Layout June 2011, Volume 1

June 2011 / issue 1

In this issue:

Club News
Summer Experience This Weekend
TJSL Starts Next Week
2011 Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game
Junior's Open House
Summer Regional Leagues
2011 Spirit Hat Tournament
Pickup Fridays and Pub Night!
Volunteer Of The Month
Spirit Committee Looking for Volunteers
TUC Partners
Upcoming Events


Dear members,

During the first 2 weeks of Summer League, we experienced an abnormal amount of rainfall which in turn impacted our ability to use various fields. Fields at premier venues like Eglinton Flats and Sunnybrook Park were shut down for an extended period of time, unlike anything we have seen in the last 7+ years. As a result, we were forced to shuffle some games late and to lesser desired locations.

Furthermore, the rainfall affected the various city and school board maintenance crews in tending to the fields. This means extraordinarily long grass, because the crews were unable to use their heavy equipment on the soggy fields. The equipment would sink into the ground and cause further damage. City crews are still playing catch-up on a number of fields, as the grass continues to grow back quickly and there is not enough staff to keep up.

Your patience and understanding during these ‘rainy’ times is greatly appreciated. Thank you for adapting to the field changes, for adjusting your games appropriately, and for stopping the games if lightning or thunderstorms are present. We have an extra week factored into our schedule which we will utilize down the road for any make-up games. Please continue to send any feedback on our fields.


Your TUC Managers

May Volunteer of the Month – Heather Adams

Heather Adams is our May Volunteer of the Month. Heather has been integral in helping run this winter's Junior's Girls Clinics. She attended most sessions and was key in the development of the program. Heather also coached many clinics last year and captained one of our women's hat teams this winter. At the beginning of May, Heather was one of the tournament directors for the inaugural Canadian High School Ultimate Championships in Mississauga.

Thanks Heather! Be like Heather and support your Club by volunteering. Contact for more information.

Support your Club by volunteering, it’s how TUC was born and how it thrives today. Contact for more information.

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


  • Spirit Committee Members Needed
  • TJSL Coaches Needed
  • Summer Experience - June 11th & 12th
  • Great Canadian Ultimate Game - June 18th
  • Spirit Hat Tournament - June 25th


For more information on volunteering for these positions please be sure to visit our volunteer's page.


Be sure to visit our Partner Pub Pages to see what type of deals you can get across the city.


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The 2011 Summer Experience will held on June 11-12 at Sunnybrook Park. It will be a two-day tournament for TUC teams and individuals and other Club teams who wish to participate.

Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of 5 games (3-4 on Sat, 2-3 on Sunday). You can enter a full team or sign up as an individual and we will place you on a hat team. Level of play is recreational to high intermediate - we will determine the divisions based on the teams who register, however there will likely be an intermediate division and a rec division. Format is regular pull format, 7-on-7 co-ed games to 15 points.

The tournament will be fairly 'no frills' to keep costs down. We will have some fruit and of course water on site, but please pack your own lunches and snack food. Registration is now open!

Event Details

Dates: Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12, 2011
Times: Sat 9am - 6pm, Sun 9:30am - 5pm
Location: All games at Sunnybrook Park
Format: 7-on-7 co-ed regular pull format, games to 15
Level of Play: Recreational - Intermediate - High Intermediate
Cost: $225 per TUC team, $325 per non-TUC team. $25 per TUC member individual signup(to be placed on a hat team), $35 per non-TUC member individual signup(to be placed on a hat team)
Registration: Now open!


All junior players are invited to participate in the Toronto Juniors Summer League (TJSL). The leagues are co-ed and open to players of all skill levels. All participants must register as TUC members (cost $30/person) and provide a signed waiver form to the TUC office. As a TUC junior member, you are eligible to play in TJSL for FREE in 2011. This juniors league is a hat league, which means teams are created by mixing the skill levels of all players who sign up.

The TJSL will be played on various nights and in several locations in 2011, beginning in mid-June. Coaches will be present at all games. If you have any additional questions or difficulties with registration, contact the TUC office .

Mondays: TJSL Southwest at Buttonwood Park,
Tuesdays: TJSL Northwest at Westview Centennial SS ,
Wednesdays: TJSL Northeast at Agincourt CI,
Thursdays: TJSL Southeast at St. Patrick's SS

Date: Starting June 13-16 to End of August
Time: 6:30 – 8:45 pm
Cost: $30/player (jr membership fee)
Restrictions: Age 18 or under in 2011 (recommended 15-18)
Other: Co-ed league, coaches provided
Contact: Ian Brooks

Players of all skill levels (even if you haven’t played before) are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a great and fun way to learn the game, work on your skills, get a little exercise and to meet new people, including your fellow TUC members. After working up that sweat on the field head down to a local establishment for food and drinks.

