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Free Goalie Clinic

Posted October 19, 2022
West Ferris Ringette Association will be hosting a goalie clinic next weekend in collaboration with Nipissing University Lakers ringette! Get hands-on help for FREE from experienced goalies on October 29 @ 2:00 PM, at the Pete Palangio Arena!
 
If you’re a goalie looking to practice and learn some new skills, this is the perfect opportunity for you!
 
Register here for the event now.
 
If you’re interested in being an on-ice helper for this event (goalie coach or shooter), please email Jade at publicity.director@westferrisringette.ca

RO COVID Vaccination Policy

Posted October 11, 2022
As the province and the rest of the country opens back up following two years of lockdowns, and capacity and gathering limits, Ringette Ontario Board of Directors has voted in favour of rescinding the mandatory vaccination policy that was put on hold effective April 18th, 2022.
 
As we’ve seen over the last two seasons, this comes with an understanding that this guidance may change over the coming months as the COVID-19 situation can still evolve.
 
It is still strongly encouraged that all participants who are eligible to be vaccinated do so.
 
We will continue to follow the direction of the Government of Ontario’s Public Health guidelines. All programs, regardless of size or level, are ultimately required to adhere to all public health, municipal and facility policies, and directives, if more restrictive than the current provincial guideline.
 
Thank you for your continued support as we Return to Ringette.
 
Ringete Ontario

Registration for 2022-2023 is OPEN!

Posted July 14, 2022
Dear WFRA Members,
 
We are pleased to announce that the Ramp Registration Platform is open for registration. A 25$ Early Bird discount will apply until August 15th so don’t delay!

Ramp Registration Platform

If possible, please use the same username as last year when registering online. All of your information will automatically populate and any discounts or credits (e.g. Bingo credits) will show up automatically. Follow the link from our Registration Page to access Ramp.
 
Please note that this year, payments will be accepted by credit card, Kidsport or Jumpstart only. Please contact me if this poses a problem for you. Furthermore, you will see the WFRA, RO Membership and RO Insurance fees show up as separate line items. They add up to the package costs outlined on our website. Please note that pre-paid credit cards are accepted on Ramp.

Kidsport or Jumpstart Applicants

If you are applying for Kidsport or Jumpstart funding, please take a look at our subsidy pages for instructions on how to receive an “Application Number” for Ramp. Unfortunately, you will have to pay for RO fees with a credit card (approximately $57). Pre-paid credit cards are accepted on Ramp.

Respect in Sport for Parents program

Ringette Ontario requires that one parent of every ringette player under the age of 18 must take the Respect in Sport Parent Program by November 1. This course is mandatory to have the Player’s registration approved. For more information, please check out Ringette Ontario’s Respect in Sport for Parents Information Page and the Respect in Sport for Parents FAQs.
 
The cost is 12$ plus HST, takes about an 1h15 to complete and can be applied across many sport associations. If you’ve already completed it for another sport, simply input the certificate number on the Ramp platform. Tip: Since it is largely audio with a few images, it is possible to sign in from your cell phone, pop in your headphones and listen to the program (while having to stop once in a while to click on answers).

Goalie Recruitment Incentive

I have sent last year’s goalies (U12-U19) a Goalie Recruitment Incentive promo code to use during the Ramp registration process. Please check your junkmail or contact me if you have not received it.

Volunteer Sign Up on Ramp

Volunteers carry out 100% of WFRA activities, making them an integral part of its success. We encourage WFRA members to volunteer approximately 5 hours per player (or maximum of 10 hours per family) during the season. There are several ways to get involved that vary in time commitment and qualifications.
 
Select the volunteer task(s) that interest one or several members of your family. Once we have a roster of volunteers, we will be able to reach out to the volunteers who have signed up on this page and provide them with a choice of times to help out. For example, members signing up as a Fundraising Event Volunteer will be provided with the choice of several events to participate in.
 
Please note that you only have to fill this out once per account (choose all tasks that might be of interest).

Refer a Friend Incentive

Although the details have not yet been ironed out, we will be recognizing members who refer new players to the WFRA with a financial incentive. Please let friends and family know that first-time players pay only 100$ per year and that we have an Equipment Loan Program available!

Equipment Swap Meet

We are planning an Equipment Swap Meet in late summer early fall. Stay tuned!
 
Josée Lebel
Volunteer Registrar, WFRA