Grocery Card Program

You can save $75 on registration fees by participating in our grocery card fundraising program for registrations on your full season registration, available from U8 up to Belle.  Enrollment in the program is simple, saves you money, and is a great fundraising effort for our association.

How it works

When you register your child, you have the option of Opting In or Opting out of the Grocery Card Program.  You are opting out of the program when you don’t register your child with the Grocery Card Program and you are opting in when you register your child with the Grocery Card Program.  When you have opted in to the Grocery Card Program, you are agreeing to have West Ottawa Ringette Assocation withdraw $250 each month from October to March (total of 6 months) where this will be returned to you in the form for a $250 Loblaws Grocery Card (each month).

The gift cards do not expire, and can be used like cash at any of the following stores: Your Independent Grocers, Loblaws, No Frills and Real Canadian Superstore

Opting In

When you opt in to the program, you will receive an immediate $75 discount on your registration for that player.  Next, you will need to fill out the following form which signifies your commitment to the program.  Starting on October 1 and going to March 1 of the current season, $250 will be withdrawn from your bank account each month.  The Association’s Grocery Card Coordinator will then order all the cards for the association and distribute them to your team’s Grocery Card Coordinator to distribute to you within the first 1 – 2 weeks of the year (WITH GROCERY CARD PROGRAM).

Opting Out

When you opt out of the program, you are charged the standard registration fee with no additional commitments (WITHOUT GROCERY CARD PROGRAM).

 How does this benefit West Ottawa Ringette Association?

Based on the number of cards that are ordered, West Ottawa receives a 5% discount for each bulk order, per month, from the entire association.  The funds raised as a result of this program allow West Ottawa Ringette Association to fund initiatives like;

  • Goalie Clinics
  • Purchasing new equipment
  • Goalie Reward Programs
  • Player Development Allowances
  • And much more

In addition, this allows us to keep yearly membership fees down on an ongoing basis.