WSWO News and Announcments

WSWO The COVID-19 Update - May 14, 2020

Posted May 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of unprecedented uncertainty and change in recent weeks and we hope you are managing well through these challenging times.

You may be wondering what WSWO is doing on your behalf and we wanted to update and send the information we have to date.

Premier Doug Ford announced on May 14th, 2020 that marinas, seasonal businesses and outdoor recreational are able to open under the Tier 1 Framework (  WSWO is thrilled to see the lifting of the mandates for our clubs and schools and for our members.

Our clubs and schools are focused on providing a positive and safe sport experience, are required to comply with all according legislation and are working to implement measures to mitigate the risk of spread of COVID-19 and support social distancing.  Please call or email your club or school to learn more about their projected opening dates and to get more information.

This is a collective effort on everyone’s part to continue to #flattenthecurve – for more information and resources on COVID-19, please see the WSWC Resource Hub WSWC

Water Ski Wakeboard Ontario (WSWO) and Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) continued to work closely to provide information as it becomes available and support a safe return to sport.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the WSWO office.

Be Safe and Have Fun!

Water Ski Wakeboard Ontario (WSWO)

P:  289-971-0674
8 Guelph Street Email:
Georgetown, ON L7G 3Y9

Notice of Annual General Meeting - January 23, 2020

Posted November 28, 2019




ON   Thursday January 23, 2020
AT    6:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
AT    Room C2 at the east end of the Galleria Lobby Enercare Centre at 100 Princes’ Blvd in Toronto.


for the following purposes:

1.  To receive the reports of the Directors and any other person that the Directors determine shall or may make a report;
2.  To receive the Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended October 31st, 2019.
3.  To appoint the independent accountants for the ensuing year;
4.  To elect the Directors; and
5.  To transact such further or other business as may properly come from the Meeting.

Positions for the volunteer board are available for consideration by members attending the AGM. Any members wishing to volunteer for a position on the Board are requested to complete the Nomination form and mail or email ( to the WSWO office by Monday January 13th, 2020 at 5 p.m. (EST). Each position shall be acclaimed if there is only one candidate. If there is more than one candidate, a vote of the members shall determine the candidate for the position in accordance with the bylaws of the association.


The current Executive Board is as follows:


President:  OPEN
Treasurer:  Tom Wheeler
Secretary:  Laz Klein
Executive Director – Government Grants & Funding:  Wendy Durigon
Executive Director – Marketing:  Erika Langman


The current Committee Chairs are as follows:


Director - Schools/Camps/Shows:  Geordie Newlands
Director - Wakeboard:  Todd Spalding
Director - Traditional:  Stephen Collins
Director - Barefoot:  Mike Spence
Director - Adaptive:  Jake Thomas
Director - Coaching:  Andrew Bergman


Please notify the WSWO office should you attend the meeting. If you cannot attend, you are encouraged to exercise your vote using the Appointment of Proxy form. Please ensure notification of meeting attendance and delivery of the completed proxy to WSWO - through direct mail or email ( - no later than Monday January 20th, 2020 at 5 p.m. (EST).


By Order of the Board of Directors
Jaclyn Cavasin
Office Administrator
Water Ski Wakeboard Ontario


Water Ski Wakeboard Ontario (WSWO)

P:  289-971-0674
8 Guelph Street Email:
Georgetown, ON L7G 3Y9



2019 Ibuprofen Open

Posted May 18, 2019

Water Ski Wakeboard Ontario, Traditional, announces the first ever… IBUPROFEN OPEN

Friday June 7, will be see the opening of the 2019 Traditional season with the first ever IBPROFEN OPEN, a non-sanctioned ice-breaker for all boys and girls age 35 and over. This event is open to slalom skiers of all abilities, competitive or not, and promises to be a great time. Join us and ski a real course behind a tournament towboat with real drivers, measured ropes and actual times.

Registration: Sign up through McCLintock’s ( by June 5.

Registration fee: $100.

Location: McClintock’s Ski School dock

Format: Two rounds slalom.

Start time: 10 am. Please be at the dock for sign-in by 9:30 am.


Rule 1. There are no rules.

Rule 2. Only Men and Women over age 35 can participate. There are no age divisions.

Rule 3: All skiers will be guaranteed a minimum of FOUR passes per round. Skiers who complete their

              fourth pass will have their speed increased by 3 km/h for a fifth and any additional successful


Rule 4: See rule 1.

Rule 5: Proper swimwear is recommended but not required. Approved safety vests are mandatory.

Rule 6: Skiers may choose to ski at any speed, with or without gates, half-course, full

             course, and have the option to change any of these with each pass.

Rule 7: See Rule 1.

Rule 8: Anyone running into the 9.75 meter line will be disqualified.

Rule 9: The wearing of a Kilt, Speedo or Mullet is strictly prohibited.

Rule 10: See Rule 1.

Other rules may be applied at the discretion of the organizers. Judging will be subjective and prejudicial.

There may be prizes, maybe not.

Non-alcoholic beverages will be available throughout the day. Lunch will be provided. Simple BBQ after all competition is over. BYO beer.

Come One and All!

Official 2019 Water Ski Team

Posted February 14, 2019

WSWO and Provincial Team Coach, Jason McClintock, are Happy to Announce the Members of the 2019 Ontario Water Ski Team

*Team ranking listed in order of skier score percentage.

Provincial Team (Tier 1)


  • Jamie Calhoun
  • Charlie Ross
  • Rebecca Ramsay
  • Ilan Klein
  • Leo Bigourdan
  • Ty Bigourdan
  • Erin Wilkes
  • Ben Wheeler
  • Micky Geller
  • James Boblitz
  • Sophie Hunter
  • Matthew Hurlburt

Development Team (Tier 2)


  • Lior Klein
  • Ivison Paul
  • Finn Samad


Grassroots Team (Tier 3)


  • Reuben Mednick
  • Hayden Beynon
  • Alister Beck
  • Isabel Beck
  • Hannah Kuntz
  • Evan Edgell
  • Melanie Edgell

2019 Official Water Ski Team Application

Posted January 8, 2019

The Ontario Water Ski Team was created in 2016 as a part of an initiative to build a youth community in Ontario focused on striving for success both on and off the water! Ontario has a long history of athletic excellence on the water ski world stage, and continues to do so through this next generation of water skiers. For details and  application information, visit:


Application deadline is February 1, annually. Must be under 21 to apply.

Notice of Annual General Meeting - January 19, 2019

Posted December 7, 2018

The schedule below outlines our 2019 tournament schedule. (Events and dates may be subject to change). Confirm information through the tournament contacts listed in the schedule. Pre-registration online through Karelo, or intent to participate by email ( is requested for all events by advising the tournament contact a minium of 72 hours prior to familiarization. Failure to do so will result in a $10 late registration fee.



ON      Saturday January 19, 2019
AT       6:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
AT       Sky Boardroom, directly off the Galleria Lobby (Click Here for detailed map) - Enercare Centre at 100 Princes’ Blvd in Toronto.