Meghan Bomford Memorial Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Jolene Pinsent (Bachelor of Nursing U of C) and to Emily Drake (BSc Pyschology U of C) our 2017 recipients of Western Ringette’s Inaugural Meghan Bomford Memorial Scholarship Award. Meghan’s passion for ringette is exemplified in these two worthy recipients.

Applications for the 2018 award are available at www.westernringette.com

Meghan, a passionate ringette player, daughter, sister and friend was lost in a tragic vehicle accident October 18, 2016.  This Memorial bursary will be presented annually in her name to pay tribute to her memory and inspire others to contribute to the ringette community.  It will be comprised of at least two awards of $500 each.  One award will be distributed to a candidate most closely matching the criteria in the application and a second $500 award will be distributed to an applicant via random draw from a list of all qualified applicants.

To learn more, donate to the bursary or access the application, please click on the link below:

The Meghan Bomford Memorial Bursary

2017 RAB Cup

The Ringette Alberta Cup program is designed to further enhance the development of Athletes and Coaches. Those who attend will participate in a well-organized and equitable skill development camp with the intent to prepare for the Canada Winter Games.

This is an excellent learning opportunity for all participants, and a chance to be a part of a truly enjoyable event. Athletes are given the opportunity to receive a high level of instruction and skill/fitness assessment. The participants will meet other athletes from all over the Province and learn about the different ways they can work, both on and off the ice, to improve their game.

The 2017 RAB Cup is open to players with a birth year of 1999-2002. The camp will be held on April 22nd and 23rd at the Don Hartman North East Sportsplex. Space is limited.

Space is limited, so register today!

RAB Challenge 2017

Ringette Alberta is excited to announce the 2017 RAB Challenge!

RAB Challenge is a development camp offered by Ringette Alberta April 7-9, 2017.  The camp is a lead in to the Alberta Winter Games program helping to introduce athletes and coaches to the short term competition model.  This program is for athletes born in 2002, 2003 & 2004.
The RAB Challenge camp is a fun packed 3 days including:
  • 3 games
  • 2 practices
  • 1 on-ice skills session lead by our National Team Alumni Athletes
  • 1 off-ice dryland session run by Bilt Athletics
  • 1 mental toughness training session hosted by Zone Performance Psychology
  • 2 fun team building sessions
Space is limited, so register today!

University Ringette School Visitation Program

Hello,

I would like to invite your school to be a part of the University Ringette Team’s 2017 school visitation program.

The routine we follow when doing a school visit is that two U of A or MacEwan student athletes attend at your school at a mutually agreed upon date(s). The day starts with a 1/2 hour assembly in the gym where the university girls present to all the children in the school at once. They discuss the importance of excellence in academics and athletics, a bit about themselves, what it’s like at university, what it’s like to play on the University Ringette team, scholarships, the rules of ringette and a question/answer session. They also show a 5 minute DVD about ringette and a PowerPoint slideshow.

At the conclusion of the 30 minute assembly, groups of 24 children rotate through the gym for the rest of the day to play 30 minutes of gym ringette with the university girls. Depending on the school’s schedule we can usually get approximately 8 classes (about 200 children) through in one day. Multi day school visits can be arranged.

The university athletes bring along all the gym ringette equipment that is required for the day and, best of all, the entire visit is provided to your school free of charge!

Our program is geared primarily for K – 6 aged children, both boys and girls. Generally, one of the student athletes can speak some French if required.

In May/June 2016, the university girls visited approximately 50 schools in the greater Edmonton area. The response was very positive with several schools ordering gym ringette equipment and plans to incorporate ringette into their 2016/2017 phys-ed program.

Some comments received from schools visited by the University Ringette girls last year include:

  • The university girls did a fabulous job; please give them positive feedback on behalf of the staff & students at our school.
  • They were prepared, respectful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I enjoyed working with them very much and would love the opportunity again next year.
  • They presented the material well and engaged the students.
  • Thank-you for the organized contact sheet and materials needed. The open communication enabled me to set dates and times that work best for teachers and students.

We are now booking dates during May & June 2017 for school visits. I would encourage you not to wait too long to book a visit as last year dates went quickly and we, unfortunately, had to turn away several schools.

To book a school visitation, or have questions answered, please send an email to UniversityRingette@gmail.com.

If you’re interested in learning more about the University Ringette Team please take a moment to look at our website  www.UniversityRingette.ca. There you will find a school visitation program link.

Thank you.

Alison Flaming & Rachel St. Pierre

School Visitation Coordinators

University Ringette

Ph. 780-998-5011