Amanda Begin

“At eight years old when I played my first ringette game, I did not realize the role that the sport would have in my life. Inspired by my aunt playing when my dad was growing up, he enrolled my sisters and I in a sport that has found its way into every dinner table conversation. With three girls involved, dad having coached, my mom and grandparents have had no choice but to be the most enthusiastic ringette cheerleaders. Describing us as a “ringette family” would be an understatement. My personal involvement in the sport has taken me to great lengths. After playing and coaching for many years, I was honoured to have the opportunity to help re-design the Gym Ringette Teachers Guide, as part of my internship for my degree in Human Kinetics. This enabled me to see my passion for physical education and the development of physical literacy in youth. After graduating, I have been fortunate to continue interning with Ringette Canada on their Promotion and Outreach Team. This position has allowed me to see ringette from the perspectives of school-aged children learning in our Gym Ringette sessions, to the passion National Ringette League players demonstrate. Traveling across the country promoting ringette has been one the most rewarding opportunities in my life. However, watching my sister score the overtime winning goal as a Team Canada athlete at the World Ringette Championships in 2016, is definitely the highlight of my involvement in ringette to this day.” – Amanda Begin (Ottawa, Ontario)

Territory acknowledgement

While we are a proud Canadian organization, we acknowledge that our head office is located on traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Ringette Canada extends our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples for their valuable contributions to this land. We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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