Layout January 2009, Volume 1

  Dear TUC Member,

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  Happy New Year from the Staff at TUC!

Our Club managers Jason Robinson (GM), and Ian Brooks, Member Services Coordinator, wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to another monumental year for TUC. Our staff is here to serve you, the TUC member, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you need anything!

We’ve already begun planning for 2009 and we look forward to announcing our new projects and partners. To get a head start on the year visit our Events Calendar for tentative dates on TUC events in 2009.



  Catch the Spirit! – 5th Annual High School Indoor Tournament

The Toronto Ultimate Club is hosting its 5th annual “Catch the Spirit” tournament for high school teams on Thursday February 26 & Friday February 27, 2009. CTS is a co-ed 6-on-6 indoor tourney that promotes Spirit and Ultimate development at the youth level.

The tournament has two divisions – the ‘B’ division (beginner/novice teams) will play only on Thursday February 26 and is limited to 16 teams. The ‘A’ division (mid-level/experienced teams) will play only on Friday February 27 and is limited to 16 teams. Registration is NOW OPEN and both divisions are filling up! Spots go on a first-come first-serve basis.

TUC is putting out a call to anyone who would like to volunteer for this great event. As well, if you know of any schools who may be interested, please let them know about “Catch the Spirit!” by sending this LAYOUT or referring them to the CTS section on our website.

For more information contact



  Toronto Juniors Ultimate – Join Our Facebook Group!

We’ve recently created a new facebook group called “Toronto Juniors Ultimate”. We’re inviting all Ultimate players, 18 years of age (this year) or younger, to join the group and stay in touch with what we’re doing for Juniors Ultimate in 2009. We’re planning to expand our Summer Juniors League into regional divisions and offer more than ever before (see grant article below)!

TUC is seeking volunteer to join its Juniors Committee for 2009 - help make Juniors Ultimate bigger and better! Contact



  TUC Receives Juniors Grant from Sport4Ontario

TUC is pleased to announce that we have received a grant for $5,000 for the development of our Toronto Juniors Summer League (TJSL) in 2009. Our Club was one of a few recipients of the new ‘Sport4Toronto’ grant offered by our friends at SPORT4ONTARIO ( The grant will be used towards the promotion and logistics of TJSL leagues as well as Junior athlete development and recognition. More details to come! Join our Juniors Committee now –

TUC would like to thank SPORT4ONTARIO for its generous sponsorship and the Ontario Disc Sports Association (ODSA) for its continued support of TUC.


  Fall Indoor League Champions

Congratulations to our Fall BMO Indoor Co-ed League Champions! On Monday in the Intermediate League Finals team ‘Bandidos’ went 10-0 for the season, defeating Huckstables. On Tuesday in the Competitive League Finals team ‘It’s Not a Button’ beat ‘Tony & Carmel’. Both teams received trophy discs and will have their names etched on the ‘Jim Lim Fall Indoor Disc Leagues’ trophy.

Bandidos - Monday Fall Indoor Intermediate Champions (click on picture for fullsize image) It's Not a Button - Tuesday Fall Indoor Competitive Champions (click on picture for full size image)

Also, congratulations to our Thursday Fall Indoor League Champions! Congrats to 'Dags' who defeated previously unbeaten 'Mutton' in the competitive division finals, and 'Sheep Trick' who defeated 'BaaaRack O'Bombers' in the intermediate division final. Each team received trophy discs from our friends at Daredevil Discs, and Dags will have their name on the John Harris Hogtown Winter Indoor Disc Livestock Trophy.


30 years of TUC – Call for Submissions  


Next year (2010) marks the 30th anniversary of TUC and we are already thinking about the celebration! TUC is making a showcase commemorative video on the history or TUC through the 80’s, 90’s and new millennium. The video, produced by member Otto Chung, will document the early origins of the Club and follow its growth and chronology to where it is today. We need your help in making this video one for the ages! Here’s what we are seeking:

 - Old photographs and video of TUC events, TEAMS, members, games, etc

 - Old Club documents from key volunteers or members (posters, admin papers)

 - Interviews with key founders, volunteers, and partners – refer them to us!

 - Stories from the glory years, your favourite moments in TUC - share them with us!

Please take the few minutes necessary to dig up those old photos or videos, and/or send us an email regarding your contribution. Every little bit goes towards a great celebration in 2010!

Got something to share with TUC for its 30th anniversary? Email


Winter League Updates  
Winter BMO Leagues begin on January 26 & 27, first games are now posted in our league schedules. Good luck to all teams and remember to play with Spirit!

TUC offers co-ed pickup on Wednesday nights at Upper Canada College, through to March 18, 8:00 – 9:00pm each Wednesday in the UCC Dome. Due to the immense popularity of this offering all players must now signup for pickup on the TUC BBS. Around 12pm noon on each Wednesday of pickup, our convenors will post a thread on the BBS (under Talk TUC League). The first 18 men and 10 women to signup will be allowed to play that evening, and our convenors will bring th signup sheet to pickup as well as collect the $10 fee from each player. If you don’t show up and you are on the playing list, then you won’t be allowed to play the following week. If you don’t pay, you don’t play! We hope this helps regulate numbers and keep it as fair and fun as possible!

Winter Women’s League, Men’s League, Thursday Hangar League, and Sunday UCC League are all in full swing. Note that Women’s League does not have games on February 15.


TUC 2008 Pie Plate Has Arrived!  
The 2008 Pie Plate, a look back on the year in TUC for 2008, is now available online! Click here to view the Pie Plate. A big thanks and congratulations to Nate Habermeyer, Emma Gelok, and Valeska Griffiths, our Pie Plate team who put together yet another amazing issue. Limited hard copies will be made available at the TUC office or upcoming TUC events, after February 17.



- The TUC Team