January 2016

tra_logoRingette Family Members,

We are already past the half way mark in the 2015-2016 season. What a great year we have had to date. From our bunnies that have all year learned to skate, to our novices, petites, tweens, juniors, belles and opens, both house league and ‘A’ that very well represented us in Nepean, Iroquois Falls, Sudbury and Waterloo so far! We as an association are leaving our mark all over the province. But we are not done yet!

As you are well aware by now the Timmins Ringette Association is hosting the Ontario Provincial ‘A’ Championships. This is a huge endeavor for us. We have a significant budget and we have several committees hard at work, to make this the best Provincials ever and a lasting memory for all coming but mostly for all the players. T.R.A. intends to make a significant profit from this tournament but only with your help. All money generated from this tournament stays right here in our association’s budget for our house league programs helping us keep costs down to all of our families. The bigger the success of this tournament, the more we can keep costs down in the upcoming seasons. This is how we help cover for the bunny program, keep fees down for the ringette school program, keep upcoming season registration fees down, keep tournament and regional registration fees down. We have always been and always will be a user pay association, but in order to do so we need your help.

Timmins in its whole has never hosted a tournament of this magnitude! Let’s show them how we as a ringette family pull together to roll out the red carpet to the rest of Ontario’s ringette families. We need two hours from each individual player, parent and fan to make this happen. We are manning 6 arenas that will be host to 208 games in 4 days, from March 17th to the 20th 2016. This means 56 teams of 14 players and parents, officials and Ontario Ringette Association members will be coming to our hometown, Timmins.

How can u help? Go on our T.R.A. website www.timminsringette.com, go on top right corner and click on “2016 ‘A’ Provincials”, then click on the button “To Volunteer At The Tournament”. We need volunteers to man draw tables, arenas, security, Opening ceremonies, sponsorships, etc…. during but we also need help beforehand to solicit for gifts, to prepare baskets, welcoming bags, etc…

The Timmins Ringette Association has always been very friendly and welcoming to all in the North-East region, let’s show the rest of Ontario the same welcome!

Thanks in advance,

Angie Chartier Yves Viel
Provincial ‘A’ Chair T.R.A. President