Layout December 2008, Volume 1

  Dear TUC Member,

In This Layout:
  • Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • Fall BMO Indoor Leagues – Games on December 22 & 23
  • TUC Shop Christmas Sale & Grand Opening!
  • Volunteer Of The Month
  • Winter League Registration Closes December 18!
  • The TUC Office Has Now Moved!
  • Ultimate Canada Magazine Released
  • Daredevil Disc Shopping Cart Now Online

    TUC is pleased to announce a new partnership with Upper Canada College, which will play host to two new Winter Indoor Leagues starting in January:

    • Sunday Co-ed Intermediate League: this is a 6-team co-ed intermediate level league. All games are at the UCC Dome from 8pm-11pm (60 min games), 6-on-6 speedpoint. This is an 11 week league running from January 11 – March 22. Online registration is now open. Cost is $1450 per team.
    • Wednesday UCC Pickup League: this is a pickup league available to all Ultimate players, on Wednesdays from 8-9pm, starting January 14 and concluding March 18. Show up on any given Wednesday and pay $10 to play! We will have a regular convenor on-site for every game, teams will be organized on site and games will run from 8:10 – 8:59pm, 6-on-6 speedpoint. Gender ratio dependent on # of participants. YOU MUST PROVIDE $10 TO THE CONVENOR PRIOR TO GAME TIME OR ELSE YOU DO NOT PLAY.
    The Dome at Upper College Canada is 60m x 35m indoor field, premier sport turf, in a climate controlled bubble in the heart of central Toronto. The Dome is located at 200 Lonsdale Rd, which is just north of Avenue Rd & St. Clair Ave, within walking distance of St. Clair and Davisville stations. Here is a picture of the facility:

      Volunteer Appreciation Party

    On December 6 TUC hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Party at the Downsview Hangar. The event featured a free indoor tournament and then lots of post-game food and beverage. Several key volunteers were recognized for their contributions to the Club:

    Steam Whistle/GAIA Prize Packs (t-shirts, gadgets, water bottle, socks)


    • Ann Chow: for her contributions with various events and the TUC move
    • Greg Schmidt: for his continued all-around efforts and on the TUC website
    • Jaleel Paje: for his photo and clinic contributions to the Club
    $50 Restaurant Gift Certificate (to Swiss Chalet/Outback/Milestones/Kelseys)
    • Ed Kung: for his endless photo and event contributions
    • Harry Burkman: for his invaluable legal advice, particularly with the office move
    • Ian Lee: for his outstanding advancements in our TUC clinics
    • Jeremy Ekers: for helping TUC find a new home and we didn’t make it easy for him
    • Sara Beheshti: for guiding the TUC Board of Director meetings and all-around help
    • Tom Walsh: for his organization and recruitment for the TUC volunteer program
    TUC League Convenors 2008 – Corporate Suite at an upcoming Toronto Marlies game
    • Winter 08: Rahil Suleman, Mike Pezzack, James McCully
    • Spring 08: Josee Guibord, Heather Levchuk, Ofer Shai
    • Summer 08:
      • Mondays: Brenda Perras & Mike Pezzack
      • Tuesdays: Vikki Cole & Ofer Shai
      • Wednesdays: Natalie Wong & Heather Levchuk
      • Thursdays: Richard Krueger & Gary Chiu
    • Fall 08: Warren Foltz, Jane Logan, Nat Fitzgerald, James, Richard, Rahil
    • Juniors: Thomas Meyer & Heather Levchuk
    TUC Volunteer of the Year 2008 – Steam Whistle VIP Tour (for 10), Hoodie, tshirt, and items.


    ok maybe it's not James, but they do look alike!James has been an instrumental leader of our TUC leagues, both as overall Summer League Convenor for the last two years and Convenor for our popular Thursday Hangar Indoor Leagues for the last 3-4 years. As Summer League Convenor, James assisted our nightly leaders with field issues and conflict resolution. He also reviewed scheduling to ensure field equity and was a big contributor to our new ladder/division system. As Thursday League Indoor Convenor, James has steadily improved the league by making tweaks to the system and hosting an organized draft night. Chances are, if you played in a league in 2008, James contributed to the success of that league!

    From our Board of Directors, our staff, and our members, thanks James!

