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Lang Family Will Have More Than One Representative at FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Pierce Lang

It would be an understatement to say that Pierce Lang has been around soccer for the majority of his life. The sport has been his life for as long as he can remember.

His sister, Kara, is known as one of the greatest women to ever lace up a pair of cleats for Canada, but Pierce’s true obsession for the sport comes from his mom.

Although he credits his dad, Brian, with a lot of the soccer parent duties growing up – including taking him often to practice – Pierce got his passion from his mom, Moya Lang.

“My mom was a pretty big influence in our lives,” said Pierce. “That’s where the real love of the game came from.”

His love of the game will bring him to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 this summer in Toronto where games will be played out of the National Soccer Stadium starting on August 5th.

Now studying Broadcast Journalism at Sheridan College in his hometown of Oakville, ON, Pierce is relishing at the opportunity to work on his craft as a member of the media and broadcast volunteer team.

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Oakville Soccer Club and Umbro team up

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Oakville Soccer Club and Umbro team up

“The Oakville Soccer Club is thrilled to welcome back Umbro as the official supplier of custom uniforms and apparel to our Rep program. The entire Umbro team consistently demonstrates their commitment to OSC through the quality of their product, service and willingness to partner to grow the Oakville brand not only locally but throughout soccer in Canada. We believe that this partnership best suits our membership,” said OSC Executive Director Dave Harris of the Club’s partnership with Umbro Canada.

The Oakville Soccer Club is pleased to announce the awarding of the Club’s Rep uniform contract to Umbro Canada.

Umbro, based out of Mississauga, ON and the official supplier of uniforms and apparel for Canada’s National Team program, had held this contract with the OSC for the past four years before becoming the successful bidder during the Club’s 2014 RFP process.

As the successful bidder, Umbro will be responsible for providing custom uniforms and apparel to all OSC Rep players and coaching staff.

On being awarded the four year contract Umbro Canada Vice President Mike Shoemaker said: “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to continue and expand our relationship with the Oakville Soccer Club. We have been deeply rooted in the fabric of OSC for years and view them as a pillar of our business in Canada. As the grassroots brand of soccer in Canada it is important that we maintain and grow relationships with the leaders in the game. Oakville Soccer Club is a true leader in the game. We could not be happier as we look forward to further strengthening our relationship and expanding the reach of OSC and Umbro across the province and country.”

Fun-Filled Softball Tournament Announced

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Gary O’Neill, Gary Gregoris, Mayor Rob Burton, Colin McGregor

Gary O’Neill, Gary Gregoris, Mayor Rob Burton, Colin McGregor

Trinison Management Corporation and Mattamy Homes team up once again to support Oakville families in need as the title sponsors of the 7th annual Mayor’s Invitational Tournament (MIT) in support of Kerr Street Ministries (KSM).

The 2014 MIT is taking place on Thursday, July 10th at Trafalgar Park and Glenashton Park. The MIT is a fun-filled day of co-ed softball raising funds in support of the many programs offered at KSM (after school care, youth drop-in centre, summer day camp, food bank and community meals, and more).

KSM provides support to low-income families in our community and offers the resources necessary to help them move beyond current circumstances and begin to build bright futures. Without the generous support from all of our sponsors this would not be possible. Mattamy & Trinison have partnered with KSM to ensure that the families in Oakville receive the help they need. They encourage other donors, especially the business community to join them and “step up to the plate & donate”.

Once again this year, a volunteer Zero Waste team, led by Lura, will be on hand to help create a greener tournament environment.

Participating Sponsors and Donors:

Mattamy Homes, Trinison Management Corporation, John & Kay Hamilton, Rosehaven Homes, Biddington Group, The Weather Network, Tim Hortons, Lura, Cameron’s Brewing Company, Lifesource Water Systems, Longo’s, Melrose Investments Inc., Corbett’s Source for Sports, Loopstra Nixon LLP, Kruger Products, The Canadian National Exhibition.

Participating Teams:

Trinison Management Corporation, Mattamy Home, Mattamy Land, Scotiabank, The Ian Martin Group, DSEL, Oakville Hydro, LiUNA, Town of Oakville, Team McHardy.

This year our fundraising goal is $150,000. Help us reach our goal and make positive changes in the lives of those in need. Go to www.kerrstreet.com and click on “Donate Now.” Together we can create the most livable town in Canada.

FIFA World Cup Starts Today

Thursday, June 12th, 2014


Record five-time winners and host nation Brazil will ensure a sprinkling of prestige and history as they kick off the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup™ against an ambitious Croatia side with nothing to lose. All the pressure will be on Neymar and Co in Sao Paulo, with an entire nation desperate for a winning start to their World Cup odyssey on home soil. Niko Kovac’s cosmopolitan squad boast the tools to spoil the party, however, drawing talent from some of the biggest clubs in Europe and featuring just two players based in Croatia.

Today’s encounter will also be the first World Cup finals game contested in the Americas since 17 July 1994, when Brazil defeated Italy 3-2 on penalties at the end of a goalless draw in Los Angeles to clinch their fourth title.

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2014 Oakville Minor Baseball Association Season Gets Green Light

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

With support from the Town of Oakville, the Oakville Minor Baseball Association (OMBA) will play on next season after being thrown a curve ball. In August, the not-for-profit organization managed entirely by volunteers learned that their now former treasurer had been misappropriating funds including permit fees owed to the Town of Oakville for the 2013 season.

“The OMBA has been very open and candid about the events that have unfolded,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “Our collective goal is to ensure that the more than 700 youth registered with the OMBA will have the opportunity play ball next season. And they will.”

Last month, Council authorized staff to negotiate deferred payment terms with the OMBA for its outstanding 2013 unpaid permit fees. To help offset costs for next season, the OMBA is also investigating additional sponsorship and fundraising opportunities.

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