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Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League

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Roddey Harb
Recruitment Director
Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League

185 Withrow Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2G 3N6

TEL: 6137939011
FAX: 6138391157

E-mail: roddey.harb@live.ca

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Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Athletes

About us: The Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League (OPWHL) is a floor hockey league, established in the fall of 2009, to provide a quality, organized, recreational and social program for people with disabilities. All of the players use power wheelchairs and have limited or no upper body strength and/or mobility and yet they can play hockey and significantly benefit from participating in a competitive sport with the use of their electric wheelchair. Participants have many different disabilities, although the majority of players have either Cerebral Palsy or Muscular Dystrophy. Mission Statement: To provide those who require an electric wheelchair for daily mobility, an opportunity to participate in a recreational environment that exemplifies the values of working together towards a common goal, and aims to boost its players' self-esteem and desire for competition.

www.opwhl.com

Volunteer Opportunities

The Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League (OPWHL) is a floor hockey league, established in the fall of 2009, to provide a quality, organized, recreational and social program for people with disabilities. All of the players use power wheelchairs and have limited or no upper body strength and/or mobility and yet they can play hockey and significantly benefit from participating in a competitive sport with the use of their electric wheelchair.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:

1) Assistants:

This position will entail assisting with various tasks such as helping players get prepared for games, equipment setup and take down, assist with keeping score of game or post-updates to our Twitter. We are always in need of assistants to help deliver this wonderful sport to our members!

2) Referees:

Referees will be tasked to referee our season league and tournament games. You do not need an in-depth knowledge of hockey to excel in this position. You will be trained for this position.

3) Coaches:

You'll have the unique opportunity to coach the exciting sport of hockey to your designated team of wheelchair hockey players during league and tournament games. This is an exciting position since you are able to impart your knowledge and coach hockey to those who couldn't be more passionate about the game!

Location: Greenboro Community Center (363 Lorry Greenberg Drive)
Day of Week: Sunday 12:00-3:00 (time will vary depending on your position)
Location: 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
OPWHL Mission Statement: "To provide those who require an electric wheelchair for mobility, an opportunity to participate in a recreational sport that exemplifies the value of working together towards a common goal, and aims to boost its players' self-esteem and desire for competition."

OPWHL Objectives: To promote interest in wheelchair hockey and to provide an adaptive hockey program for any person, regardless of disability and gender. The league’s goals include expansion to include additional recreational teams throughout the City of Ottawa and to provide wheelchair athletes the opportunity to participate in tournaments and competitions.

Job Summary

Responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization, in co-operation with the Chairman, according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

Primary Functions
• Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors in the organization of activities.
• Act as a spokesperson for the organization along with fellow Board members.
• Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate
• Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization's community profile
• Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services
• Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
• Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization as required
• Participate in fundraising activities as required
• Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, sponsors, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization

Expectations
• Attend monthly board meetings.

Qualifications
• Leadership, management and communication skills
• Familiarity with computer applications (Microsoft Office) and social media
Location: N/A
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018