Ottawa Sport Council’s Fall Sport Summit to tackle grants

By Dan Plouffe The Ottawa Sport Council will bring together the local sports community for its Fall Sport Summit the evening of Nov. 29 at Ben Franklin Place, set to cover a topic that’s become a crucial tool for community sports organizations’ advancement: creating successful grant applications. “Most sport organizations seem to be able to…

YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Athlete of the Month: Caden Griffin

Caden Griffin was called to the mound for Baseball Canada in its Junior National Team Fall Instruction League. The 16-year-old Ottawa-Nepean Canadians product made his first appearance for the Junior National Team on Oct. 2 against a group of professional prospects from the Atlanta Braves in Orlando. The left-handed pitcher is no stranger to the…

YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Team of the Month: Cumberland United Cobras Under-13 Girls’ Soccer Team

The Cumberland Cobras 2004-born girls’ soccer team earned the first Ontario Cup title in their club’s history in September thanks to a 3-1 victory over Oshawa. The championship game was the first time the Cobras were scored on in their 5 matches in the provincial knockout competition. Cumberland previously trounced Belleville, Mississauga and Bolton 5-0…

Cumberland Cobras bring OPDL soccer to east end of town

By Dan Plouffe There will be some new bite to the local Ontario Player Development League scene next season, with the Cumberland United Cobras set to join Ottawa South United and West Ottawa in the provincial youth high-performance soccer loop. “We’re really excited,” signals Cumberland United general manager Pavel Cancura, noting the club believed they…