Annual General Meeting

Posted March 22, 2023
Our 2023 Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from 6:30-8:30 P.M. in the Boardroom at Pete Palangio Arena. At this meeting we will present reports from the various Executive members, review and vote on motions, and hold elections for Executive member positions that are up for election or vacant.
The AGM is a time for us to look back at our year in review with our members. It is also a time of change and renewal. There are many opportunities for our members to take leadership roles within the association to help make sure that we continue to provide quality ringette programming. As our players age, so do their parents, and as they age out of our programming and move on to other opportunities in life, so do the parents that make up much of the leadership of the association. WFRA is always looking for those to help us maintain and renew. Whether you are an adult player or an interested family member, we need you to help us continue to be able to provide quality programming.
All eligible voting members are welcome to attend our AGM. An eligible voting member includes a registered player over 18 years of age, the parents/legal guardian of a registered player under 18 years of age, Executive members and officials, persons fulfilling an administrative role for the WFRA, or a life member of the Association.
To make any changes to the WFRA by-laws, a motion must be submitted through the online AGM motion form by April 12, 2023. Any motions received after this point cannot be entertained at this AGM.
The following Executive positions will be elected in 2023 for a 2 year term:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Registrar
  • Ways and Means Director
  • Technical Director
  • House League Director
  • Sponsorship Director
  • Tournament Director/Director at Large
  • Publicity Director
  • Web Director

The following Executive position will be available in 2023 for a 1 year term:

  • Referee in Chief

You can nominate someone, or self-nominate, using our online Nomination form. Nominations can be received up to April 12, 2023, and after that date any two WFRA members can present nominations at or prior to the AGM.
Questions relating to the above can be sent to WFRA Secretary Trina Palmieri at secretary@westferrisringette.ca.
West Ferris Ringette Association

FREE Coaching Course!

Posted March 23, 2023
NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (MED): Click here to Register
If you’re looking to become a coach, this mandatory course is being offered for free on April 15th, 2023 at Canadore College as part of a national initiative to promote the new mental health in sport content recently added to these NCCP Modules.

House League Wrap-Up/Equipment Return

Posted March 22, 2023
Hello everyone,
As we wrap up the house league season, there are a few key things we would like to communicate with you:
FUN3 teams will have a playoff game as their last game time on Sunday, March 26 at 4 pm.
U12 teams will have a best 2 of 3 series for their last 3 games. If one team wins both first games, the last ice time will be a “fun game” as decided by their coaches.
U14/U16- Team Cayen and Active Running will play on March 26th at 5 pm. The winner of that game will play Team Phillips on March 28th at 6:15.
18+ Jacks – West Ferris 63’s play Grecos on March 26th at 6 pm. King Sportswear plays Team Canada on March 26th at 7 pm. The winners of those two games will play on March 27 at 7:15 pm
18+ Pecore – Last ice time is March 26th at 8 pm
Equipment Returns
FUN1 and FUN2 players, please return any borrowed equipment to the equipment room (upstairs at the back of West Ferris Arena near the zamboni) on Saturday, March 25th between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
All other divisions can return their equipment on Saturday, April 15th from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm to the equipment room.
Please email Pam, Equipment Director if you have any questions or need to arrange an alternate return time.
Year-End Banquet
The WFRA executive is working on organizing our year-end banquet where medals and awards will be distributed. Stay tuned for details!
Thanks to everyone for making our 2022/2023 season a success!
West Ferris Ringette Association

Volunteer Award Nominations

Posted March 23, 2023
As the season begins to wind down for the 2022-2023 season, it is time for us to begin to look back on what we have achieved this year and begin to celebrate. As a part of this celebration, every year, our association gives out awards to recognize our members.
Please take a few minutes to look at the list of awards below and what they are for. Take some time to consider all the amazing people you have come into contact within WFRA this past season and the great things they have done and consider nominating someone for one of these awards.
Once the nominations are in, our award selection committee and the WFRA executive will work to select the successful winners of our awards for the 2022-2023 season.
Click here to submit your nomination(s) for the following awards:

  • Nell Mallory Award
    Awarded to rep or house league team that demonstrated most improvement in this ringette season
  • Youth Volunteer Award
    For a volunteer under 18 who has gone above and beyond or made a special contribution this season
  • Lifetime Contribution Award
    Awarded to a long-time volunteer who has made significant contributions to our association and to our sport
  • Jeff Francom Volunteer of the Year Award
    Awarded to the volunteer who has gone above and beyond or made a special contribution to this ringette season
  • Shir-Don Award
    Awarded to the team that has demonstrated class, character, conduct and competitiveness
  • Don Pecore Award
    An award that recognizes a volunteer for years of service to the Association and promoting ringette

On behalf of WFRA,
Jade Cayen
Publicity Director
West Ferris Ringette Association

Rep Tryouts 2023-2024 Season

Posted March 14, 2023
Save the dates! Who’s excited for next season?!
Fill out the Rep Tryouts Registration Form
Players wishing to try out for the next highest division may do so but must also attend the tryout in their age group. We’re also looking for qualified evaluators for all tryouts! If you would like to be considered as an evaluator or have questions about tryouts, please contact Marc Desroches, Rep Director, and you can also view our Rep Team Policy.
Note: U12 tryouts will be held in the fall as per Ringette Ontario policy and the long-term athlete development module.

Ringette Pathways Information Session

Posted March 14, 2023
Ringette: simplified!
WHEN: MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2023 AT 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: École secondaire publique Odyssée
DURATION: 2 hours
WHO: Anyone and Everyone!
We’ve taken questions asked over the years and combined the answers with some unpopular (but useful) knowledge to bring you an information session! This event will be geared towards U10-U19 parents and players, but anyone who wants to learn is welcome to attend. Our experienced panel members are looking forward to answering your questions and helping you understand the many ringette pathways regardless of your age or level of play.