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About the Ontario Square & Round Dance Federation

Who We Are

The Ontario Square & Round Dance Federation is an all-volunteer coordinating body for Square, Round, Clog and Line Dancing in Ontario. We are governed by a Board of Directors, made up of representatives from Ontario associations and members at large from Northern Ontario.

The Federation is supported by membership fees from individuals and organization. We are open to any organization or individual participants in square, round, line, contra, clog, country & western or related dancing.

 

The Ontario Square & Round Dance Federation is made up of four regions:

Our Mission

In addition to supporting the roles of area associations, the aims and objectives of the Ontario Federation are:  

    • To provide a forum at the Provincial level for discussion and interchange of information pertaining to the square and round dance movement and facilitate the flow of information within the organization.
    • To encourage the growth and advancement of the square and round dance movement within Ontario by:
        • providing assistance in the organization, development and promotion of Clubs and Associations
        • encouraging the development of square and round dance callers, cuers and leaders
        • assisting in the coordination of major square and round dance functions in Ontario
        • administering the Trillium Award Program to recognize outstanding contributions by Ontario square and round dancers, callers, cuers, and leaders
        • promoting the square and round dance movement in Ontario
    • To represent the Ontario square and dance movement to governments, other provincial Federations, and the Canadian Society of square and round dancers.
    • To ensure that appropriate liability insurance is available for square and round dancers, callers, cuers, leaders and their organizations in Ontario and to facilitate the implementation thereof.  

 Ontario Federation Board of Directors 2020-21

Dan & Rhetha Roy
Rep: South Western Ontario S&RD Association
Tel: 519-396-9877
E-mail: dan.roy1950@gmail.com
18 Snobelen Trail, Kincadine, ON N2Z 0C6

Barbara Englehart
Rep: Eastern Ontario S&RD Association
Tel: 613-692-1448
E-mail: barbeng@rogers.com
32 Midwood Pvt., Ottawa, ON K2J 5L7

Howard & Jean Lander
Rep: Toronto & District S&RD Association
Tel 905 342 5450
E-mail: hjlander@gmail.com
5109 Tower Manor Rd, Hamilton Township ON. K0L 1E0

Ron Gardner – Recruitment Bursaries
Rep: Eastern Ontario S&RD Association
Tel: 613-878-7712
Email: ron.gardner.stc@gmail.com
103 Cricket Cresc., Dubrobin, ON K0A 1T0

Austin & Avril Hayward – Training Bursaries
Rep: South Western Ontario S&RD Association
Tel: 226-271-4171
E-mail: trapperjet@yahoo.ca
530 Admiral St., Suite 205, Woodstock, ON N4S 8H8

Arlo Speer – Documentation
Rep: Eastern Ontario S&RD Association
Tel: 613 863 2756
E-mail: alrlo@squaredance.on.ca
15 Barrheaven, Nepean, ON K2J 1E7

Peter & Bev Piazza
Rep: Canadian Square & Round Dance Society
Tel: 519-472-1596
E-mail: peterpiazza1948@gmail.com
88 Foxhollow Cres., London, ON N6G 3R2

Dan & Rhetha Roy
Rep: South Western Ontario S&RD Association
Tel: 519-396-9877
E-mail: dan.roy1950@gmail.com
18 Snobelen Trail, Kincadine, ON N2Z 0C6

Dave Western
Rep: Eastern Ontario S&RD Association
Tel: 613-838-5428
E-mail: president@eosarda.ca
4 Cone Terrace, Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0

Bill & Marlene Zimmer
Rep. Ontario Lakehead S&RD Association
Tel: 807-577-2731
Email: marbillz@tbaytel.net
2235 Scotland St., Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1G9

Lorna Irwin
Rep. Toronto & District S&RD Association
Email: dancingbeegirl@gmail.com
Guelph, Ontario

Our History

The Ontario Square & Round Dance Federation had its roots in a steering committee, chaired by Ray Hutchison, formed in September 1977. Letters of patent were received on April 23, 1982. The initial board of directors was set for 1982-83, with Ed and Jean Christian being the first presidents. Our current Presidents are Dan & Rhetha Roy, Representing the South Western Ontario Square & Round Dance Association.

Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation Past Presidents

Steering committee chaired by Ray Huchinson was formed September 1977
Letters patent were received April 23, 1982

Initial Board of Directors – 1982-83
President: Ed & Jean Christian
Vice President: Ron & Ella lles
Secretary: Fred & Kay Parcher
Treasurer: Ed & Louise McQuaid
Directors: Denny Howlett, Judy Howlett, Freda Pearsall, Ron Gilbert, Lorraine Gilbert, Alice Davidson, Don Davidson

Past Presidents
1983-1987: Bob Pereira
1987-1988: Al White
1988-1991: Bob Pereira
1991-1993: Ray Quirk
1993-1994: Lorne Bowerman
1994-1997: John / Marilyn Sellers
1997-2000: Bill / Bonnie Taylor
2000-2002: Wayne / Sharron Hall
2002-2007: Al / Renia Calhoun
2007-2009: Peter Graham
2009-2011: Peter / Bev Piazza
2011-2013: Peter Courdin / Karen Remy
2013-2018: Wayne / Sharron Hall
2018-         : Dan / Rhetha Roy

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