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CAO: Taking Care of Your Athletes

The Coaches Association of Ontario has written a very helpful article with tips for supporting your athletes from home during COVID-19:

“Everyone in the sports community is feeling the impact of COVID-19, and as a coach, you’ve likely spent the last few weeks figuring out how you can best help your athletes stay positive and motivated.

While we all understand that practicing social distancing is essential in protecting ourselves, our loved ones and our communities, it has certainly been tough on athletes who were looking forward to finishing up or starting their seasons.

Although social distancing from one another is vital to flattening the curve, that doesn’t mean we can’t reach out to our colleagues and athletes to check in on how they are coping at this time.

So, if you’re a coach or an administrator looking for ways on how to support athletes on your team, or in your organization, this article’s for you.

We would also like to note that while this article contains information regarding how to assist your athletes in this time that ultimately, you know your athletes best. What is provided here are researched ideas that may or may not be entirely relevant for your age grade, gender, or class of athlete.”

Continue reading this article, and find more important resources, on the CAO website by clicking here.

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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!