Ringette Canada declares True Sport theme of ‘Give Back’ for ringette season

Ottawa, ON – November 10, 2016 – Ringette Canada today announced that the True Sport theme for the 2016-17 ringette season has been declared ‘Give Back’ (Always remember the community that supports your sport and helps make it possible. Find ways to show your appreciation and help others get the most out of sport). By giving the 2016-17 ringette season a True Sport theme, Ringette Canada aims to bring awareness to the True Sport movement, to show the Canadian sport community the culture of ringette, and to bring the value of good sport to ringette athletes, coaches, officials, associations and fans across the country.

As part of this initiative, Ringette Canada will be hosting True Sport Thursday on its social media channels. By highlighting their ‘Give Back’ story, ringette athletes, coaches, officials, teams and associations will have an opportunity to win Ringette Canada and True Sport monthly prizes for highlighting their ‘Give Back’ story. Winners from the previous month’s entries will be announced on the first True Sport Thursday of each month.

To participate, people must post their ‘Give Back’ story, a picture and include the hashtag #ringettegivesback on one of the following social media channels (they must also tag Ringette Canada and True Sport):

True Sport is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference. The seven True Sport Principles are: Go for It, Play Fair, Respect Others, Keep it Fun, Stay Healthy, Include Everyone and Give Back. Good sport happens when these seven principles are in play, in the right balance and proportion.

Ringette athletes across the country have already begun the playing season that will culminate in the spring with different regional year-end celebrations, and nationally with the 2017 Canadian Ringette Championships and National Ringette League Championships being held in Leduc, AB from March 27 to April 1, 2017.

“We are very pleased to declare that the 2016-2017 ringette season will be the True Sport theme of Give Back,” said Stephanie Laurin, Sport Development Coordinator, Ringette Canada. “We look forward to bringing the True Sport principle of Give Back to life by sharing the many stories from our ringette community across Canada.”

About True Sport

True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of sport from a platform of shared values and principles. Through public consultation, Canadians have told us that they want their sport experience to be based on the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. You can join True Sport at www.truesport.ca.

About Ringette

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. As a proud member of True Sport, Ringette Canada is committed to sport that is values-based and principle-driven. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Web site at www.ringette.ca.


For more information, please contact:

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National Ringette League | Ligue Nationale de Ringuette
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