The Rideau Canoe Club held its annual Canada Day International Regatta again this year, bringing athletes from around the world to the Ottawa event that doubled as the East Sprint Canada Cup.
The soccer fields at Carleton University were the site of some of the city’s division-topping Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) teams for a weekend of competition in early July.
They sported sparkling gold sequin tops, ruby red jackets and cardinal capes, they handled rainbow ribbons, bright-coloured umbrellas and shimmering sheets and scarfs, and they dazzled with their dance, jumps, tricks, flips and lifts.
By the time the final whistle had blown on the Ottawa Swans’ 70-22 victory over the Toronto Dingos, former player and coach Matthew Powell could have only assumed that the agenda for the day was through – that it was time to head from the field at the Manotick Polo Club and on to the pub for a post-game celebration.
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The under-13 boys’ and girls’ soccer teams from Rimouski, Que. shone under the big city lights at the first Ottawa TFC Capital Cup Tournament & Festival on June 22-23 in Orleans.
Ottawa South United Force teams and players are making a big impact close to home regionally, provincially, across the continent and even overseas this summer, as the club’s name continues to spread far and wide.