Ringette officials named for upcoming Canada Winter Games

Ottawa, Ontario – November 19, 2018 – Ringette Canada today announced the selection of its officials for the upcoming 2019 Canada Winter Games, the largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth in Canada. The games will be held in Red Deer, Alberta from February 15 to March 3, 2019. Ringette competition will run from February 16 to 22.

Attending the games as director of officials is Chad Weatherall (Calgary, AB); Iris Todd (Edmonton, AB) as supervisor; Brent Bunting (Barrie, ON), Jaimie Nelson (High River, AB), Karen Meek (Bowmanville, ON), Robert Drury (Whitby, ON), Jacki Leckman (Burnaby, BC) and Chris Faulds (Waterloo, ON) as on-ice officials; and Sharon Smit (Abbotsford, BC) and Michael Murphy (Rusagonis, NB) as shot clock operators. Also attending the games are Jennifer Leak (Ottawa, ON) as the technical representative, Kelsey McIntosh (Ottawa, ON) as the assistant technical representative and Alayne Martell (St. Peter’s, NS) as the sport information officer.

For more information on the 2019 Canada Winter Games, please visit www.canadagames.ca/2019/

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 31,000 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.

About the 2019 Canada Winter Games

From February 15 until March 3, 2019, the eyes of the nation are on Red Deer, Alberta as they host the 2019 Canada Winter Games – the largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth in Canada and the largest event to be hosted in Red Deer’s history. Featuring over 150 events in 19 sports and a major arts and cultural festival, the 2019 Canada Winter Games welcomes up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches and more than 100,000 spectators, with a significant forecasted economic impact. The 27th edition of the Canada Games, the 2019 Games is set to provide a stage for Canada’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions to compete and leaves a legacy for athletic and leadership greatness in Red Deer and central Alberta.


For more information, please contact:
Alayne Martell
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Ringette Canada | Ringuette Canada
National Ringette League | Ligue Nationale de Ringuette
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Cell : (902) 308-1067

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