News and Announcements

One of the things we try very hard to do as a Club is to recognize our volunteers. You’ve heard it before, they are the lifeblood of what we do.

Last weekend, as part of PantherFest, we took the time to acknowledge three very deserving volunteers.


Sylvie Madore – 2015 Volunteer of the Year

Sylvie has been a long-time manager with the Panthers, serving on both NCAFA and OVFL teams, alongside her son Pat. The many years of hard work on Sylvie’s part have not gone unnoticed. Sylvie has now finished her managing career as Pat has moved on to the next challenge, so we chose this time to thank her for all those years of service.


Steve Koscher – 2016 Builder of the Year

Steve has been a member of the Panthers for many years, taking on many different tasks, including stats man and even holding the yard sticks. Most importantly though, Steve has been the Treasurer of the Club for many years. This job is a near-thankless one since it seems he’s always saying “no” to people, but his management of the Club finances allows us to do as much as we do for everyone who participates.


Sarah Baptiste – 2016 Volunteer of the Year

Sarah has also worn many hats. With three boys (four if you count Sean) heavily involved in the Panthers, Sarah was a natural to take on a big role. Already serving as team manager for Tykes and Mosquitos, Sarah assisted with PantherFest in 2014 and 2015, and finally found a seat at the big table as the Club’s Registrar in 2016. Sarah is someone who is always looking for ways to pitch in and the Club is richer for her presence.

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Late last year, the Cumberland Panthers Football Club began an in-depth process to submit an application for the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Grant Process.

“The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and Canada’s largest granting foundation. Over $110 million is awarded annually to some 1,000 nonprofit and charitable organizations across the province.” (Source: http://www.otf.ca/who-we-are)

Following a concentrated period where Club members researched policy, drafted application responses and eventually submitted our detailed financial records to the OTF, we are able to announce that the Club has been successful in our application.

The grant awards the Club nearly $70,000 to go toward new equipment purchases and other capital expenditures. From the very beginning of the process, player safety has been at the forefront of our priorities.

The provincial government has recognized the Cumberland Panthers’ efforts to provide the safest environment possible for the players of our sport and this grant will allow us to continue our Club’s tradition of being among the leaders of minor football player safety initiatives.

The Club will officially accept the Grant in a ceremony in the weeks ahead.

We would like to thank the OTF, Ottawa-Orleans MPP Marie-France Lalonde and the Ontario Provincial Government.

The follow schedule can be considered near-final. There may be minor tweaks going forward. Note that we do not yet have game times or exact field locations.

OV (Senior)

21 May – @ Kingston
28 May- @ Oshawa
04 Jun – @ Myers
11 Jun – Bye
18 Jun – @ Cornwall
25 Jun – York
02 Jul – Myers
09 Jul – Kingston
16 Jul – Thunder
23 Jul – Playoffs – Week 1
30 Jul – Playoffs – Week 2
06 Aug -Championships


JV

21 May – @ Kingston
28 May- @ Oshawa
04 Jun – @ Myers
11 Jun – Bye
18 Jun – @ Sault Ste Marie
25 Jun – York
02 Jul – Myers
09 Jul – Kingston
16 Jul – Thunder
23 Jul – Playoffs – Week 1
30 Jul – Playoffs – Week 2
06 Aug -Championships


BV

21 May – @ Durham
28 May- @ Oshawa
04 Jun – @ Myers
11 Jun – Bye
18 Jun – Durham
25 Jun – York
02 Jul – Myers
09 Jul – @ Metro
16 Jul – Thunder
23 Jul – Playoffs – Week 1
30 Jul – Playoffs – Week 2
06 Aug -Championships

Registering online for the Panthers’ NCAFA programs is a two-step process. First, the player must be registered with the Football Canada National Player Registry.

https://site2075.goalline.ca/register.php?reg_form_id=6365

There is a cost of $36 per player to Football Canada.

Second, the Panthers’ registration can be completed here:

http://cpfc.cumberlandpanthers.com/forms/10763-NCAFA-Registration-Form-2016

For full details, visit our NCAFA registration page from the top navigation bar.

Are you between the age of 11 – 19 years old and interested in playing a fun, high-energy, competitive team sport?
Are you 19-23 years of age and interested in continuing in a touch football league?
We have an awesome group of skilled players, teams for different age levels and are always looking for talented players to share their skills and to learn new ones!
Are you new to Touch Football? No worries! It takes no time to learn and our goal is to teach you the skills that you need to succeed.
We offer Pre-Season Skill Training and Development Sessions at Ottawa and Carleton University, included in one low price!

The touch football season lasts approx. 5 weeks and starts in Mid-May and ends with a city tournament at the end of June.

Register Online! (coming soon)
Registration Fee: Only $150
Payments can be made by Cash, Debit, Visa or Master Card
All forms must be completed and signed prior to starting pre-season practices.