2017 World Ringette Championships declared a True Sport event

Ottawa, Ontario – November 15, 2017 – In recognition of the belief that good sport can make a great difference, Ringette Canada has declared the 2017 World Ringette Championships a True Sport event. Ringette Canada and True Sport share a common goal – to inspire youth to practice values-based and principle-driven sport.

The event gets underway in Mississauga, Ontario on November 27. Seven countries will not only compete for world titles in the President’s, Junior and Sam Jacks divisions, but are also being urged to make their commitment to good sport official by joining True Sport.

“Ringette Canada continues to be a leader in the promotion of ethical literacy at the national level. The 2017 World Ringette Championships is an incredible opportunity for them to share their commitment to True Sport with sport enthusiasts from around the world,” said Karri Dawson, Executive Director of the True Sport Foundation. “When sport is values-based, we see benefits such as character development, stronger communities and increased opportunities for excellence – the kind of sport Canadians have told us they want.”

“We are very pleased to declare the 2017 World Ringette Championships a True Sport event,” said Natasha Johnston, Executive Director, Ringette Canada. “We will be hosting the True Sport Team Canada Fun Zone at the Hershey Centre, 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.”

True Sport is proud to support Ringette Canada as they continue to empower their athletes, coaches and officials to live the True Sport Principles on and off the ice.

To keep up to date on what’s happening at the 2017 World Ringette Championships, be sure to follow Ringette Canada on our social networks:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ringettecanada
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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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