2017 Canadian Ringette Championships declared a True Sport event

Ottawa, ONMarch 9, 2017Ringette Canada today announced that the 2017 Canadian Ringette Championships has been declared a True Sport event. The event gets underway in Leduc, AB on March 27th and 48 teams from across the country will compete for national titles in the U16 and U19 divisions, as well as the National Ringette League championship.

True Sport is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference. The seven True Sport Principles are: Go for It, Play Fair, Respect Others, Keep it Fun, Stay Healthy, Include Everyone and Give Back. Good sport happens when these seven principles are in play, in the right balance and proportion.

As a declared member, Ringette Canada is already committed to True Sport. By declaring the 2017 Canadian Ringette Championships a True Sport event, Ringette Canada aims to bring awareness to True Sport and show the Canadian sport community the culture of ringette and bring the value of good sport to ringette athletes, coaches, officials, associations and fans.

“We are very pleased to declare the 2017 Canadian Ringette Championships a True Sport event,” said Natasha Johnston, Executive Director, Ringette Canada. “We will be running a number of contests and reaching out to our ringette community through our social media networks to bring the True Sport Principles to life.”

“Ringette Canada’s continued commitment to values-based and principle-driven sport is a great example of how True Sport lives from the playground to the podium.” said Karri Dawson, Executive Director of the True Sport Foundation. “When sport is fair, inclusive, and fun, Canadians and their communities are able to reap the many benefits associated with a positive sport experience.”

About True Sport
True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of sport from a platform of shared values and principles. Through public consultation, Canadians have told us that they want their sport experience to be based on the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. You can join True Sport at www.truesport.ca.

About Ringette
Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by the late Sam Jacks. There are currently over 30,000 players on nearly 2,000 teams across Canada, with over 1,500 officials and nearly 8000 coaches. Internationally, it is played in more than a half a dozen other countries around the world. Ringette has been designated a Heritage Sport by Sport Canada and as part of the Sport for Life movement, ringette is well advanced at adapting Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model. As a proud member of True Sport, Ringette Canada is committed to sport that is values-based and principle-driven. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Web site at www.ringette.ca.

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For more information, please contact:
Alayne Martell
Media and Public Relations | Relations de presse et publiques
Ringette Canada | Ringuette Canada
National Ringette League | Ligue Nationale de Ringuette
Phone | Téléphone : (613) 748-5655, ext. 226
Cell : (902) 308-1067
alayne@ringette.ca
@: www.ringette.ca
@: www.nationalringetteleague.ca
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Justin MacNeill
True Sport
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 613-521- 3340, ext. 3314
jmacneill@truesport.ca
www.truesport.ca

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