TUC News

COVID-19 UPDATE: What the Red Level Restrictions Mean to TUC

November 20, 2020, 11:09 AM

Dear Fellow TUC Members,

 

TUC Leadership continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

 

On 3 November 2020, Premier Doug...

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ANNOUNCEMENT: New Board of Directors

November 12, 2020, 11:28 PM

On Wednesday, October 28, TUC held its Annual General Meeting virtually, where an election was held for the five open directors positions to complete our 2020-2021 Board of Directors.

TUC is pleased to announce our 2020-2021 Board of Directors:

  • Chelsea Jackson, President
  • Juliet O'Farrell, Vice President
  • Colin...
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: TUC AGM Postponed and Rescheduled to October 28th

October 27, 2020, 12:42 PM

Repost of the October 13th, 2020 Announcement

TUC Leadership has reviewed the registrations for our AGM, scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14th.

Due to the lack of members registered for the AGM, we do not meet the standard for a quorum per TUC Bylaws. As such, we are forced to postpone and reschedule for Wednesday, October 28th, at 7:15 P.M.

To attend the virtual AGM on Wednesday, October 28th, you must register by 5 P.M. on Monday, October 26th.

Registration for the AGM will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14th, at NOON!

We strongly encourage the community to register and attend our AGM!!


Toronto Ultimate Club Announces Staff Reduction

October 21, 2020, 7:38 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented impact on sport around the world. Over the last six months, TUC was forced to cancel the remainder of the Winter 2020 season and offer reduced Summer and Fall outdoor offerings (first with clinics, and then with small leagues). Also, Fall Indoor and Winter Indoor are anticipated to be run at a reduced capacity (if they even go ahead, given the anticipation of further restrictions). With a vast majority of the organization’s revenues generated through league/program fees, the organization is in a challenging financial situation.

To navigate these financial challenges, TUC has used the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), the Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA), the Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA), and has drawn on financial reserves. Many amateur sport organizations across Canada, Ontario and Toronto have similarly been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and while some organizations have received...

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TUC Fall Outdoor Programs Cancelled

October 4, 2020, 12:15 PM

Good Morning Athletes, Parents and Coaches,

Over the past 3 days, the TUC staff have been watching press conferences, reading bulletins, and discussing and creating what-ifs plans regarding case numbers and infection rates.

We’ve set up our own evaluation system to determine whether we feel comfortable running, and unfortunately, we have surpassed those thresholds. While the City of Toronto has not banned outdoor sports, we know that Toronto Public Health has ceased contact tracing in light of overwhelming case counts. Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. DeVilla, has also recommended “as much as possible that we only consider leaving our homes for essential activities.”

In our eyes, running an ultimate program is not a risk we’re willing to take when the public health system is strained, and the health of so many people is on the line.

We’ve also had a number of parents and coaches inform us they would not be able to attend today (while the...

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ANNOUNCEMENT: FALL INDOOR REGISTRATION DETAILS

September 16, 2020, 3:47 PM

15 September 2020

We are excited to announce the details of our Fall Indoor League Offerings.  

But before we share that information, we wanted to thank those who participated in our latest survey regarding the Fall Indoor Season for their feedback. Based on the feedback, particularly concerning the length of the programs, which indicated you, our membership, preferred the 8-week offering to the shorter 4-week offerings, we have switched gears and will be offering 8-week programs for Fall Indoor!

We also received many questions through our latest survey about indoor spaces and protocols.  

We have spoken with our venue providers to discuss their protocols for our use of the space:

  • How many participants are allowed on the field? And who is considered a participant?
  • How are they handling multiple user...
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Announcements: TUC AGM Announcement, Summer League Registrations and Fall Outdoor League Planning Information

July 31, 2020, 5:38 PM

2020 Annual General Meeting - SAVE THE DATE!!!

The Toronto Ultimate Club is pleased to announce that our Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. Details regarding the virtual platform we will use to host the AGM will follow in late August.

TUC Board of Directors - Call for Nominations

We are looking for individuals to join the TUC Board of Directors. We have five (5) positions on the Board of Directors open for election, and we are seeking individuals who have experience in accounting, human resources, advertising/marketing, operations/rules and or legal with a background working with non-profits.

If you wish to be considered and run for election to the Board of Directors, please submit nominations and resumes to Jo Malisani via ed@tuc.org.

Stage 2.5...

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STAGE 3 OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO'S REOPENING FRAMEWORK - WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR TUC?

July 23, 2020, 3:22 PM

STAGE 3 OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO'S REOPENING FRAMEWORK - WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR TUC?

 

On Monday, July 13th, 2020, Premier Doug Ford announced that regions of Ontario would begin to enter Stage 3 as of Friday, July 17th, 2020 of the Province of Ontario's Reopening Framework. Further to that, Premier Ford, on Monday, July 20th, 2020, announced that all regions except Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex would enter Stage 3 on Friday, July 24th, 2020.  

While Toronto remains in Stage 2, we anticipate that we will enter Stage 3 in the coming week(s), and we wanted to share what that means for the Toronto Ultimate Club.

Over the last few weeks, TUC leadership and staff have:

  • Worked and liaised with other Sports Organizations (Ultimate Canada, Ontario Ultimate, OCUA, UGM, and other provincial and local sports organizations) on Return to Play Rule Modifications for Stage 3.
  • Drafted TUC's COVID-19 Return to Play Rule...
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Announcement: Registration is Now Open for Stage 2 Small Group Training Sessions

July 11, 2020, 3:44 PM

We are baa..ginning to slowly and cautiously ramp back up.

