Nancy Desfonds

“I started playing ringette at the age of 10 in Saint-Eustache. Then my family moved to Gatineau, where I continued to play and I also began officiating and scorekeeping. After a few years, I decided that officiating was not for me, but I continued scorekeeping because I enjoyed it. Then after a few injuries, I had to stop playing ringette and take care of my health. I continued to get involved with my local association and became a shot clock operator and have been doing that ever since the shot clock was implemented to ringette. For a few years, I was also in charge of the minor officials for my association, and I also did some coaching. This allowed me to share my passion for ringette with the young people of my region, stay involved and give back to my sport! Now I spend my time working as a shot clock operator and developing other shot clock operators. For the past three years, I have been fortunate to have been selected as a shot clock operator for the Canadian Ringette Championships and work with the best officials in Canada. I love participating in ringette games at all levels because it allows me to stay active in the sport and share my passion with my twin brother and many extraordinary friends!” – Nancy Desfonds (Gatineau, Quebec)

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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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