Layout November 2007, Volume 1

Dear TUC Member,

Winter Leagues Registration Opens Soon!
Board of Directors Update
Volunteers 2008
Volunteer Of The Month
Pie Plate News
Volunteer Party December 8
TUC Shop Christmas Sale!
Ultimate In The Olympics?


Winter Leagues Registration Opens Soon!

This Winter 2008 the Toronto Ultimate Club is offering its best Winter season yet! Our 6-on-6 Ultimate Leagues take place on large-sized, climate-controlled, centrally located, quality indoor fields: BMO Field (domed), The Hangar at Downsview Park, and Varsity Centre (domed) at U of T. We cater to all skill levels and provide a variety of team and individual signup options. This is the perfect opportunity to get active this Winter and improve your game for next summer season.




Thursday Co-Ed Hangar/Varsity Draft League-Individual Signup Only
Skill Levels:
Competitive, Intermediate, Recreational (3 divisions)
Start Date: Thursday, January 10
End Date: Thursday, April 10 (14 weeks)
Game Times: Games from 7pm – 12am (60 minutes)
Cost: $175 per person
Locations: Downsview Hangar AND Varsity Centre (3:1 ratio)

Monday Co-Ed BMO/Varsity Team League
Skill Levels:
Elite, Competitive (2 divisions)
Start Date: Monday, February 11
End Date: Monday, April 14 (10 weeks)
Game Times: Games from 9pm – 12am (60 minutes)
Cost: $1375 per team or $145 per individual
Locations: BMO Field AND Varsity Centre

Tuesday Co-Ed BMO Team League
Skill Levels:
Recreational or Lower Intermediate
Start Date: Tuesday, February 12
End Date: Tuesday, April 15 (10 weeks)
Game Times: Games from 9pm – 12am (60 minutes)
Cost: $1375 per team or $145 per individual
Locations: BMO Field

Tuesday Men’s BMO Team League
Skill Levels:
Competitive or High Intermediate
Start Date: Tuesday, February 12
End Date: Tuesday, April 15 (10 weeks)
Game Times: Games from 9pm – 12am (60 minutes)
Cost: $1375 per team or $145 per individual
Locations: BMO Field

All prices include GST/PST. Winter Registration ends January 4 for Thursday League and January 31 for all other leagues. Full registration and payment confirms your spot, so don’t delay because spots will fill up quickly!

Here is a poster that we ask you to place in your workplace or social networks.




We still have room for 3 more males on Tuesday Night Men’s League at BMO Field. Cost is $145 per person. This league begins November 20 and runs through to February 12 (10 wk season). First-come, first-serve!



Congratulations to our Fall Outdoor Men’s League and Women’s League Champions! In the Women’s Final ‘Seven in the City’ defeated ‘Lily X’. In the Men’s Final ‘T-Stoned’ held off ‘Can You Dig It?’ to capture the title.


2007 Men's Fall Outdoor League Champs - T-Stoned2007 Women's Fall Outdoor League Champs - Seven In The City

The Fall Outdoor Sunday Co-Ed League is now halfway in the books, and perennial favourite Red October is atop the standings and gunning for its 6th consecutive title. Ladder play will conclude on November 11 and the final two weeks of the season will be semis, and finals (teams will be grouped into pools of 8 based on the standings). The Fall League Championship game will take place on November 25, 3pm, at West Toronto CI.

After the final games on November 25 we’ll all head over to Scallywag’s (Yonge & St. Clair) for some drinks and half-priced food. The festivities and presentation of the ‘Barley & Hops Fall League Trophy’ will take place on the upper patio starting at 5pm. All members are welcome to join us!


Board of Directors Update

We are pleased to welcome 4 new members to our Board of Directors team – in our last LAYOUT we did not mention the appointment of Blue McClellan to the Board and we apologize for the error. We are also thrilled to announce that Andrew Hunter will remain as President for the Club in 2008! Your Board of Directors for 2008 are: Sara Beheshti (Chair), Rob Botman, Kirk Brown, Warren Foltz, Andrew Hunter (President), Stephane Levac, Blue McClellan (Vice Chair), Ethan Milberg (Vice President), Cindy Patrino (Treasurer), Max Quijano (Secretary), Mike Pezzack, and Rahil Suleman.


TUC remains a volunteer-driven Club whose success is dependent on the blood, sweat, and tears of its benevolent members. Visit our Strategic Guideto get an idea of where we’re heading. Enthusiastic volunteers are asked to step up to the plate – whether your contribution is big or small, it all helps the Club!

