CUC 2018 Brampton Organizing Committee

Ultimate Canada is excited to introduce the 2018 Canadian Ultimate Championship organizing committee for Brampton!

Teri-Lynne Belanger – Tournament Director 

Teri-Lynne started her career in sports at OCUA in 2008 and developed her role into the Events Manager in her 5 years with the league.  In 2013, she joined Ultimate Canada to take on her new role there as the Events Manager and has been managing all of the National and Regional Qualifiers since.  2018 marks her 10th year having Ultimate pay her bills.  She loves coffee and music and is not a big fan of feet.

Andrew Batchelor – Competition Director 

Andrew “Batch” Batchelor. I’ve been a volunteer competition Director for Ultimate Canada since 2010, a total of 17 tournaments (8 CUUCs, 6 CUCs and 3 C4UCs). I’ve previously worked on many tournaments in Ontario and Quebec, including No Borders, JazzFest, Mixed-Up, OUC and CQU7. I started playing Ultimate in 1999 and I’ve been to at least one UC event every year since 2001 usually as a player or director, but sometimes as a coach or spectator.

Christiane Marceau – Competition Director, Juniors

As the Ultimate Canada High Performance Manager, Christiane manages all of our National Team programs.  As if that wasn’t enough, she is also responsible for leading the way in NCCP Coaching Certification, Ultimate Canada’s LTAD plan and Junior development initiatives.  As part of her coaching and junior development role, Christiane will be the Competition Director managing all of the requirements before and during the Junior portion of CUC.  She is also a great mother to her little girl Paige and you may recognize her partner from the fields: he plays for Team Orange.

Elizabeth Corey – Events Coordinator 

Elizabeth recently graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Master’s Degree in Human Kinetics, concentration in Sport Management and has a variety of event experience. Throughout her studies she completed an internship with Canada Basketball where she assisted in the planning and execution of the 15U National Championships. Additionally, she lead the planning of a Sport Management Conference with the UOSBC. She has volunteered for events varying in sizes, location and weather conditions, including the warm 2015 Pan Am Games, very warm Kona Ironman World Championships, very cold FIS World Cup Lillehammer, very snowy 105th Grey Cup, and many more. This will be her first of many ultimate events!

Rebecca Thompson – Communications Manager

Rebecca has been playing Ultimate for just over a decade. She has a love for all things sports related and is excited to be leading the live stream, promotions, media and more for the 2018 Canadian Ultimate Championships. Listen for her voice on the commentary throughout the event!

Danny Saunders – Executive Director, Ultimate Canada

Danny is the executive director at Ultimate Canada and will be helping oversee all logistics at the 2018 Canadian Ultimate Championships in 2018.

Rob Tyson

Rob has been active in the Ultimate community for over 20 years both as a player and a volunteer.  Rob has been a player in a number of leagues and club teams and has played at many tournaments (local, national and international), including multiple times at CUC and CUUC. Rob has also taken on team leadership roles including captain/co-captain responsibilities.

Rob has volunteered at multiple tournaments at various levels of Play. Rob was on the Organizing Committee for the 2017,

2011 and 2002 Canadian Ultimate Championships (CUC) where he worked on a variety of tasks from the bid to live score reporting, from being head score keeper to arranging parking, including off-site parking and transportation, to arranging site services. Rob has been involved in many different aspects of many successful CUC’s. Rob was also on the Organizing Committee for the first Canadian University Ultimate Championship in Ottawa in 1995.

Professionally, Rob is a software developer and has a Masters of Computer Science. His technical skills, attention to detail and his experience working with clients and stakeholders will be beneficial to the planning and execution of the tournament.

Julie Donaldson 

Julie was part of the local organizing committee for CUC2017 in Ottawa. She started playing ultimate in 2008 and has been involved with the Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association as league coordinator since 2009.

Julie loves cheering for the Montreal Canadiens; long walks on the beach (‘cause who doesn’t?); hanging out with friends; and enjoys a good Moana song with her daughter.

Jess Benoit 

I have played in MODS leagues since ‘96. Touring rec level and Chaos in the late 90’s. Have helped run many years of local tournaments (flatlands, beat the skeeters, middle & high school provincials) in Winnipeg including Field Manager for ‘05 CUC and TD for ‘09 CUC. Recently picked up competitive play again and touring with coed masters team Firefly.

Colleen Kane

Colleen has been a Certified Athletic Therapist for the last 4 years. Currently she works as an Athletic Therapist at Queen’s University, and also works as a Registered Kinesiologist/Workplace Solutions Consultant for CBI Health group in Kingston, ON.

In 2010, Colleen graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.  While at St. FX, Colleen took several courses in injury prevention and rehabilitation after which point she knew she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. After St. FX, Colleen attended Sheridan College, and graduated in 2014 with honors from the Athletic  Therapy program.

In addition to working in the clinical setting, Colleen also regularly provides field coverage for events in Kingston and the surrounding area. Colleen has worked many Ultimate events in the past, and has also provided coverage for local high schools, Queens, St. Lawrence, and Loyalist College varsity athletics.