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Calgary to Host Ringette Canada and International Ringette Federation World Championship

March 27, 2023 – Ringette Canada and the International Ringette Federation (IRF) have announced that Calgary will be the host city of the 2023 IRF World Ringette Championship. This event is also a part of the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Sport of Ringette that was started in North Bay, Ontario by Sam Jacks. The…

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Congratulations to Terry McAdam on being officially inducted into the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to Terry McAdam on being officially inducted into the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame this past weekend. Terry is the 5th person from Saskatchewan to be inducted into the Hall of Fame since 1988, an auspicious accomplishment indeed. Denise Treslan, a member of the Ringette Canada Board of Directors, was grateful to be able…

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Meet Wowkwis

Say hello to Wowkwis (Whoa-quis), the official mascot for the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Named after the Mi’kmaq First Nations peoples’ word for “red fox,” Wowkwis celebrates the rich history of our province. A local, who hails from world-famous Rustico, Wowkwis’ favourite colour is turquoise because it resembles the water in the bay, and her…

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Ringette Canada is proud to announce four new inductees into our Hall of Fame

Angie Milbury, President of Ringette Canada, announced today that four individuals have been inducted into the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame in the Official and Builder Categories.  “The Ringette Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these incredible individuals,” said Milbury. “Their contributions to the sport of ringette are well documented and their induction to…

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Ringette Canada Releases Mandatory Vaccination Policy

In the summer of 2020, Ringette Canada launched its National Direction for Return to Ringette  to support and remind everyone involved in our sport that our game would be back – that our families, associations and communities would come back to the game we all love – stronger than ever.  We also emphasized that a…

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Ringette Canada, in partnership with Parachute Canada, is proud to launch a ringette-specific concussion online training course.

Ringette Canada, in partnership with Parachute Canada, has recently completed a ringette-specific concussion online training course. The course is hosted on our Sport for Life Campus along with the Come Try Ringette training course. As with the Come Try Ringette course, access to the concussion course is free with the use of coupon codes. Instructions…

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Why isn’t ringette in the Olympics?

Why isn’t ringette in the Olympics?  Great question!  And one that is brought up frequently to Ringette Canada.  The process to become an Olympic sport is an interesting one, so we wanted to share how and why sports get chosen to be part of the Olympic games and how ringette fits into this picture. The…

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Ringette Canada Awards Scholarships

Ringette Canada is delighted to announce the recipients of the 22nd annual Agnes Jacks Scholarship Awards and the 20thannual Cara Brown Ringette Scholarship Awards. Receiving Agnes Jacks Scholarships are Malia Gee (Regina, SK) Cassidy Meyer (Taymouth, NB) Brooklyn MacInnis (Souris, PEI) Talia Russouw (Kelowna, BC) Brynn Stevenson (Lethbrdige, AB).  Receiving Cara Brown Ringette Scholarships are Kaylee Davies (Steinbach, MB) and Lauren…

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Ringette Canada hires Hannah Woodman as Program Coordinator

Ringette Canada is delighted to announce the appointment of Hannah Woodman to the position of Program Coordinator with Ringette Canada.  Hannah has worked in sport for 8 years starting at the recreation level in 2014 and moving to work in the sport of ringette from 2018-21. Throughout these years, Hannah worked at Ringette BC as…

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Ringette Canada hires Jenni Lloyd as Communications, Engagement and Marketing Director

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Jenni Lloyd as our new Communications, Engagement & Marketing Director.  Jenni is a professional sport administrator with 11 years of experience growing, developing and sharing the power of sport.  A native of North Bay ON, Jenni now resides in Ottawa with her husband and 2 children….

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2022 Canadian Ringette Championships Set for Calgary

OTTAWA, ON (June 22, 2021) – Ringette Canada is delighted to announce that Ringette Calgary, in partnership with Tourism Calgary, will host the next Canadian Ringette Championships (CRC) from April 3-9, 2022. “We are so excited to make this announcement,” said Natasha Johnston, Executive Director of Ringette Canada. “Having the CRC confirmed for Calgary next…

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Ringette Canada Updates its Transgender Inclusion Policy

Based on the unanimous recommendation of an expert panel, Ringette Canada’s Board of Directors has updated the Transgender Inclusion Policy to address gaps that excluded players who identify as transgender male or non-binary.   In some provinces there are no existing programs for participants who identify as male or as non-binary (i.e., someone who does not…

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Promising start to Ringette Canada’s Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities initiative

It’s been 20 years, but the first phase of an exciting new project has brought ringette back to the Northwest Territories and set the stage for further growth in Canada’s North.   A partnership between Ringette Canada, the Government of Canada, and Dehcho Physical Literacy delivered hands-on clinics in four communities across the NWT in…

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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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