Jennifer Ferris

About Jennifer Ferris

Jennifer is the Managing Director of the Ontario Curling Council.

Applications now being accepted for the 2017-2018 Quest for Gold Athlete Assistance Program

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) is pleased to administer the 2017-2018 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (QFG-OAAP) for curling athletes on behalf of Ontario's Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport (MTCS).  Quest for Gold's overarching goal is to increase the performance and number of Ontario athletes competing at the highest national and international levels, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.  Athletes are to be trending towards National Team Program "calibre" within the...

New OCC Webinar – January 24, 2018 – Team Dynamics with Guest Speaker Nicole Westlund-Stewart

Join us on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm EST for another OCC webinar -this one is suited for coaches and athletes and at a time when many teams consider reforming it's one you don't want to miss. Our speaker is Nicole Westlund Stewart - an accomplished curler, instructor and coach who just happens to have a PhD in Sport Psychology.  She will have just finished competing at the Mixed Doubles Olympic Trials. Webinar Summary: What is more important for success:  talent...

Ontario Curling Council Seeks Committee Members for High Performance Team

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) is seeking a minimum of two (2) individuals to work with the OCC as a member of the High Performance Team/Committee. Interested individuals should express written interest by emailing Jennifer Ferris, Manager of Programs and Operations (jennifer@ontcurl.com).  Written Interest should be accompanied by a resume and/or list of curling or related qualifications. Timelines:  Written interest should be submitted by January 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST. Terms of Reference Committee Name:  High Performance Team Purpose:  The purpose of the High...

New OCC Webinar Announced with Guest Speaker Earle Morris

You won't want to miss this one!  Earle Morris will present on December 13, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 EST - the topic:  "Are you Coachable?" This webinar will be suitable for both athletes and coaches. As one of Canada's most successful curling coaches, Earle Morris shares the secrets to "coachability" and explains why, before a competitive curler can start on the road to winning, they first need to understand the benefits of having a coachable mentality.   Are you “coachable”? Many think so, but some...