  • Lands Committee: for too long the efforts have rested on the shoulders of a small few. Want TUC fields to improve? Have ideas on areas TUC can explore for new fields? Our goal is to assemble a team that can put our Club at the forefront of field developments and find viable solution(s) for our Future Fields Fund.
  • Web Site: the web site is improving, but to accelerate the process our Webmaster could use some help! Useful skills include PHP and/or JavaScript development, graphic design (eg. banners, icons), and HTML layout. Zikula (Post-Nuke) experience would be a definite plus, but not necessary.
  • Juniors: TUC Juniors leagues and membership continues to grow. But we have yet to REALLY capture the large population of young players out there. Help us welcome young players to TUC and provide an Ultimate offering that is appropriate to their lifestyles.
  • School Clinics: 1 or 2 volunteers who can be a liaison between TUC and the school systems to bring Ultimate to schools across the GTA
  • Marketing: per our Strategic Plan TUC will be making strides in the area of marketing in 2008. It’s a time to get creative and generate excitement about TUC, who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
  • Volunteers: help us recruit, coordinate, and recognize TUC volunteers!
  • Clinics/Social/Spirit/Events/Communications…. we currently have GREAT volunteers on board but they need some help too!

Volunteering for the Club has many benefits. You can help the Club grow and get satisfaction knowing that your contributions have made this Club better. You can bolster your resume and gain experience in the sport field. You can also earn volunteer points that you can spend at the TUC Shop on free Ultimate gear! If you are interested in volunteering for the Club please contact

For October is Jeremy Ekers


October's volunteer of the month is Jeremy Ekers. When he heard that TUC might be moving its office in 2008, Jeremy immediately offered his services as he specializes in office leasing. He has been helping the TUC staff to identify and visit potential new homes for TUC throughout the month of October. All of this while juggling his regular job, his commitment to Grand Trunk as a touring player, and his big wedding day on the horizon.

Thanks Jeremy!

The 2007 Volunteer of the Month awards are brought to you by Scallywags Bar & Restaurant. Each Volunteer of the Month receives $50 Scally's Dollars that can be used towards any purchase at Scallywags!

We can use your help!


Our new Pie Plate Team is working vigorously to assemble the 2007 version of the PIE PLATE, a look back on another great year in TUC. This issue promises to be full of compelling commentary, powerful photos, and relevant articles. To make this year’s magazine the biggest and most collectible in recent memory we need your help…
  • CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! Pie Plate wants your photos from 2007 to include in this year’s issue. We’re looking for action photos, funny/blooper shots, and any other cool pics that you think would be deserving of publication. Photos need to be 180 dpi resolution or higher (ie. more than 600 x 600 pixels) and you will be credited for your photo contributions.
  • CALLING ALL DESIGN GURUS! We’re redesigning the Pie Plate logo and having a contest to see who can come up with the sweetest design. You’ll get Pie Plate props as well as some cool swag. Logos need to be hi-res and preferred formats are .psd, .jpg, & .gif.
  • WANT TO ADVERTISE IN THE PIE PLATE?!? To help offset some of the production costs, we offer a limited number of advertising spots to companies looking to advertise to our 2700+ members. Rates and demographics are provided for those interested parties. If you or your company is interested contact us now!
  • Please forward all submissions or questions to by November 19!
December 8, 2007

The Toronto Ultimate Club is driven by its volunteers and thanks to their efforts 2007 was another flagship year for the Club. So it’s time to say THANK YOU! The TUC Volunteers Party will take place on Saturday, December 8 from 6-9pm. All invitees will participate in a FREE indoor Ultimate tournament, followed by some awards and a mix-and-mingle afterwards.

If you volunteered for a TUC-specific event in 2007 and would like to participate, please contact


The annual TUC Shop X-Mas Sale is back! From December 10-20 get 15% OFF ALL ITEMS PURCHASED IN PERSON AT THE TUC SHOP. We will also have additional clearance specials which will be announced on the web site in the coming weeks.

Give the ULTIMATE gift this Christmas! We carry a WALL OF DISCS and we also sell shirts, dvd’s, books, and we have a few remaining pairs of cleats in stock.

The TUC Shop is located at our office at the corner of Don Mills & Eglinton Ave East. Regular business hours are 9am – 5pm, and please note the shop is closed on weekends. We will stay open late (until 8pm) on December 11 and we are also looking into having a satellite tent sale for one night during TUC indoor league. Stay tuned for more details!

Go Vote Now!!!


Not sure how many of you know this, but there is a contest going on right now to pitch a sport to be included in the Olympics. A group from Montreal made a pitch for Ultimate and it is one of the 4 finalists. People are asked to please vote with the winner gettig a chance to pitch their sport to the Canadian Olympic Committee. Visit this link and you can see the videos and vote.

Goto and click on "Contest". From there you can see the videos and make your vote.