Board Meeting July 22, 2018

An OCF board meeting was held on Sunday July 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Toronto

Attendees: Shaun Hunter, Lisa Gray, Tyler Norton, Davis Barton, Laura Nuesken (by phone), Will Johnson, Lorraine Winger


Summary of motions passed:

Vacant Director Seat Motion to appoint Lorraine Winger to fill the vacancy left by the departure of Vice Chair Malek Taleb.
Boulder/Lead Calendar Motion to approve the selected host gyms for the 2018/2019 boulder/lead competition season.


Other issues discussed:

  • Finance update
  • Development of committee structure for the 2018/2019 season
  • Plans for speed events for the 2018/2019 season
  • Developing judging clinics for the new season
  • Initial discussions about outreach initiatives to isolated Ontario communities
  • Transferring control of online OCF properties to OCF control
  • Future website update


The next meeting will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 9:00am in Toronto, ON.

Board Meeting June 10, 2018

An OCF board meeting was held on Saturday June 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Toronto

Attendees: Shaun Hunter, Lisa Gray, Tyler Norton, Davis Barton, Laura Nuesken. Regrets: Malek Taleb

Summary of motions passed:

Email system Motion to explore using Gsuite for board email and file management.
2018/2019 Executive The executive for the 2018/2019 year are as follows:Chair – Tyler Norton
Vice Chair – Malek Taleb
Registrar – Davis Barton
Secretary – Shaun Hunter
Treasurer – Will Johnson

Other issues discussed:

  • Finance update
  • Development of committee structure for the 2018/2019 season
  • Plans for 2018/2019 series

The next meeting will be held on Sunday July 22, 2018 at 9:00am in Toronto, ON.

Board Meeting May 5, 2018

An OCF board meeting was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:30am in Toronto

Attendees: Gillian Wyett, Lorraine Winger, Lisa Gray, Kellen Tapley, Tyler Norton, Shaun Hunter. Regrets: Malek Taleb

Issues discussed:

  • Chair’s update
  • Provisional competition formats, schedule, and fees, including gym hosting fees for the 2018/2019 series determined.

The date of the next meeting is TBD and will be the first meeting of the 2018/2019 board.

Board Meeting March 31, 2018

An OCF board meeting was held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2:00pm in Burlington 

AttendeesLorraine Winger, Lisa Gray, Kellen Tapley, Tyler Norton, Malek Taleb, Shaun Hunter  Regrets: Gillian Wyett 

Summary of motions passed: 

Social media guidelines  Drafted social media guidelines accepted. 
OCF Committee Structure  The committee structure will result in the management and operational work being performed by small groups of committee members so that the board can focus on strategy and oversight responsibilities. Proposed structure is for the following committee to be struck: 

  • Events/Competition Committee 
  • Technical Committee 
  • Finance Committee 
  • Communication Committee 
  • Member Outreach Committee 


Issues discussed: 

  • CEC update 
  • Chair’s update 
  • Financial Update 
  • Approval of social media guidelines 
  • Approval of proposed OCF board and committee structure 
  • Presentation of proposal for the development of a scoring and ranking system 
  • Discussion of proposed formats and schedule for the 2018/2019 series 

The next meeting will be the AGM which will be held on Saturday April 21, 2018, between the D/C/B and A/Junior/Open qualifier rounds at True North in Downsview, ON 


Provincial Jerseys!

We are excited to announce that for the 1st time, we will have Ontario jerseys available for athletes to wear at Nationals.

All Ontario athletes participating in Nationals will receive a jersey to acknowledge their achievement in making the Provincial team, but it is not mandatory to wear the jersey during the competition.

The jerseys will be distributed to the coaches at the Boulders Climbing Gym when they come to register their athletes on Friday night before Nationals.

We would like to give a big shout out to Boulderz who designed and funded the jerseys.  Thanks Boulderz!!


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2018 Canadian Lead and Speed National Championships

Registration is now open for Open/Youth Lead and Speed Nationals taking place at The Boulders in Central Saanich, BC from May 19 – 21, 2018.

Invitations to register were emailed directly to all eligible youth athletes (Junior, A, B, C) who qualified by placing top 8 in their category.

There is no qualification required to compete in the Speed competition. Anyone who plans to attend Nationals for this event only, please email to register.

There are no eligibility requirements for Open Nationals  so any athlete born in 2002 or earlier can register to compete in the Open category.