2022 Canadian Ringette Championship declared a True Sport event
Ottawa, March 3rd, 2022 – Every year, millions of Canadians come together through sport. In every province and territory, community sport inspires friendship, learning, health, and personal growth. Canadians tell researchers that after the family, sport is the most powerful influence on young people’s development.
In recognition of the belief that good sport can make a great difference; Ringette Canada has declared the 2022 Canadian Ringette Championships in Calgary a True Sport event. The event gets underway in Calgary Alberta on April 3rd 2022. Forty-five teams from across the country will compete for national titles in the U16 and U19 divisions, as well as the National Ringette League championship.
Ringette Canada is dedicated to True Sport and is committed to inspiring youth to practice values-based sport. True Sport is Ringette Canada’s approach to values-based sport and is underpinned by seven principles. When “Go For It, Play Fair, Respect Others, Keep It Fun, Stay Healthy, Include Everyone, and Give Back” are activated in sports environments, it leads to a good sports culture.
“As a passionate champion of True Sport and all that it stands for, Ringette Canada is proud to declare the 2022 Canadian Ringette Championships a True Sport event”, said Natasha Johnston, Executive Director, Ringette Canada. “These last couple of years have reaffirmed the significance and the impact that value-based sport has on our communities. I encourage everyone to not only learn about, but to find different ways to bring to life the True Sport Principles on and off the ice during this much-awaited event.”
As a declared member, Ringette Canada is already committed to True Sport. By declaring the 2022 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 thrilled that Ringette Canada has declared their 2022 Canadian Ringette Championships a True Sport event. Their long-term commitment to True Sport has ensured that ringette athletes at all levels benefit from values-based sport,” said Karri Dawson, Senior Director, Quality Sport at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. “I hope the Championships are a fair, inclusive, and fun experience for all participants!”
Good sport does not happen by chance. Sport falls short of its potential when negative behaviour gets in the way of the positive things sport can teach us about working together, respecting each other’s efforts, and handling both victory and defeat with the grace of a champion.
For more information on the 2022 Canadian Ringette Championships, visit https://calgarycrc2022.ca/ and follow Ringette Canada’s social networks to be kept up to date on the event.
About True Sport
True Sport is an initiative of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), which is designed to give people, communities, and organizations the means to leverage the benefits of good sport, from a platform of shared values and principles. As a values-based sport network leader, the CCES believes that activating the True Sport Principles, on and off the field of play, will contribute to a positive shift in Canadian sport culture. Learn more at www.truesport.ca
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. Learn more at www.ringette.ca.