to date with the latest information and remains focused on providing our members with information to protect themselves.

While the public health risk remains low, and COVID-19 is not circulating locally in Toronto, over the last few days, local, provincial and federal agencies have made several recommendations (social distancing measures) to "flatten the curve":

  • Toronto Public Health (TPH) and the Minister of Health recommended closure of licensed childcare facilities, and cancellation of March Break camps.
  • In response to TPH, the City of Toronto has canceled programs, events, and several facilities (including Lamport), with a tentative date of service resumption on 5 April.

On Thursday, March 12th, TUC announced that effective immediately, we...

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: COVID-19 Preventative Measures Update#2 - ALL TUC PROGRAMMING CANCELLED UNTIL 29 MARCH 2020

March 12, 2020, 6:44 PM

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:  COVID-19 Preventative Measures Update#2

ALL TUC PROGRAMMING CANCELLED UNTIL 29 MARCH 2020

 

Hello,

As we continue to monitor the developments surrounding COVID-19, in Toronto, Ontario and across Canada, TUC continues to focus on providing you our membership with information to protect themselves against the flu, and COVID-19.

Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19 as a Pandemic, and today, Toronto Public Health (TPH) and the Minister of Health have made recommendations that business and organizations do their part by implementing social distancing measures to help mitigate and slow the spread of this virulent disease.

While TPH and Public...

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: TUC COVID-19 Preventative Measures

March 10, 2020, 9:16 AM

Dear Members,

As we are well into flu season, and with the developments surrounding coronavirus, TUC is focusing on providing our members with information to protect themselves against the flu, and coronavirus.  TUC leadership has and will continue to keep up to date with the latest developments and review guidelines/advice set out by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health-Ontario (MHO), Toronto Public Health (TPH) and Ultimate Canada, and we will continue to provide updates as necessary.

Please take a moment and read through these everyday actions that will help you and your fellow members remain healthy:

  • We encourage all members to continue to wash their hands thoroughly and often with soap and water, or with an alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you do not attend your game(s), practice(s), clinic(s), or event(s) until your symptoms clear up.

In...

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TUC Leagues Safety Update - Dangerous Plays

November 14, 2019, 5:54 PM

Due to a recent increase in the number of league incidents, we felt it was necessary to revisit the Dangerous Play Rule. Safety for our players needs to be a priority and we must continue to educate our membership.

There are a number of reasons why this is an issue:

  • Players are getting injured, where it not only affects their sporting careers but also their day-to-day life
  • These dangerous plays are affecting the way players view and play against certain teams
  • Some players will only play in certain formats because they are concerned for their safety
  • Other players are leaving our leagues or the sport altogether

League games are generally played according to a slightly modified version of the USAU 11th edition rules. USA Ultimate has recently completed revisions and updates to the Official Rules of Ultimate of which includes the Dangerous Play Rule.

The first point of section 17.I. (...

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Adult Mixed Scrim 101 - Starting Sun Nov 17 @ Monarch

October 24, 2019, 1:22 PM

Missed the Fall Indoor registration? Looking to learn and play with coaches' supervision? Our Adult Mixed Scrim 101 program starts this Sunday, 5pm at Monarch, and runs through Dec 22. 

Members sign up here.

 


Volunteers of the Month - May, June, July & August

October 16, 2019, 6:03 PM

 

Volunteer of the Month - May - Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell is the Chairperson of TUC's Women's Committee and sits on our Board of Directors. In his role as chair of the Women's Committee, he and the committee are responsible for the Pick-It-Up month initiative that runs throughout June.

His work includes reviewing the feedback received from the previous year's Pick-It-Up month and integrating the feedback to improve upon the initiative; attending all the Captain's meetings in May to speak about the changes and updates to the initiative; and lastly, liaising with our teams throughout June to ensure that Pick-It-Up month is a success.

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Volunteers of the Month - March & April

May 5, 2019, 12:00 PM

 

Volunteers of the the Month - March - Jeremy Roedde, Chris Loat, Agatha Hodsman

Jeremy, Chris, and Agatha coordinated both the Fall and Winter Indoor Wednesday Parity Co-ed HAT League, better known as TPL.  In their roles, they are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the league including draft day, weekly stats and trade updates, and the end of season awards.  With so many moving parts and constant changes being made the Parity League is extremely demanding.  These three individuals have done an outstanding job and we certainly need to recognize the commitment to what has become the most popular TUC indoor league.

Jeremy started playing in TUC in 1993 and is still going strong entering his 26th summer season with the league. He has founded and played on many Toronto area touring teams during his nearly 20-year run of consecutive Nationals appearances.  Fun fact: at his peak of insane ultimate scheduling, he once played in 28...

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Volunteer of the Year 2018 - Chelsea Jackson

March 5, 2019, 3:12 PM

Media Folder: 

Our Volunteer of the Year for 2018 is Chelsea Jackson!

