Ringette Canada Awards 2023 Scholarships
Ringette Canada is delighted to announce the recipients of the 22nd annual Cara Brown Ringette Scholarship Award.
Receiving Cara Brown Ringette Scholarships are Élodie Simoneau (Laval, QC) and Kylee Waldegger (Medicine Hat, AB).
Élodie Simoneau is a member of the Association de Ringuette Des Moulins.
“This scholarship gives me the opportunity to recognize all the efforts I’ve made over the years, and combines my studies and my sport,” Simoneau said. “It gives me the support I need to pursue my two passions at both the professional and sporting levels.”
Kylee Waldegger is a member of the Medicine Hat Ringette Association, and currently plays for the Chicken Hawks.
“This opportunity means so much to me as I’ve been a part of the ringette community almost all of my life,” Waldegger said. “I’m very thankful to have this award to go towards my future of engineering at the University of Alberta.”
About Cara Brown:
Cara Brown played competitive ringette in Sudbury and Calgary and participated in 17 Canadian ringette championships, of which she won nine gold medals and has been named to the all-star team 12 times. Cara also served as team captain at the World ringette championship in 1990, 1992 and 1994. Cara Brown has been inducted into the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame in the athlete category. The Cara Brown Ringette Scholarship was originally formed to recognize Cara’s involvement in ringette and is awarded to a registered ringette player who is actively playing ringette at the elite level, who is entering a Canadian university on a full-time basis for the first time, who combines academic excellence and a minimum of a B average with a strong commitment to the sport of ringette. ‘This scholarship is intended to ease the financial hardship that students encounter when trying to balance their commitments as athletes and as students. If it means that you continue to play ringette, while at school, then I will have accomplished my mission.’ – CB. Recipients receive a $1000 scholarship towards post-secondary education.
Congratulations to all of our recipients.