October 2020 Ottawa Sportspage now available!

Featuring Part I of our Inclusion in Sport Series, the Year 10, No. 5 edition of the Ottawa Sportspage newspaper is now out! Copies of the October 21, 2020 publications are available throughout the city (full details on public pickup points further below). You can browse through stories and columns here on SportsOttawa.com and read…

uOttawa’s Mongo creating support program for young hockey players of colour

Though the pandemic has put its launch on hold, Yvan Mongo is eager to get started with his Mongo’s Brave Buddies program.

The forward on the University of Ottawa hockey team came up with the program with the help of men’s hockey head coach Patrick Grandmaitre shortly after the death of George Floyd.

Team Canada volleyball player’s globetrotting has doubled as an exploration of what it means to be Black

Shaïnah Joseph’s experience as a Black athlete has varied. Joseph is a member of Canada’s national women’s volleyball team. Her playing career has taken her all around the world. She was raised by her Black aunt and white uncle in Ottawa, which she says gave her a different experience on race than someone raised by two Black parents.

Confronting social issues head-on, Pam Buisa is getting the master class she never asked for

When Pam Buisa first started working at the front desk of a hotel in Victoria 10 months ago, she couldn’t have predicted the learning experiences she’d gain from it.
The Team Canada rugby player has been doing much more than answering phones and checking people into rooms ever since the province she now calls home converted a number of hotels in the city into housing for the homeless at the start of the pandemic.

Coach using widening influence to promote higher education, opportunities for disadvantaged youth

St. Matthew High School head football coach Jean-Sorphia Guillaume has always strived to help his players make it to the next level, but that’s never been his main goal.
That pursuit is one much greater: supporting the dreams of his student-athletes, especially those who are Black or come from other groups considered minorities in Canada.

Team Canada hopeful calls out hockey’s ‘institutional sexism’ as men’s world juniors carry on in bubble while women’s event gets canned

Jade Maisonneuve says it was “the best feeling I have ever felt in my life” when she got the news that she’d been selected to the Canadian women’s hockey national team program.

The chance to potentially wear the maple leaf for the under-18 women’s world championship was a dream-come-true moment for the Ottawa Senators Provincial Women’s Hockey League player from St-Isidore, but then came the news in September that the 2021 event – the last chance she had to compete in the U-18 category – was cancelled.

Hometown Heroes: Running on ice – Running Room’s Phil Marsh offers up the best tips to keep running this winter

As the temperature begins to drop, so do many of our outdoor options for exercise – snow has a tendency to make it harder to do many of our favourite activities, and with the addition of the COVID-19 pandemic, options become even more limited to what type of activities individuals are able to do. Skiing, snowboarding, skating – there are multiple options – but one long time runner and Running Room Regional Manager, Phil Marsh said a new hobby that many have picked up in the spring is one that does not need to be dropped the minute the temperature goes below zero.

Rebelles Wrap: Le transport un élément clé du programme Sports-Études à Louis-Riel

Par Ottawa Sportspage, pour les Rebelles de Louis-Riel Tout comme le programme Sports-Études de l’École secondaire publique Louis-Riel continue de s’agrandir, son propre système de transport s’étend aussi, avec une quatrième autobus rajouté au flotte et prête à rouler lorsque la crise COVID est éteinte. « En réalité, c’est un élément déterminant pour notre programme…

OSU Force Academy Zone: Can’t slow down OSU train in ’20

The 2020 soccer season will go down as a lost year in many people’s minds, but Ottawa South United nevertheless continued to advance players to soccer’s higher levels and broke new ground despite the pandemic’s roadblocks.

While COVID-19 kept OSU from building on its championship trophy collection, many club products nonetheless earned opportunities to play soccer in the university and professional ranks.

YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Stars of the Month – October 2020

Team of the Month: Ottawa South United PLSQ men’s soccer team Team Members: Daniel Assaf, Jeremy Aweya, Gabriel Bitar, Liam Cassis, Ricky Comba, Dario Conte, Myles Cornwall, Deondrae Fells, Tyler Gowdy, Tareq Hamad, Quinn Honeyman-Wootton, Emad Houache, Kevin Kaba-Kalonji, Moses Kafeero, Stefan Karajovanovic, Ronan Kratt, Federico Leal, Cristopher Malekos, Scott Mazzotta, Mitchell O’Brien, Kyle Potter,…