About Us

Halifax Ultimate is a registered not-for-profit that runs with the goal of providing affordable and fun Ultimate for the residents of HRM. We offer one of the lowest cost organized sports in Halifax.

We play all year-round at various fields, fieldhouses, and all-weather turf facilities in both Halifax and Dartmouth.

Our Vision

To make quality & spirited Ultimate available in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
 

Our Mission

Halifax Ultimate’s mission is divided into five priorities:
 
Spirit 
Halifax Ultimate recognizes sportsmanship, fair play and rule knowledge are integral to providing quality ultimate. Halifax Ultimate also recognizes the importance of fun and being social.
 
Diversity of Offerings 
Halifax Ultimate will strive to offer a variety of playing and non-playing opportunities for all age groups and skills levels.  
 
Halifax Ultimate will deliver learning opportunities for members of any skill level to get better. 
 
League offerings will focus on inclusiveness allowing members opportunities to play several times per week year round.
 
Sustainable Capacity
Halifax Ultimate will work with stakeholders to meet the playing & practice needs of its membership.  
 
Halifax Ultimate will also focus on activities to raise the profile of the organization.
 
Member Satisfaction
Halifax Ultimate wants to ensure its members (and potential members) are satisfied with its offerings.  Halifax Ultimate wants to offer members opportunities to play at ‘their’ skill level.  This includes activities that are transparent, inclusive, ethical and fair. 
 
Volunteerism 
Halifax Ultimate recognizes that having an engaged group of volunteers is the key to its future success. 
 

Board & Staff


(Left to right: Tyler Smith, Chris Whitt, Ron Allen, Gavin Gray, Jack Whalen, Erin Naugle, Catherine MacPhail, Lauren Haley)

Chris Whitt - Chair

Christopher has been playing ultimate for ten years, has been a member of the HU board for four years and in his third term as board chairperson.  Most of his play is in recreational mixed, and he has captained numerous draft and team-entry teams in HU leagues.  He has occasionally played competitively with Scotch, Borderline and Warriors of Rad.  He was a member of Team Canada's silver medal team in the Open Master division at World Championship of Beach Ultimate in WCBU 2015.  Christopher loves food, wine, beer, and travel, and in a previous life was also a musician.  Christopher is an electrical engineer and works for JASCO Applied Sciences supporting the company's underwater acoustics measurement programs.

 

Gavin Gray - Vice Chair

Gavin began his Ultimate Frisbee career in 2007 playing in Halifax Ultimate's Sunday league.  From that first summer league up until now, Ultimate has become his passion.  During that time he has been heavily in Ultimate on and off the field at the local, Provincial and National level, such as serving on the HU Board from 2008-2012, Atlantic Rep for the Ultimate Canada Board 2009-2011, TD of numerous tournaments, volunteering for Disc NS and HU, and captaining local league and touring teams.  Currently he is serving as the Vice Chair of the Halifax Ultimate Board, "Male Representative" on the Ultimate Canada Competition Committee, and captain of the local mixed touring team Anchor. 

 

Ron Allen - Treasurer

Ron Allen has been a Director since 2015 and currently serves as Treasurer for the Board. He has been playing Ultimate for almost 9 years. Originally starting in a recreational league back in Fredericton, he has since moved to Halifax where he has continued to be a regular member of the Halifax Ultimate community.  Outside Ultimate, he is currently working as Finance Manager for Emera Inc.  He is a CFA charterholder, and graduate of the University of New Brunswick.

 

Lauren Haley - Secretary

Lauren is a first year board member who is four years into her Ultimate Frisbee journey and has gotten more and more involved each year. As an electrical engineer, she falls into that nerdy Ultimate stereotype, but balances it out with cheerful smile and competitive nature. You can find her just about anywhere: draft leagues, ladies leagues, rec tournaments, and competing with Anchor Ultimate - Halifax's mixed touring team.

 

Catherine MacPhail - Board Member

Catherine has been playing ultimate for a number of years first in Fredericton, then Toronto and now here in Halifax. She is also currently one of the captains of Salty. She's from Charlottetown but came to Halifax for work building prosthetic limbs and is really enjoying it. 

 

Erin Naugle - Board Member

Erin started playing ultimate during university at Dalhousie on the intramural team.  She played for 4 years at Dalhousie and joined the HU community in summer of 2012.  She has been playing 1-2 times per week on recreational mixed teams ever since and can’t imagine life without the HU community.  She is currently serving on the HU board for her second year and is enjoying planning leagues, tournaments and activities for HU.

 

Jack Whalen - Board Member

Jack started playing Ultimate in 1998 at Dalhousie. He joined HU in 2002.  He has played in many different leagues and on competitive Masters and Mixed teams.  He works at Atlantic CAT as a truck and transport Mechanic.

 

Tyler Smith - League Administrator

Tyler started playing ultimate in Fredericton around 2007 and then moved to Halifax in 2010 when he decided it was time to learn how to throw a flick. He has had the opportunity to compete at several Canadian Nationals and also with Team Canada Mixed at the World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Dubai in 2015.  When he's not attempting to fulfill your roster and schedule requests, he spends most of his time co-captaining Anchor, Halifax's mixed touring team.