March 2, 2018
Ultimate Canada bringing the Spirit of the Game to the House of Sport
Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada – (Ottawa, ON) March 2, 2018 – The RA is pleased to welcome Ultimate Canada to the growing Canadian Sport Community located in the House of Sport.
Ultimate Canada has two staff members in the House of Sport marking a shift from a home-based organization structure to a innovative and collaborative office space for this geographically diverse team of employees.
“We are very excited to set up a permanent office in Ottawa,” says Danny Saunders, Ultimate Canada Executive Director. “The professional relationships forged within the Canadian Sport Community on-site at the House of Sport will assist our team of employees achieve excellence in all of our activities.”
Ultimate is all about fostering relationships in a respectful manner consistent with the Spirit of the Game. Ultimate Canada embodies this principle by working in a cooperative and partnering manner, respecting the expertise, opinions and views of its members. Volunteer-based committees are a vital part of Ultimate Canada’s structure ensuring representation, diversity, and equity within every Ultimate Canada’s events and programs.
“In the past there was a move to home-based office structures. While there was a time to have a virtual office, today high-speed organizations create flexibility for employees to meet, collaborate and support each other,” says Tosha Rhodenizer, RA Chief Executive Officer. “By creating a shared environment, the House of Sport will work to lower costs and create an administrative centre of excellence that is accessible and beneficial to all organizations regardless of their size.”
This Canadian Sport Hub, on-site at the RA Centre offers an open concept community complemented by a wide range of services and meeting rooms and supports member organizations by leveraging economies of scale to drive down costs. This is on top of the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded organizations and access health and wellness opportunities for staff members.
Through the House of Sport, Ultimate Canada will be able to work closely with several types and sizes of sport organizations, helping to lead, develop and promote excellence and spirit in Canadian Ultimate.
Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (RA):
Bryan R. Merrett
Director, Partnership and Engagement
About the RA
A member supported not-for-profit organization; the Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (best known as the RA or RA Centre) operates a multi-sport, recreation and leisure facility conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa. With a deep and quality laden line-up of fitness programs, sports leagues designed for adults, summer camps for children and youth and clubs for all ages, the RA is an environment that values fun, respect and excellence. RA members celebrate in a social atmosphere with a new story created each day. Supporting these stories is the ability for members and the public to access services from the RA’s Events and Conference team offering quality food and beverages. With a proud legacy of community engagement that embodies a clear passion for excellence in sport, the RA has much to offer the sport community. For additional design information on the House of Sport please visit our project page at www.houseofsport.ca.
About Ultimate Canada
Ultimate Canada is the governing body for the sport of Ultimate in Canada.
Ultimate Canada’s mission is to lead, develop and promote excellence and spirit in Canadian Ultimate. This mission is founded in the belief that all Canadians should have the opportunity to enjoy playing Ultimate, pursue excellence and achieve their full potential in the sport from Active Start to Ultimate for Life. https://canadianultimate.com