We cover local sports and shine a light on Ottawa’s rising amateur athletes ignored by other media
Ottawa Sports Pages is dedicated to reporting the stories that bring our community together. Can you help us showcase young, diverse voices in local sport?
About Ottawa Sports Pages
Ottawa’s not-for-profit voice for local sports
The Ottawa Sports Pages was founded in 2011 to share inspiring stories from the high school, university, community and elite amateur sport ranks.
Our motivation is to fill a gap in Ottawa amateur sports coverage that’s existed for far too long in the nation’s capital. We share our passion for sport with a thriving sports community that owns it in spades.
Since 2016, we have operated as an incorporated not-for-profit organisation called the Ottawa Community Sport Media Team, which also runs the CAMPS Project — a program that provides free sports opportunities to children/youth from low-income communities.
From 2011 to 2021, we printed 98 editions of the Ottawa Sports Pages newspaper. Though we announced that the Ottawa Sports Pages paper would cease to be available in its print format in 2022, we are proud to continue our tradition online as the voice for local sport, through our website and our newsletter.
Dan Plouffe is the Ottawa Sports Pages’ executive director. Dan founded the Ottawa Sports Pages in 2011 and led the creation of the not-for-profit organization responsible for our local sports publication and the CAMPS Project initiative, which provides free sports opportunities to youth living in Ottawa Community Housing neighbourhoods.
Dan was born and raised in Ottawa. His list of sporting accomplishments is very short. In hockey, Dan tripped and slid into the goalie, knocking the puck in for the winning goal at the same time. His Golden Diggers beach volleyball team once won a rec league title, and about the only legitimate performance award he’s received was as 2002 track-and-field MVP at Nepean High School.
Dan was better known as the NHS Knights’ school mascot and for being a big-time booster of others who possessed more athletic talent than he did — a trait that’s continued to shape his career years later.
A graduate of Concordia University’s journalism program in Montreal, Dan began his professional career with Volleyball Canada, the Canadian Junior Golf Association, and community newspapers including the Port Hope Evening Guide and the Orleans Star.
He was inspired to create the Ottawa Sports Pages when he saw the passion of the local sports community and the minuscule attention it received in the mainstream media.
Dan is married to his wonderful wife Cheryl and is father to his darling daughter Karina and his super son Andre.