It's exciting - but we want to make sure we do this right, and that when we are allowed bigger groups and closer proximity, we know how to do it safely.

Over the next two weeks, we will be running 9 sessions, with TUC staff present at each one.  Registrations are extremely limited in order to fit within the 10 person guidelines, and there will be no scrimmaging or on-person defense played at any of these clinics.

There are 3 types of sessions being offered:

  • Low intensity, which will mostly be throwing, and some skill games.
  • Medium intensity, which will involve offensive cutting and receiving.
  • Parent and Child - Throwing, skills, and some fun challenges desiged for 9 to 13-year olds and a partner adult.

Registrations are open, and each session is a single-event sign-up.

Please note, participants will be required to bring their own clearly marked...

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Celebrating Our LGBTQ+ Community

June 17, 2020, 1:08 PM

CELEBRATING OUR LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY – IHUC’S STORY

June is Pride Month, and to celebrate TUC wanted to share stories of our LGBTQ+ community, specifically, IHUC and their teams that partake in TUC's programming and with whom TUC leadership partnered with for feedback on our Inclusion Policy.  They have graciously agreed to share their story, and we want to thank IHUC's Executive for providing us with the following article.

 

IHUC’S STORY

Submitted by IHUC Executive

IHUC exists to provide an inclusive space for the queer community to become kick-ass at ultimate frisbee while having fun and being part of a team!

Its long and storied history dates back to 2015 when...

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Volunteers of the Month - April

May 29, 2020, 11:23 AM

Despite not being on the field at this time, we are continuing to recognize our great volunteers!

Photographer: 
Ed Kung
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Watch Party with the Toronto 6ixers - Friday, May 22nd at 7pm

May 21, 2020, 12:54 PM

To join us for this event, simply visit twitch.tv/wan_and_only_sports at 7pm this Friday! 

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Toronto Ultimate Club Planning Survey

May 12, 2020, 11:04 AM

We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time.

We have created this survey to determine your level of comfort with regards to potentially returning to play if we are given the "ok" from our national, provincial and municipal levels of government. Your responses are very much appreciated and will help us with the planning of a potential shortened summer season and other future seasons.

SURVEY LINK --> https://forms.gle/kAWitKTeJgh9y1uSA

 


Juniors' Film Review/Watch Party with the Toronto 6ixers - Friday May 15, 7:00pm

May 8, 2020, 7:38 PM


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2019 CUC Spoiler Alert: We're very excited to have Christine Jurychuk, Jeannette Quach, Jordan Meron and Nico Bertsch go live on Friday, May... See more...

Friday "Post-Work" Pub Experience

April 30, 2020, 1:32 PM

Join us for TUC Trivia - Thursday April 23rd!

April 17, 2020, 5:13 PM

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Join the TUC community this Thursday at 8:30pm for a night of questions and bad guesses. 

It's a free online event, and we hope to see you there! 

 

For more info, and to register, click ...

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Volunteer of the Year 2019 - Winners and Nominees

April 9, 2020, 4:16 PM

TUC is a close-knit community that relies on volunteers, and we are so lucky to have so many amazing people willing to give back and help drive us forward. 

Below are just some of the people who went above and beyond for the club in 2019. 

First up, our winners of the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award: Emma Seaborn and Rob Grundy! 

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: TUC Winter Leagues Cancelled

April 8, 2020, 3:08 PM

Dear Members,

The Toronto Ultimate Club continues to monitor COVID-19 developments in Toronto, within Ontario, across Canada and around the World. We remain committed to providing you with the latest information and how it affects our events and league operations.

On Tuesday, March 31st, the Province of Ontario extended the Emergency Declaration to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health also extended social distancing measures. As a result, Ontario schools remain closed until May 4th, and in Toronto, all mass events (ex. Toronto Jazz Festival, Luminato, Toronto Pride, etc.) through the end of June have been cancelled...

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: TUC COVID-19 Update #5

March 25, 2020, 10:48 PM

Dear Fellow Members,

TUC Leadership continues to monitor the developments around COVID-19 in Toronto, within Ontario, across Canada, and around the Globe. We continue to be committed to providing you, our fellow members with the latest information.

Federal, provincial and local governments and their respective public health agencies continue to urge us to do our part via social distancing measures, and self-isolation to "plank the curve" and reduce the spread of this virus. In addition to this guidance, on Monday, March 23rd, Mayor John Tory declared an Emergency in the city of Toronto. Today the city announced that effective immediately, all City-owned parks, sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment and Frisbee golf locations are closed to stop the spread of COVID-19.  

In addition to these public health measures to mitigate community spread, government agencies are also...

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40th Anniversary Jerseys

March 25, 2020, 8:10 PM

40th Anniversary Jerseys Available to Purchase!

Introducing the TUC Commemorative 40th anniversary reversibles, created in collaboration with BE Ultimate.

Adult teams have the opportunity to purchase these non-gendered reversible jerseys at TUC preferred rate ($42.50  + shipping).  Teams will be able to purchase their jerseys direct from BE Ultimate while registering for our Summer Leagues!    We are recommending that ahead of registration you have quantities and sizing ready to enter. 

To help you with completing your jersey order, we have provided you with a gif below of the jersey options and the ordering process as it appears in our summer team registrations.

Please note the available jersey colours are:

  • Black/White
  • Red/White
  • Blue/White
  • Green/White
  • Orange/White
  • Purple/White

You can also check out BE Ultimate’s Tank...

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