Thursday, April 17, 2014

Knives come out for OCA board as regional bodies speak out

The Ontario Curling Association's board received a kick to the pills this morning when the Toronto Curling Association issued a press release stating its unease with the actions of the provincial board.

It's joined with similar associations in Ottawa and Hamilton to express serious concern about the OCA board's operation.

The TCA Board has been watching the Ontario Curling Association and its challenges very carefully over the last eight months.  Our concerns have mounted and we have begun actively communicating with the Ottawa Valley Curling Association (OVCA) and the Hamilton Area Curling Association (HACA) about an unconscionable state of affairs. It is apparent the organization is not operating efficiently or effectively and the credibility of the OCA’s leadership is currently in question.  We are all very concerned with what we have been witnessing.

It's urging all curlers to attend the special general meeting April 27 at the Mississaugua G&CC to speak out. At that meeting, of course, there will be votes of non-confidence in the OCA's president and the board and the TCA made no mistake about where it stands on the matter.  

The Toronto Curling Association believes that the OCA must clean house in a significant manner.  The OVCA and HACA hold the same general belief. 

You can read the full text of the release here. 

While the CCA and other provincial organizations have expressed concern with the OCA board, this is the first time a group that is directly affected by the Ontario board has spoken out. It turns up the heat considerably on president Ian McGillis and the rest.

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