SportsOttawa.com and the Ottawa Sportspage were founded in Fall 2011.
We now operate as an incorporated not-for-profit organization called the Ottawa Community Sport Media Team, which also runs the CAMPS Project.
We are Your Not-For-Profit Voice for Community Sport, sharing all the local stories from high school, university, community club and elite amateur sport.
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 and his super son Andre. 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 as well as 613-261-5838.
Ottawa Sportspage Editor Charlie Pinkerton
Charlie Pinkerton was born in Kingston. As the son of
a physician and physical education teacher, Charlie recalls his parents stressing the importance of health and fitness from a young age. One of Charlie’s earliest memories is sitting in a cold hockey change room, being confused over a teammate’s complaint over a jersey colour, because he hadn’t learned the meaning of the word “jersey” yet. Athletics have been a centrepiece in his life for as long as he remembers.
After being advised by a high school guidance counsellor to apply to Carleton University’s school of journalism because of his interest in sports, the life-long Toronto Maple Leafs fan swallowed his pride and moved to the Nation’s Capital in 2013.
Charlie has worked with U Sports as a correspondent and for Postmedia publications such as the Sault Star, the Kingston Whig-Standard and the London Free Press, and has volunteered with a number organizations locally, including Rogers TV and the Ottawa Sports Awards, as well as the Ottawa Sportspage.
Charlie was appointed editor of the Ottawa Sportspage and SportsOttawa.com in September 2017.
Charlie lives in the Glebe and each Sunday tries relentlessly to break his personal record of hours-of-football-watched.
He can be reached at email@example.com, on Twitter @CharliePinkerto or at 613-929-3681.