Iris Todd has been involved with ringette for more than 37 years. Since that time, she has made significant contributions to the sport. She began playing ringette in 1975, started officiating in 1976 and went on to begin instructing officiating clinics in 1981. Iris was the Director of Officials for Ringette Saskatchewan and then went on to become the Technical Director for Ringette Saskatchewan, a position she held for five years. When she moved to Alberta, she became the Director of Special Programs for Ringette Alberta and then the Director of Officials, both positions she held for two years. Iris has officiated and supervised numerous provincial championships in both Saskatchewan and Alberta, she served on Ringette Canada’s Officiating Committee for four years, served as Chair of Ringette Canada’s Officiating Committee for four years, officiated at the Canadian Ringette Championships (CRCs) for eight years, supervised at CRCs for ten years, and was the Director of Officials at CRCs for two years. Iris also officiated at the Canada Winter Games in 1995 and was the Director of Officials at Canada Winter Games in 2007.
“When I look at the people who have been inducted into the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame before me, many that have been my mentors, it is very humbling,” commented Iris. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by my peers and the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame Committee. Ringette has provided me with many fantastic opportunities, taught me many life lessons and allowed me to meet some great people from across the country. I hope that my continued involvement will allow other officials these same great experiences. Ringette has been a part of my life for many years and will be for many years to come.”