The Program Coordinator is Jimmy Roney. Jimmy is NCCP Ultimate Competition Certified, who also has the Aboriginal Coaching Module Certification. One of Jimmy’s main inspirations behind initiating the idea of sharing ultimate with the Indigenous communities comes from lasting memories of playing baseball, basketball and soccer with the people of Kwadacha, (also known as Fort Ware) and the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations, while working in remote locations tree planting. Jimmy has been the lead coach and coordinator in the pilot of Ultimate Spirit and is looking forward to continuing the work with the Indigenous people in British Columbia. He dreams of building authentic lasting relationships and cultural exchanges with the Indigenous communities.
Claire (Remy) Remington is an Ultimate Spirit Coach/Mentor. Remy is an NCCP Certified ultimate coach and has received certification through the Aboriginal Coaching Module. She started playing ultimate in college and played for various nationally ranked women’s teams in the U.S. including Oregon Schwa and Atlanta Ozone. In addition to playing as much ultimate as possible, she has spent the past ten years focused on achieving sustainable development outcomes through resilient systems, meaningful in-community collaboration, and innovative service approaches. This included working in Haiti for 3 years where she supported the development of an ecological sanitation service for urban households while spending her free time coaching ultimate to kids in the cities of Cap-Haitien and Port-au-Prince. Following her time in Haiti, she moved to Victoria, BC to do a master’s in civil engineering at the University of Victoria. This is where she found – and fell in love with – the work and play of Ultimate Spirit.
Mike Grant is an Ultimate Spirit Coach/Mentor. Mike is a NCCP Ultimate Competition Certified coach, and has received certification through the Aboriginal Coaching Module. After an extensive playing career representing Canada at 6 World Championships and winning 4 gold medals, Mike found passion in coaching youth ultimate. This passion led Mike to travel to Ashkelon, Israel to coach for two years at Ultimate Peace Project, a project using Ultimate and Spirit of the Game to bring together youth of diverse Middle Eastern backgrounds. Experiencing the powerful impact ultimate and SOTG had on youth in the Middle East, Mike was eager to begin sharing ultimate in BC’s Indigenous Communities with a vision of peace and togetherness amongst Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth. Mike’s work at the Youth Empowerment Society as an Addictions and Mental Health Counselor, combined with his love and passion for coaching and playing ultimate make him well suited to coach and mentor with Ultimate Spirit.