April 2019 Sportspage Snapshots: A Round-up of local sports action

Taffe Charles takes over Carleton Ravens men’s basketball for Dave Smart Now-former Carleton Ravens’ women’s basketball coach Taffe Charles is shifting over to the men’s side to take over for the most successful university basketball of all time. Carleton made the dual pronged announcement that Charles would fill Dave Smart’s shoes as lieutenant of the…

Ottawa Olympians return with renewed regard for how hard it is to hit the podium

  By Dan Plouffe With Ottawa native and 2018 Olympic curling champion John Morris landing in Calgary (his long-time residence), there was no denying a tone of disappointment for the Ottawa Olympians returning home from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games on Feb. 26.   Many experienced injuries, equipment trouble and pure heartbreak as a number…

Ottawa at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

A team of 13 Olympians will be representing Ottawa at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Read our profiles on them from page 1-15 in the February 2018 Ottawa Sportspage newspaper – pick up a copy at one of the locations listed on https://sportsottawa.com/content/ottawa-sportspage-0/ or read the online edition of the newspaper at: https://issuu.com/ottawasportspage/docs/sportspage-feb18

Final Team Homan member brought what it takes

By Charlie Pinkerton While shuffling through the chronology of Team Homan’s road to the PyeongChang Olympic Games there’s a moment that stands out. Right before that moment was a period of almost-but-not-quite for Team Homan, that began almost exactly four years ago. Team Homan, composed of skip Rachel Homan, third Emma Miskew, lead Lisa Weagle…

Coach clutch completes curling crew

By Charlie Pinkerton Adam Kingsbury wants one thing to be clear – he’s no Olympian. “I’m associated with four incredible athletes and a part of their support staff,” Kingsbury said of the Ottawa-bred quartet of Team Homan, just after the women won the 2017 Roar of the Rings. “But did I ever think that I…

Vancouver 2010 champ back in new event

By Charlie Pinkerton On home soil (and snow) in the 2010 Winter Games, Canadian Olympians provided the nation’s faithful with countless storybook moments. There was mogul-skier Alexandre Bilodeau who sent the crowd into a frenzy after finishing in first for Canada’s first gold medal of the Games; and Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in overtime, lifting…

YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Team of the Month: Team Wallingford

By Ottawa Sportspage Team Members: Emma Wallingford (Skip), Grace Holyoke (Third), Lindsay Dubue (Second), Hannah Wallingford (Lead), and coaches Doug Kreviazuk and Earle Morris. About: After winning the U21 Provincial Curling Championships, Team Wallingford of the Ottawa Curling Club headed to Shawinigan, Quebec to represent Ontario at the 2018 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. There, the…

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…

Team Homan wins out west

Team Homan picked up right where they left off after spending most of September away from competition. The team won the Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic – only their second World Curling Tour event of the season – in Vernon, B.C., held from Sept. 29-Oct. 2. The Ottawa Curling Club Rink followed that up…