Thanks!

Julie Simard – Junior Recreational Coach (plus she has done a whole lot of other stuff for PUL)

Name: Julie Simard
Hometown: Ottawa
Years Playing Ultimate: hmm, since 2004 so I guess entering my 16th year, holy smoke

Favourite Ultimate Memory: This is so hard!! Two favourites: When I first coordinated the beginners’ league – Thursday night – we used to have registration at Hot Belly Mamas – meeting the people who had never played and were keen to learn was a blast that night. So many people gathered there! I also have really fond memories of my first year of play with Red Army – Ian Reeves was our coach. We had so much fun, and beat Grey Matter that year in the finals (was so fabulous!).

Favourite thing about Peterborough Ultimate League: The awesome community, the volunteers and the people who genuinely love not only the sport but our league specifically, and the family we have together.

Why do you still play Ultimate? I love the sport, I love the co-ed aspect and I love the people in PUL.

Who’s another PUL player you love to play with, and why? Cam Taylor – so much history with the league and long-standing friendship that started with ulti.

What’s a skill you’re working on right now? backhand!!

Favourite tournament and why?: Hmm, don’t do many tournaments. But did Grandmasters in Montreal this past fall, what a blast. Nothing better than Kerri Kightley as your coach.

Weirdest thing you ever dressed up as for an ultimate tournament?: Hmm, can’t remember sorry.

What do you do other than play Frisbee (e.g. work, fun, family)? Hanging out with family, running a Girl Guide unit, vacations with family, fun stuff with friends!

Mark Wallace – Junior Recreational Coach

Name: Mark Wallace
Hometown: Toronto
Years Playing Ultimate: since 2009

Favourite Ultimate Memory: Watching humble people do the improbable. Making catches or layout d they have no business making. Doing it with humility.

Favourite thing about Peterborough Ultimate League: Great spirit, great people.

Why did you start playing Ultimate?Christie Nash had played for a long time at a high level and finally talked me into being on a beginner Tuesday team. That team was Vertigo, we all met there and have been going ever since.

Why do you still play Ultimate? Because I am old and grey and need to keep doing something!

What’s your “signature play” or throw? Hard Ins!

Who’s another PUL player you love to play with, and why? Christie Nash. She’s the best and makes me better.

What’s a skill you’re working on right now?Getting a little bit faster every year. Why not?

Favourite tournament and why?: Grand Masters in Montreal. We dress as chickens! Oldsters!

Weirdest thing you ever dressed up as for an ultimate tournament?: Cam Taylor. and The Terminator 

What do you do other than play Frisbee (e.g. work, fun, family)? Theatre, NBA fanatic, games, writing, helping out newcomers, silly nonsense.

And just because Julie sent this to me!

Extended Ordering VC/PUL Swag.

VC/PUL Revolution Hoodie

If you want to get in on some sweet swag, now is your opportunity. To check out what there is, go here but remember you must use the password PULApril14 to gain access.

Ordering Deadline: April 20th, 2019.

Shipping By: May 24th, 2019.

If you are interested in either socks or our fancy new discs email our OC and let her know.

2019 Disc
Discs for sale – $15. Available in Red or Gold
Socks for sale – $17 each. Limited quantities available.

And a Thank you to…

Ian Potts
Ian Potts – Junior Recreational Coach (and better half to Craig MacVichie)


Name: Ian Potts
Hometown: Peterborough
Years Playing Ultimate: 12ish

Favourite Ultimate Memory: catching a gratuitous Chicken Wing from Lucan for the Bone Yard Championships under the lights at TASSS

Favourite thing about Peterborough Ultimate League: watching the next generation develop in Juniors at an exponential level.  10 year olds flicking the field!!!

Why did you start playing Ultimate?Began playing ultimate with friends to get active and have fun, still playing for same reasons.

What’s your “signature play” or throw? Garbage Backhand Floaty Hospital Passes

Who’s another PUL player you love to play with, and why?  I have met so many people through PUL and enjoy playing with all different combinations of players.  At any given outing in Peterborough I run into people I’ve met through the PUL community. 

What do you do other than play Frisbee (e.g. work, fun, family)? Outside of PUL I enjoy camping, coaching, familying, and reading.

Julia Garvey (with her hubby Ben) – School Outreach Coordinator. It’s a fancy title for getting discs out to teachers in the KPR board. But she rocks at it and we’re grateful.

Name: Julia Garvey
Hometown: grew up in Whitby, Ontario (lived in Peterborough since 2003)
Years Playing Ultimate: 8

Favourite Ultimate Memory: accidentally getting a Callahan.

Favourite thing about Peterborough Ultimate League: the community feel.

Why did you start playing Ultimate? To get some cardio exercise and to be social.

Why do you still play Ultimate? I just retired.

What do you do other than play Frisbee (e.g. work, fun, family)? I’m a Core French teacher, mom of two awesome boys and a dog, and I do a little yoga, volleyball (when I don’t have tennis elbow), and running.