Also, we are looking for individuals to volunteer as coaches for all of our Junior Leagues (especially Tuesdays). If you're interested in helping out at TJSL this year please email


On June 18th, 2011 Ultimate players from coast-to-coast will compete in the what will hopefully be the largest ultimate game ever held in Canada: the Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game. The Great Canadian Ultimate Game is an opportunity for ultimate players to share the spirit of Ultimate and highlight the accessibility and inclusive nature of the sport with members of the public and two great charities. Players competing in the Great Canadian Ultimate Game will be working to raise funds for these charities, with players on the red team representing Ultimate Peace, while players on the white team representing the Boys & Girls Club of Canada. Click here to see a flyer describing the event!

The game will start in Yellowknife then head out to the West Coast of Canada. Every hour it will move to a new community, where the score will be carried forward and the game will continue. From the west coast of Canada it will travel to Newfoundland and then make its way west.

The Toronto game will be held at Riverdale park from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 18th. Please register online to indicate your attendance. A minimum $10 donation will be required on-site to participate in the game; charitable receipts will be available for donations of $20 or more. If you would like to collect donations, a pledge form is available here.

Event Details
Date: Saturday, June 18th, 2011
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm
Location: Riverdale Park
Cost: minimum $10 donation (on site)


Due to the field conditions at Sunnybrook, the Spirit Hat tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 25th at Sunnybrook Park. Registration is still open.

The Spirit Hat tournament is an opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of Spirit of the Game (SOTG) which is vital to the game. This involves an explanation of SOTG, group discussions on how to demonstrate and improve spirit, followed by role-playing. Experienced players share their knowledge with less experienced players and all have the chance to demonstrate their spirit in several games. Some games include Spirit challenges and unique rules

Event Details

  • Dates: June 25th, 2011>
  • Times: Saturday 9am-4pm
  • Location: Sunnybrook Park
  • Format: 7-on-7 co-ed regular pull format
  • Level of Play: all skill levels welcome (expect a mix!)
  • Cost: Free to TUC Members; $20 for Non-TUC members 
  • Contact:



On selected Fridays throughout the summer TUC will be hosting pickup Ultimate Frisbee at Upper Canada College from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Players of all skill levels (even if you haven’t played before) are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a great and fun way to learn the game, work on your skills, get a little exercise and to meet new people, including your fellow TUC members. After working up that sweat on the field head down to a local establishment for food and drinks.

For more details and dates visit our Friday UCC Pickup news article on the website.

Also every Sunday after at 2:30 PM TUC will be holding informal pickup at Riverdale Park East. This is free to all and players of all skill levels are encouraged to come out.


On Saturday June 12, 2010, 11am to 1pm, at Sunnybrook Park TUC we will host our 2nd Annual Juniors Open House where kids of all ages came to learn about Ultimate Frisbee. We work with youth and parents to teach:

  • how to properly throw and catch an ultimate frisbee
  • the simple rules of the game
  • the most important aspect of Ultimate, the Spirit of the Game, which encrouages players to self-referee and play with true sportsmanship and respect


This Open House is geared towards youth ages 8 to 14. No experience necessary. You can find a flyer here that you can pass one to friends and families.


Traditional TUC Summer League runs from Victoria Day Monday through to September (16 weeks). This year we are offering a shorter version of summer Ultimate league for those who don’t want such a long season, or who didn’t get their team organized in time. Ladies and gentlemen, we give to you the Summer Regional Leagues!

The Summer Regional Leagues will be offered on Monday and Thursdays evenings, starting the week of July 4-7. Each weeknight league will be intermediate-level, co-ed, 7-on-7 regular format Ultimate league, with basically the same rules and regulations as our traditional summer. Games will go to 15 points (or till dusk) and games will start at 6:30pm. The leagues will last 8-9 weeks with a guarantee of 8 games. We will not host games on holiday Mondays (Aug 1 or Sept 4). Playoffs for these leagues will take place during the 8-game season, with the last 2 weeks being the playoffs.

On each night we will have 3-4 REGIONAL LOCATIONS where you will play all of your games, so you’d be playing in the same area every week! The locations are:

Monday 401 League: Downsview Park, Chaminade CS, Caledonia Park
Thursday DVP League: Sunnybrook Park, Flemingdon Park, Marc Garneau CI, Crestwood School

You can register a team or signup to participate as an individual on a team in these leagues. All players must first be members of the Toronto Ultimate Club before they pay their league fees.

Cost per team for a Summer Regional League is $425;
cost per individual is $35.

All prices include HST.

If you miss our summer league registration don't miss out on this one! Register now!

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