2016 Canadian Ringette Championships Declared a True Sport Event

(Ottawa, Ontario – March 31, 2016) – In recognition of the belief that good sport can make a great difference, Ringette Canada has declared the 2016 Canadian Ringette Championships a True Sport Event. Ringette Canada and True Sport share a common goal – to inspire youth to practice values-based and principle-driven sport.

The event gets underway in London, Ontario, on April 3. Forty-eight teams from across the country will not only compete for national titles in the U16 and U19 divisions and the National Ringette League championship, but are also being urged to make their commitment to good sport official by joining True Sport. Teams that best demonstrate their commitment to “Play Fair,” this year’s tournament theme, will be recognized with True Sport awards.  

“Ringette Canada’s continued commitment to values-based and principle-driven sport is a great example of how True Sport lives from the playground to the podium,” said Karri Dawson, Executive Director of the True Sport Foundation. “When sport is fair, inclusive, and fun, Canadians and their communities are able to reap the many benefits associated with a positive sport experience.”

“We are very pleased to declare the 2016 Canadian Ringette Championships a True Sport event,” said Natasha Johnston, Executive Director, Ringette Canada. “The True Sport theme throughout the event will be ‘Play Fair’ and we will be running a number of contests and reaching out to our ringette community through our social media networks to bring the True Sport Principles to life.”

True Sport is proud to support Ringette Canada as they continue to empower their athletes to live the True Sport Principles on and off the ice.

To keep up to date on what’s happening at the 2016 Canadian Ringette Championships, be sure to follow True Sport on Twitter @TrueSportpur and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/TrueSportpur.

About Ringette
Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by the late Sam Jacks. There are currently nearly 30,000 players on nearly 2,000 teams across Canada, with over 1,500 officials and nearly 8000 coaches. Internationally, it is played in more than a half a dozen other countries around the world. Ringette has been designated a Heritage Sport by Sport Canada and as part of the Sport for Life movement, ringette is well advanced at adapting Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Web site at www.ringette.ca.

About True Sport
True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of sport from a platform of shared values and principles. Through public consultation, Canadians have told us that they want their sport experience to be based on the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. You can join True Sport at www.truesport.ca.

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For further information, please contact:
Justin MacNeill
Communications Coordinator
True Sport
(613) 521-3340 x3314
jmacneill@truesport.ca