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History

The late Mr. Sam Jacks developed the Sport of Ringette in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario. Originally designed tobe a unique winter team sport for girls and an alternative to hockey, Ringette has evolved into a fast paced,exciting sport that combines the speed of hockey with the strategy of basketball. The first game played inEspanola, Ontario, was nothing like the sport of today.

Ringette was established in Calgary in 1977. Today there are approximately 1,800 ringette players in Calgary.Ringette Canada is the national organization governing organized ringette in Canada. Ringette Alberta is the provincial organization governing ringette in Alberta.

Ringette Calgary is the umbrella organization for the three community-based ringette quadrants in Calgary:

The Northwest Calgary Ringette Society was established as a registered society in January of 1998.

With the amalgamation of the NW communities of Bowness, Triwood, West Hillhurst, Thorncliffe, Thornhill and Hungtington Hills in the fall of 1988, NW Ringette Association was officially formed.

In its first year of inception NW Ringette carried 7 teams from Petite to Junior. Today, NW Ringette Association registers over 400 athletes to make 32 teams up to the U19 level.

To read about the full history and substantial growth of Ringette over the past 30 years in Calgary and in the Province of Alberta, please visit Ringette Calgary‘s website: history.ringettecalgary.ca

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