    Thanks to our sponsors Steam Whistle, MLSE, and GAIA for supporting our volunteer awards! Interested in volunteering in 2009? We need volunteers in 2009! Contact


      Fall BMO Indoor Leagues – Games on December 22 & 23

    For those who haven’t yet heard, the current BMO Fall Indoor Leagues on Mondays and Tuesdays will NOW HAVE GAMES ON DECEMBER 22 & 23. Monday league games will remain in the same format (BMO Field, 9pm-12am), but the Tuesday Dec 23 games will vary. A full explanation as to what why can be found on the TUC home page article. The Fall season will now end one week earlier (last games on January 19 & 20, and the Winter BMO leagues will begin on January 26 & 27).

    The schedule will be updated shortly. Make sure your teammates know there are games on these dates! We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our members and we thank you for your understanding.



      TUC Shop Christmas Sale & Grand Opening!

    TUC is hosting its annual TUC Shop X-Mas Sale as well as new office grand opening on Wednesday, December 17, from 5pm-8pm. Check out our new digs and pickup some great last minute Ultimate gifts for a great price. We will have free pizza and a ‘gift’ for all members who visit from 5-8pm on the 17th.

    From December 15-18 get 15% OFF ALL REGULARLY PRICED ITEMS PURCHASED IN PERSON AT THE TUC SHOP. Come on in and take advantage of our clearance specials (see home page article). The TUC office and Shop are open regular business hours and you are welcome to come during this time.

    Give the ULTIMATE gift this Christmas! We carry a WALL OF DISCS and we sell, DVD’s, books, clipboards, fields bags, and we have a few remaining pairs of cleats limited size t-shirts in stock.



      Daredevil Disc Shopping Cart Now Online

    Daredevil Discs is pleased to announce that its shopping cart system is now online. It’s now easier than ever to order discs and ultimate gear online! All TUC members receive a one-time $5 virtual gift certificate with Daredevil, valid through to March 31. Visit to check out the latest discs and specials.



    Greg Schmidt
    is the November Volunteer of the Month.

    A longtime player and contributor, Greg has been an instrumental volunteer leader for TUC. He is most notably our Webmaster and has donated HUNDREDS of hours in the last few years to the continuous improvement of our website. Greg can often be found on the field or at TUC events, always helping out and doing the little things that enhance the TUC member experience.

    The ease with which TUC members do so many of the things we take for granted, such as registration and scheduling, is very much thanks to Greg's work. He's also an incredibly helpful contributor on the TUC forums (as well as being the reason they work at all). We thank Greg for his technological genius and his ongoing contributions to the Toronto Ultimate Club.

    Each V.O.M. will receive $50 Scally’s Dollars that can be used towards any purchase at Scallywags.

    Winter League Registration Closes December 18!  
    You’ve got a week left to register for the last few Winter spots! All of our team spots are full and we have a few individual spots remaining. Registration AND payment confirm your spot. Here’s what’s still available:

     - There is room for one more female on our Tuesday Night Indoor Co-ed League, which begins January 20. Skill level is recreational. Games run from 8:30pm – 12am at BMO Field and Varsity Centre (most games are at BMO). Cost is $145.

     - Tuesday Night Men’s League at Varsity Centre is still seeking 2-3 more individual males for the hat team, first come first serve. League begins January 6 and runs for 14 weeks. Games are from 8:30pm – 11:30pm at Varsity Centre. Cost is $165 per person.

     - Our traditional Thursday Co-ed Hangar League is 90% full and will certainly fill up within a week’s time. Games begin on January 8 and run from 7pm – 12am at the Downsview Hangar. All registration is by individual and teams are drafted. Cost is $165 per person and games are 70 min long.



    The TUC Office Has Now Moved!  
    The TUC headquarters and TUC Shop are now located at 3269 Bloor St West, Unit #2. The new office is located just east of Bloor and Islington, located in the Montgomery Medical Building (enter the door near the post box). We are open regular business hours, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. All web contact information remains the same.

    TUC’s new phone number is 647.345.8105

    The TUC office will be open late on Wednesday, December 17 as part of our TUC Shop X-Mas Sale – see below for more details.

    The TUC office and TUC Shop will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from December 20 – January 4. The office will re-open on Monday, January 5.


    Ultimate Canada Magazine Released  
    The Canadian Ultimate Players Association (CUPA) is pleased to announce that the first issue of the Ultimate Canada Magazine has been published online! This digital magazine is an exciting new platform that features stories, photos & videos on Ultimate from across the country. The magazine will be featured quarterly. Check out articles on the recent world championships, Ultimate strategy, fields development projects and much more! You can also visit for more info on Ultimate in Canada.

    Click on the pic below to link to Ultimate Canada Magazine:





    - The TUC Team