Ringette Canada to host High Performance Summit in Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario – May 30, 2016Ringette Canada is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a High Performance Summit in Ottawa. The Summit has been tentatively slated for August 26 to 28, 2016. The purpose of the summit is to develop a national high performance plan for ringette in Canada and will bring together a core leadership group, as well as 20 invited key stakeholders.

“We are very excited to be engaging our ringette community in the development of a world-class high performance program,” said Natasha Johnston, Ringette Canada Executive Director. “We recognize that this will be a collaborative approach and are confident that the outcome will be a strengthened high performance approach that our entire sport will benefit from.”

The national high performance plan will provide the ringette community with a blueprint for action and identify the long-term goals and strategies required to help the sport achieve a shared vision.

Since it is not feasible to bring all key stakeholders together for the Summit, Ringette Canada will be using a variety of methods to engage the entire ringette community leading up to the Summit. Some of these methods include webinars; online surveys; analyzing feedback from coaches, athletes, the National Ringette League and provincial associations; and reviewing comparable high performance plans developed by other national sport organizations.

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.

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Alayne Martell
Media and Public Relations | Relations de presse et publiques
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National Ringette League | Ligue Nationale de Ringuette
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alayne@ringette.ca
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