Chelsea was extremely involved with the Club throughout the entire year. For starters, she was engaged with numerous Juniors programs as a coach from the start of...

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TUC Disc Design Contest 2019

February 13, 2019, 4:49 PM

Even though it doesn't seem like it with all the snow, our summer season is quickly approaching. With the new summer season comes new membership discs!

Do you have a design idea for the new 2019 member disc? We would love to see it! Every year, TUC hosts a contest to see which design will be showcased on our annual membership disc. The winner will not only see their disc in the hands of countless Ultimate players in Toronto, but will also receive a free TUC membership for the year!

The disc design requirements for hot stamp discs can be viewed on the Discraft website here, please be sure to review them carefully when preparing your design. Submit your designs to adults@tuc.org by Friday, March 8th!

Good luck everyone!


Dangerous Play Rule Change - Further Statement

January 31, 2019, 2:33 PM

TUC Statement
Re: Dangerous Play Rule Change Pilot Project
January 31st, 2019

It is great to see the community engaging in an active and spirited discussion around the game they are passionate about. This pilot project was introduced as a result of a few factors. Two factors that stand out are safe play and the evolution of the game.

The first factor, safe play, is the recognition that TUC saw a spike in on field injuries with the common element being players colliding and some of...

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Dangerous Play Rule Change

January 30, 2019, 1:42 PM

TUC will be implementing a pilot project (in the Thursday Downsview HAT league and the Thursday Monarch Elite league) where the WFDF Dangerous Play rule will replace the USAU Dangerous Play rule. The goal of this change is to provide a safe environment for all TUC players in all games. At the core level, Ultimate is a non-contact sport and this rule embodies this principle of the game. Know up front this change will not be a perfect solution to something that may have happened in one of your past games and it will take time for all players to make an adjustment. How you play the game and communicate with your fellow players is the best way to implement change in your community. As always, play with spirit.

The new dangerous play rule

The rule being implemented is the WFDF Dangerous Play Rule 17.1.1

Reckless disregard for the safety...

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Athlete Development and Coaching Position

January 29, 2019, 12:15 PM

Excited about ultimate and want to develop the next generation of athletes?

While the sport of Ultimate continues to grow, so does the Toronto Ultimate Club. We're looking for a talented individual to fill our new Athlete Development and Coaching Position. You can view the full position details in the file below. Applications will be accepted until February 8th! If you want to learn more about the position, you can reach out to Jon Brandt, our Interim Executive Director, at ed@tuc.org.

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TUC is Hiring!

January 25, 2019, 8:05 PM

The Toronto Ultimate Club is looking to hire an Executive Director, specifically someone who is passionate about growing the sport of Ultimate in Toronto and across Canada. If you are interested in the position, be sure to apply before February 15th! You can review the full job posting here

If you have any questions, you can contact Jon Brandt, our interim Executive Director, at ed@tuc.org.


Women's Pickup Ultimate - January 2019

January 17, 2019, 4:48 PM

Looking to get some reps in before Winter leagues start? TUC has you covered! For the two Sundays leading up to the start of our Winter Season, TUC will have female pickup ultimate available at Monarch Park Stadium, from 5pm-6pm. This event will be open to both members and non-members; pay at the door! We have space for up to 30 players.

Who: Ultimate Frisbee Women
What: Pickup Ultimate
When: Sunday, January 20, and Sunday, January 27 (5pm-6pm)
Where: Monarch Park Stadium (Field 1)
Cost: $5 for TUC members, $10 for non-members

Invite your friends, and get ready for a fun afternoon of Ultimate! You can check out our Facebook event here.

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Bring Your Disc To School Day - December 3rd!

November 22, 2018, 4:06 PM

International Spirit of the Game Day is coming up on December 3rd and the theme this year is JUNIORS! We're excited to announce that we will be hosting a "Bring Your Disc To School Day" photo contest as part of the celebration. 

To enter, all you need to do is bring your favourite disc to school on December 3rd and take a picture for social media. Send it to us on Instagram @torontoultimateclub and let us know what Spirit of the Game means to you. We'll select a winner as well as a fan favourite winner for most likes on December 7th to receive a TUC prize pack. 

Important Dates:

December 3rd - Bring Your Disc to School Day!
December 5th - Deadline to share your photo to @torontoultimateclub on Instagram
December 7th - Fan Favourite winner decided at noon! TUC choice selected...

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2018 TUC AGM - Wednesday September 26th

September 5, 2018, 4:12 PM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the membership of TUC will take place on Wednesday September 26, 2018 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm, at the Monarch Park Stadium – Community Room, and refreshments will be provided. 

Note you must be a current TUC member in order to attend. Please also note that Intro members do not have voting rights at this meeting, but are welcome to attend. The AGM includes a report from the Board of Directors, report from the Executive Director, review of Financial Statements and Finance Report, appointment of TUC auditor, and election of new Board members and renewal of terms. Please join us on September 26th!

TUC Annual General Meeting

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August 22, 2018, 5:12 PM