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Annual General Meeting 2018 - Recap

By OVA, 12/05/18, 10:15AM EST


The OVA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place this past Sunday, December 2nd at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.  The purpose of the AGM is to inform the members and to deal with the usual business of the OVA, such as Report of Auditors and Elections.  

The day started with a coach development session which was attended by approximately 40 coaches from across the province. The session was led by Reed Maltbie, from Changing the Game Project. This valuable hands on workshop focused on Chasing Everyday Excellence - Helping Athletes Develop Daily Peak Performance. 

The morning was rounded off by a town hall session where the membership was invited to discuss Athlete Development, Coach Development and Youth Competition High Performance Streams. The OVA’s Director of High Performance, LP Mainville presented proposed changes to the athlete development and competitions programs before those in attendance broke out into groups to discuss the topics and provide specific feedback.

The afternoon session was full of informative presentations starting with Karen Bellehumeur from Elevation Group who spoke about the importance of Safe Sport initiatives and the OVA’s Person in Authority Code of Conduct. Capitis Consulting provided an update on the OVA project aimed at achieving better club alignment and improving support to its members and Breckles Insurance Brokers spoke about the OVA Drive Safe campaign. Region 6 spoke about the success of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) in the summer of 2018 and how they look forward to hosting again in Ottawa, June 7-9 2019.  The afternoon session finished off with the presentation of the OVA 2018 Annual Report. 

To learn more about the OVA’s Person in Authority Code of Conduct and have your questions answered, you can sign up to participate in webinars hosted by Karen Bellehumeur from Elevation Group, on the following dates: 

  • January 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM EST
  • January 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM EST

You can register by clicking here.

The afternoon concluded with the AGM, including elections for the open positions on the Board of Directors. The OVA would like to welcome Michael Amoroso to the Board of Directors as a Director at Large. Congratulations to David Woods who was re-elected as VP Finance/Treasurer and Ellie Rusonik who was re-elected as a Director at Large.

The OVA would also like to thank past Board member Frank Cain (Director at Large) for fulfilling his role admirably over the past three years. Frank will continue to assist the OVA by staying on as a member of the Finance and Audit sub-committee of the Board of Directors.

Be sure to view the 2017/18 Annual Report  for an update on the Association's progress in achieving strategic objectives in the areas of Operations, Facilities, Coaches & Officials, Programs, Competitions and High Performance. The report also features exciting accomplishments in indoor and beach volleyball, from grassroots development through youth competitions, all the way up to international events.