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Join the AGM on Zoom

The Annual General Meeting of the West Ferris Ringette Association is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 8th at 6:30 pm via the online meeting platform Zoom.

Note that the Zoom meeting will open at 6:15 pm; all first time users of Zoom are encouraged to join early and take a few minutes to get to know the system before the Annual General Meeting gets underway at 6:30 pm.

Please refer to the AGM email sent to the association for the Zoom meeting details, or contact us.

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Registration is Open – EARLY BIRD EXTENDED!


UPDATE! Early Bird Registration Extended to June 15th

Good news! Registrations have been coming in steadily since opening in early May, and the WFRA thanks everyone who has registered in May. And more good news: the Early Bird Registration Deadline has been extended to June 15th!

Registration for the upcoming 2020-2021 ringette season with the West Ferris Ringette Association is now open, with a new online registration system and several options for payment, making it all the easier for you to sign up before June 15th and receive the Early Bird discount.

You can now register using our online registration system.

Most of us will be new to the RAMP online system and will have to set up an account in order to complete the registration. It’s easy! Just put in your email and pick a password with the usual stipulations – combine numbers, letters including an uppercase letter, and a symbol. After that, simply proceed through the registration steps.

And here’s more good news: player registration fees are unchanged from last year! And, once again, the WFRA is offering a special $99 fee for players registering with the WFRA for the first year. Tell a friend! Tell ALL your friends!

There are currently three options for payment:

E-transfers can be made to treasurer@westferrisringette.ca. Please use ringette as the password, and put the player’s name in the memo line so we know where to apply the money.

Cheques, including post dated cheques for payment plans, should be made out to the West Ferris Ringette Association and can be mailed to WFRA Treasurer Mark Webster, 1350 Fisher St. Suite 301, North Bay, ON P1B 2H1.

For cash payments, please contact the WFRA Treasurer at treasurer@westferrisringette.ca

When businesses reopen (post pandemic …) installment payments can be made by cash or cheque, and lump sum payments (e.g. payment in full) can be made by cash, debit or credit card at Skaters North Source for Sports North Bay at 1321 Fisher Street.

Do you need financial assistance with this year’s registration? Check out our subsidy section on: KidSport North Bay, as well as the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program!

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Ringette Ontario Statement on COVID-19

It is with great regret the West Ferris Ringette Association executive and the Regional Tournament Organizing Committee shares with you news of the cancellation of all upcoming tournaments, including AA, A and U12 provincials, and the Northeastern Regional Ringette.

The NER Tournament Organizing Committee is meeting Sunday evening, and we will share any updates with you following that. Thank you for your understanding as we all struggle with this difficult news in an unprecedented circumstance.

WFRA Regional Tournament Organizing Committee
WFRA Executive

Ringette Ontario Announces Tournament Cancellations

Ringette Ontario would like to say thank you to our members for their patience and understanding during this trying time. We know that the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation has led to anxiety, anger and disappointment for our athletes, their families, coaches, officials and volunteers.

Please note that all of our decisions were based on the most up to date information and recommendations from Public Health Ontario (PHO). As experts in the field, we have relied on and been in consultation with PHO throughout the week in assessing the situation for Ringette Ontario. It was this expertise that allowed us to initially make the decision to move forward with our events. We recognized throughout this process that we would have to wait for waiting for further direction from the municipalities and local health agencies.

Minutes before releasing the decision today to cancel all Ringette activities and events starting on March 16, 2020 until further notice, an announcement was made by the Chief Medical Officer of Health in Ontario to immediately cancel all events over 250 people. Immediate action was called for and Ringette Ontario was left with no choice but to include the AA Provincials in those cancellations. This decision was rooted in a ‘safety first’ premise and took into consideration the increasing anxiety being felt by the members of the Ringette family.

We know that teams have been working hard and training all year for these events and we were heartbroken to have to make the choice we did. Please know that we did not made this decision lightly and deeply respect all the hard work and dedication of our volunteers who have poured their hearts and souls into the organization and planning of these events.

Ringette Canada has just released a statement in which they have stated their support of the provincial bodies and have made the difficult decision to immediately suspend all domestic sanctioned ringette activities until further notice. This includes the cancelling of the 2020 Canadian Ringette Championships and the 2019-2020 National Ringette League Activities.

This has been an unprecedented situation with a status that was changing by the hour and Ringette Ontario has done its best to keep up with the constantly changing information. It is with this spirit of teamwork in mind, that we would like to encourage everyone to remain positive and encouraging on digital/social media platforms as they work through discussions and comments regarding COVID-19 as well as Ringette in general.

In the coming days, teams attending the A and U12 events will be contacted with further information regarding reimbursement of team fees, but all teams should also be cancelling their travel plans immediately. We have already advised all hotels of the situation for both events and they are expecting the cancellations. Airlines have already made announcements on cancellation procedures, so please follow what has been outlined with the carriers.

We will continue to update our membership as this situation progresses, so please follow us on social media (@ringetteontario) or sign up for our newsletters (https://ringetteontario.com/contact-ro/) to receive further information.

We would like to say thank you to our hardworking volunteers and event hosts – we are so grateful to each of you as we are to the Ringette Ontario membership.

Thank you to my team and the Board for your hard work and guidance this week and beyond as we continue to negotiate these uncertain times.

Yours in Ringette,

Pamela Julian

Executive Director