Intro to our CAMPS Project
Intro to our CAMPS Project
SportsOttawa.com and the Ottawa Sportspage were founded in Fall 2011. We now operate as a registered not-for-profit organization called the Ottawa Community Sport Media Team, which also runs the CAMPS Project.
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Ottawa Community Sport Media Team Board of Directors
DAN PLOUFFE (Executive Director)
Dan Plouffe was born and raised in Ottawa. His list of sporting accomplishments is very short. Dan once tripped and slid into the goalie in Novice hockey, knocking the puck in for the City of Ottawa tournament-winning goal at the same time. His Golden Diggers beach volleyball team recently won a rec league title, and about the only legitimate performance award he’s received was as 2002 track-and-field MVP at Nepean High School.
Dan was better known as the NHS Knights’ school mascot and for being a big-time booster of others who possessed more athletic talent than he did – a trait that’s continued to shape his career years later.
A graduate of Concordia University’s journalism program in Montreal, Dan served as Sports Editor at The Link student newspaper and later as Sports Bureau Chief for Canadian University Press.
He also spent a semester at the University of Ottawa, writing for The Fulcrum and La Rotonde. Dan interned at the Canadian Junior Golf Association and Volleyball Canada, acting as media attaché for the Canadian men’s volleyball team during the 2006 FIVB World Championships and 2007 FIVB World League. He has covered several major international multi-sport events: the Rio 2007 Pan American Games, the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.
Dan began his professional career at the Port Hope Evening Guide (now Northumberland Today) before returning to Ottawa to work at the Orleans Star and later Metroland Media's Ottawa This Week publications (now Ottawa Community News). He was honoured with two "Plume d'Or" awards for best sports story and best municipal affairs story of the year by the Transcontinental Media chain.
He founded the Ottawa Sportspage and SportsOttawa.com in 2011, and led the creation of the Ottawa Community Sport Media Team and its CAMPS Project, which provides free sports opportunities to youth living in Ottawa Community Housing neighbourhoods.
Dan is married to his wonderful wife Cheryl and is father to his darling daughter Karina.
Dan is the Editor for SportsOttawa.com and the Ottawa Sportspage, as well as the Executive Director for the Ottawa Community Sport Media Team and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .