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TUC Welcomes New Events Manager

TUC is pleased to welcome Kinnalt Yu to the management team for Summer 2010. Kinnalt will serve as the Events Manager for TUC and be responsible for the organization and execution of TUC tournaments this season. Kinnalt brings a wealth of experience in running events and is currently studying at York University. We are excited to have Kinnalt aboard and he can be reached at


30 Years of Ultimate in Toronto

Tickets go on sale June 1 for our 30th Anniversary Gala, which takes place on Friday, October 22 at Steam Whistle Brewery, 7pm. See the latest postcard and pass it along. This large celebration will include a CATERED dinner, awards ceremony, and the unveiling of the TUC 30th Anniversary documentary video, directed by Otto Chung. It will also feature memorabilia displays and the first-ever TUC Hall of Fame inductions. The first 100 early-bird tickets are $40 and when they are gone, the price will go up to $50. There will also be a party to follow at 10pm and there are $15 tickets for those who want to come just to enjoy the bands and the dancing.

Also, we will be hosting an outdoor family-oriented event on Sunday, September 12 at Sunnybrook Park, in conjunction with the Scally’s Cup All Star event. This will be a FREE event for all ages that will feature a hallmark ultimate game (legends vs. future stars) and will boast games for kids, displays on the history of the Club, and food and beverages will be available.

Bookmark the dates now and order your tickets for the gala anytime after June 1!



Welcome to another exciting season of Summer League! Remember to ALWAYS PLAY WITH SPIRIT and enjoy this great game and all that the Toronto Ultimate Club has to offer. A reminder to all players:

    - Click on ‘My Games’ on the site (you must be logged in) to see your schedule, as well as team and league info
    - please do your best to be at your games on time.
    - when in doubt due to weather, check the TUC banner at 3:30pm on the website. We’ll either post a ‘Games Are On’ blurb below the banner, or we’ll post a big ‘Games Are Canceled’ banner when we choose to cancel games.
    - always bring a light and dark t-shirt in case you need to switch colours
    - bring lots of water and stay hydrated!
    - respect the fields and those in the community: you represent our great Club!
    - did we mention play with Spirit? Show respect to your team and your opponents. Don’t argue or fight, but rather call or contest... and try to be nice about it! If you aren’t sure of the rule, back to thrower and play on, and discuss it during a break.

Games will be typically be scheduled in 2-3 week chunks. This allows for our ratings ladder system to more evenly balance team competition. Don’t worry if you don’t see your July game yet, just plan on playing on your night and the games will keep coming!

TUC Membership Discs

Membership discs were distributed at the Captains Meeting, for all players who were confirmed on their team rosters by May 18. Look for your captain who should be distributing packages. Note if you play on multiple teams only one captain has your package (the earlier night of the week). If your captain does not have a package for you, you can pick yours up at the TUC office or upcoming TUC events.

The TUC membership disc is a commemorative 30th Anniversary Disc, brought to you by Discraft. It features the names of original and ‘old school’ TUC teams, as well as long tenured teams of the past decade. Design by Hilary Leung.

Spirit Hat Tournament

Register online now to participate in the 3rd Annual Spirit Hat Tournament!!! All TUC members are invited to the Spirit Hat Tournament on Saturday May 29th, at Sunnybrook Park. The Spirit Hat tournament is an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of rules and Spirit of the Game (SOTG) which is vital in the game of Ultimate. It will include SOTG discussion and explanation, demonstrations, a FREE BBQ LUNCH for participants, and of course some games! The tournament will also feature some amazing prizes courtesy of Steam Whistle and VC, along with the grand prize: one tournament Spirit MVP will receive a 5-day dog sled trip for two courtesy of This adventure is valued at over $3000!!!

Registration for the Spirit Hat Tournament is now open at The event is FREE to TUC members and $15 per non-TUC member. For more information please visit our Hat Tournaments page. Here is a poster to pass along to your friends!

Summer Experience Tournament – June 12-13

Individuals and teams can register online now for the TUC Summer Experience Tournament happening on June 12 – 13 at Sunnybrook Park. Teams may sign up for either the competitive or intermediate division and each team are guaranteed 5 games in the 2 day tournament! Last year’s tournament was a blast! Alongside the tournament we will hold a Juniors Open House on June 12 for kids age 8 – 14, FREE of charge. There will again be amazing prizes from Steam Whistle and VC so register online now! The event is $200 per TUC team and $20 for TUC individual members. Non-TUC members and teams are also welcomed! For more details please visit the Summer Experience page.

Toronto Juniors Summer League & Youth Open House

TJSL starts in a few weeks! This league is for youth aged 18 and under (recommended ages 15-18). It is co-ed, open to all skill levels, and it focuses on skill development and game play. Players can play with their friends and depending on the skill level of the players, we can adapt the leagues accordingly to balance competition and make it fun.

We will host 3 locations and days of the week for TJSL. TJSL West will take place at Buttonwood Park on Tuesdays, TJSL North at Agincourt CI on Wednesdays and TJSL East at Marc Garneau CI on Thursdays. Start time is 6:30pm and runs until 8:30pm each night. We will have on site coaches who coordinate skill learning and games.

Cost to participate is FREE so long as you are a registered TUC Junior member with completed waiver. Register online now for your TUC Junior membership as well as for the TJSL. Visit the TUC Juniors page for information and pass along this poster to those interested!

TUC is also hosting a Juniors Open House for youth aged 8-14, on Saturday June 12 at Sunnybrook Park, 11am – 1pm. View this poster for more details and pass along to your friends!

April Volunteer of the Month – Bonnie Lee

Our volunteer for the month of April is Bonnie Lee! Bonnie has been a great help at our recent clinics, taking full control of two of them with great enthusiasm. Bonnie has also been a great resource for getting experienced and enthusiastic coaches out for our clinics. Bonnie has been a great part of the TUC team, a leader in the touring community, and a valuable volunteer both on and off the field. We are greatful for her hard work and dedication.

Thanks to Bonnie for helping out to grow our TUC community!

Are you interested in volunteering for TUC committees or helping out with player development? Contact

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

Spring League Champs

Congrats to all of our Spring League Champs!

Team Jersey Deals – VC Ultimate

Looking for team jerseys for your TUC league team? VC Ultimate is the Preferred Apparel Partner of TUC and offers great deals on custom team jerseys, as well as free VC memberships (discounts) to TUC members. Visit to check out these great deals.

Toronto Tandem Snare National Player of the Year Awards

TUC would like to congratulate TUC members Alyson Walker and John Hassell, on being selected by Ultimate Canada as the Female and Male Athletes of the Year for 2009. We're talking about the best players in the entire country!!!

The most recent issue of Ultimate Canada Magazine has a great profile on each of our superstars, and we encourage you to check it out (pages 22-26) as well as enjoy the rest of the magazine.


    Thursday Competitive Co-Champs – Pete Woo and Bandidos

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